Professor Ashton studied for his undergraduate degree at Christ’s College, Cambridge, where he continued to gain his PhD. On completion of his doctorate, he obtained a Temporary Lectureship at Salford University, before moving on to a permanent Lectureship at the University of Liverpool. Professor Ashton moved to the LSE in 1998.
Books in order of publication:
Eisenhower, Macmillan and the Problem of Nasser Anglo-American Relations and Arab Nationalism, 1955-59 – 1996
Kennedy, Macmillan and the Cold War: The Irony of Interdependence – 2002
The Cold War in the Middle Easter: Regional Conflict and the Superpowers 1967-73 (2007)
King Hussein of Jordan – 2008
The Iran-Iraq War: New International Perspectives – 2012
False Prophets: British Leaders’ Fateful Fascination with the Middle East from Suez to Syria – 2022