Anne Deighton is Professor of European International Politics at the University of Oxford, Department of Politics and International Relations, and a fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford. She has published extensively on the Cold War, particularly with reference to British policies. She is currently writing about the late 1940s with particular focus upon institution-building (for example, the creation of the Council of Europe, the European Human Rights Convention, NATO, the Colombo Plan), looking at the ideas and impact of Ernest Bevin while he was British foreign secretary. She is also working on European Cold War politics in the ill-defined era of détente, compromise and integration that preceded the end of the Cold War, and on why contemporary European (EU) security issues have developed in the way they have. A list of her publications and teaching interests can be found here.