Hänni has published peer-reviewed academic articles and essays in leading history and political science journals, including Intelligence and National Security, Critical Studies on Terrorism, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Routledge’s Critical Terrorism Studies series, and Palgrave Macmillan’s Transnational History Series.

Selected works

  • Hänni, Adrian, “Chimäre Curiel: Westliche Geheimdienste, antikommunistische Propaganda-Netzwerke und die Produktion eines Kalten-Kriegs-Mythos” [“Mysterious Curiel: Western Intelligence Services, Anti-Communist Propaganda Networks and the Production of a Cold War Myth”], Journal for Intelligence, Propaganda and Security Studies, vol. 9, no. 1,  2015, pp. 76-92.
  • Hänni, Adrian, “A Chance for a Propaganda Coup? The Reagan Administration and The Day After (1983)“, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, vol. 36, no. 3, 2015, pp. 415–435, doi:10.1080/01439685.2015.1105514.
  • Hänni, Adrian. “A Global Crusade against Communism: The Cercle in the Second Cold War”, in: Giles Scott-Smith, Luc van Dongen & Stephanie Roulin (eds.), Transnational Dimensions of Cold War Anticommunism: Actions, Networks, Transfers, Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series, New York 2014, pp. 161-174.
  • Hänni, Adrian, “Mastermind of Terror: The Soviet Union as the Leader of the International Terror Network“, in: Eva-Maria Stolberg (ed.), The Soviet Union and the United States: Rivals of the Twentieth Century: Coexistence and Competition, Frankfurt am Main: Peter-Lang-Edition, 2013, pp. 217-246.
  • Hänni, Adrian & Lukas Hegi, “Pakistanischer Pate: Der Geheimdienst Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) und die afghanischen Taliban, 2002-2010” [“Pakistani Godfather: The Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and the Afghan Taliban, 2002-2010”], Journal for Intelligence, Propaganda and Security Studies, vol. 5, no. 1, 2011, pp. 46-60.

Nothing happens in a vacuum in life: every action has a series of consequences, and sometimes it takes a long time to fully understand the consequences of our actions.


— Khaled Hosseini, novelist