- Dr Linda Risso
- Position/Fellowship type:
- Senior Research Fellow
- Institute of Historical Research
- Home institution:
- Centre for Army Leadership
- Centre for Army Leadership, Robertson House, The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 4PN, UK
- Email address:
Research Summary and Profile
- Research interests:
- Contemporary History, History, International Relations, Politics
- Europe, North America, United Kingdom
- Summary of research interests and expertise:
Contemporary European History. Diplomatic History. History of International Organisations. History of security and defence in the 20th century. History of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Leadership in the 20th century.
- Project summary relevant to Fellowship:
Dr Risso is Senior Researcher at the Centre of Army Leadership, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Before joining the Ministry of Defence, Dr Risso worked as historian at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, in Mons (Belgium).
- Publication Details
Date Details 18-May-2022 Risso L., A Forgotten Success: Operation Essential Harvest, 2001, RUSI Journal, Vol. 166, Issue 6/7 (2022)
01-Mar-2022 Toxic Workplace Culture: Lessons from Rio Tinto, CAL Leadership Insight, N. 30, March 2022
01-Oct-2021 Risso L., ''Squaring the Circle: The Evolution of NATO’s Strategic Communications since the 1990s'', (International Symposium of Military Academies), Journal of Peace and War Studies, October 2021, pp. 157-171.
06-May-2021 Risso, L. ''Vigilance is the Price of Liberty: The Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe Marks Its 70th Anniversary'', RUSI Journal, 6 May 2021
12-Nov-2020 Risso L., “Leadership styles: A comparative study of Secretaries General Ismay, Spaak and Wörner”, in Gram-Skjoldager, Ikonomou and Kahlert (eds.) in Organizing the World: International Organization and the Emergence of International Public Administration, 1920-1960s (London: Bloomsbury, 2020)
01-Aug-2019 Risso L., “I am the servant of the Council: Lord Ismay and the making of the NATO International Staff”, Contemporary European History. 28/3, pp. 342-357.
01-Aug-2019 Risso L., “The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation” Global Politics: Actors and Themes. Understanding International Affairs. Edited by K. Larres and R. Wittlinger. Routledge.
01-Apr-2019 Risso L. (ed.), NATO at 70: A historiographical approach. Routledge, 2019
01-Jun-2018 Risso L., “Harvesting your soul: Cambridge Analytica and Brexit” in Christa Jansohn (ed.), Brexit means Brexit, Mainz: Academy of Sciences and Literature.
01-Jun-2018 Risso L., “Social Media and Democracy” in Constitution in Crisis: The New Putney Debates. Edited by D.J. Galligan with Phil Dines. London: I.B. Tauris
01-Apr-2017 Risso L. (ed.) Special issue of Media, War and Culture on “War correspondents: life on the ground, risks and challenges”.
01-Oct-2016 Risso L., “NATO and the environment: The Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society”, Contemporary European History, 25/3, pp. 505-535
01-Oct-2015 Risso L. “Time to act: the UK in NATO” RUSI Journal, 160/5, pp. 33-34
01-Jan-2014 Risso L., Propaganda and intelligence in the Cold War: The NATO Information Service. Routledge. 2014
01-May-2013 Risso L. (ed.) Special issue of Cold War History on “Radio wars: Broadcasting in the Cold War” 13/2
01-May-2011 Risso L. (ed.), Special issue of Modern Italy 16/2 on “18 April 1948: Italy between continuity and rupture”.
01-May-2011 Risso L., “A difficult compromise: American and European plans for NATO anti-communist propaganda and intelligence”, Intelligence and National Security 26 (2-3), pp. 330-354.
01-Feb-2011 Risso L., “Propaganda on wheels: the NATO travelling exhibitions in the 1950s and 1960s” Cold War History, 11/1, pp. 9-25
01-Nov-2009 Risso L. “‘Don’t mention the Soviets!’: An overview of the short films produced by the NATO Information Service between 1949 and 1969”, Cold War History 9/4, pp. 501-512
01-Mar-2009 Risso L., “Cracks in a facade of unity: The French and Italian Christian Democrats and the early stages of the European integration process”, Religion, State and Society 37/1, pp. 99-114.
01-Aug-2007 Boria M. and Risso L. (eds.), Laboratorio di Nuova Ricerca: Investigating Gender, Translation and Culture in Italian Studies, Troubador
01-Jun-2007 Risso L., “Similar, yet so different: Why the European Defence Community was not a forerunner of the ESDP”, in Deighton A., Bossuat G. (eds.), L'Union européenne, acteur de la securité mondiale, Paris: Soleb, pp. 264-282
01-May-2007 Risso L., Divided we stand: The French and Italian political parties and the rearmament of Western Europe, 1949-1955, CSP. 2007
01-May-2007 Risso L., “Against rearmament or against integration?: The PCI and PCF's opposition to the European Defence Community and the Western European Union, 1950-55”, Journal of European Integration History, pp. 11-31.
01-Feb-2007 Risso L. (ed.), Special issue of Journal of European Integration History “Which Europe? Communist Parties between Nationalism and Internationalism, 1945- 1975”.
01-Feb-2007 Risso L., “‘Enlightening Public Opinion’: A study of NATO’s information policies between 1949 and 1959 based on recently declassified documents”. Cold War History 7/1, pp. 45-74
01-Nov-2006 Risso L. and Boria M. (eds.), Culture and Politics in post-war Italy, CSP.
01-Sep-2004 Risso L. (ed.) “Gli Indici di Nuova Repubblica”, Quaderni di Storia e Letteratura, vol. 16,pp. 1-202.
01-Jan-2004 Risso L., “Una piccola casa libera: Gli azionisti di Unità Popolare”, Quaderno di Storia Contemporanea, vol. 35, pp. 54-73. And “Unità Popolare: Caratteri e natura del movimento. Intervista a Pino Tagliazucchi”, Quaderno di Storia Contemporanea, vol. 35, pp. 74-84.