Pool Re is delighted to sponsor the Airey Neave Book Prize, now in its second year. The Neave Prize is awarded annually to the work of non-fiction which the Judging Panel considers to have made the most significant, original, relevant, and practically valuable contribution to the understanding of terrorism.
Pool Re is proud to support initiatives, such as the Neave Book Prize, which drive counter terrorism thought leadership and improve the awareness and understanding of an increasingly complex subject matter.
Last year’s prize was won by Ali Soufan’s superb ‘Anatomy of Terror’, and we were very encouraged by the range and quality of the twelve books that were selected for this year’s long list. After difficult deliberation, four titles have been selected for the 2018 shortlist. These will now be reviewed by independent judges Sir David Omand and Professor Mike Clarke, with the winner and runner up due to be announced in the RUSI Library on 27 November.
The short list, in alphabetical order, is:
Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001–2016
by Steve Coll
Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations
by Ronen Bergman
The Secret World: A History of Intelligence
by Christopher Andrew
Unwinnable: Britain’s War in Afghanistan, 2001–2014
by Theo Farrell