Welcome to Neill Lochery E.NEWS.  Here you will find lots of information on his Latest Books - and links to buy them online - plus details of his areas of Research (past and present) and Journalism.  You can also get in touch with Neill directly, watch or listen to a selection of recent interviews or come along to an upcoming talk or event.

About Neill

Neill Lochery is a world-renowned source on the politics and modern history of Europe and the Mediterranean Middle East, and is Professor of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Studies at University College London.

He has authored a series of critically acclaimed books, including the international bestseller Lisbon: War in the Shadows of the City of Light, 1939-1945.  Neill often appears on TV and radio, and is a contributor to leading newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal.  More >>

Latest Books

NEW -- PORTO: Gateway to the World
This major new work, released in the summer 2020, takes a grand tour of the city and region of Porto - the city that gave its name to Portugal and famous Port wine - exploring the rich tapestry of events and characters that have shaped its long and distinguished history. (Bloomsbury 2020 | LEYA 2020)

Out of the Shadows: Portugal, from Revolution to the Present Day - delves into British diplomatic papers released under the Freedom of Information Act. An engaging new narrative of Portugal's contemporary history. (Bloomsbury 2017)


Neill is a contributor to leading newspapers around the world, including The Wall Street Journal and Politico.  In his Journalism section you will find a listing of his newspaper articles, features and journal pieces.  Go to Journalism >> (as often as possible a link to the related article is included).

Talks, Interviews, Events & Book Reviews

In addition to his journalism, Neill has hosted and participated in numerous lectures. He frequently appears on TV and radio around the world. 

You can view a selection of his talks, interviews, events & book reviews, along with details of upcoming public Talks and Events >>



Porto Gateway to the World
 One of the oldest cities in Europe, Porto is recognised the world over for its wonderful Port wine. Rising from the steep banks of the...

Out of the Shadows Portugal
Are Portugal’s best days behind her?  Portugal’s decline has become a common theme put forward by historians and commentators who have focused their attention on...

Benjamin Netanyahu
Benjamin Netanyahu is one of the longest serving Prime Ministers of Israel. A divisive and controversial head of state; for much of the world, Netanyahu...

Brazil Fortunes of War
When World War II erupted in 1939, Brazil seemed a world away. Lush, remote, and underdeveloped, the country and its capital of Rio lured international...

Lisboa A Cidade Vista de Fora, 1933-1974
  In this engaging, accessible and impeccably researched book, Lisboa: A Cidade Vista de Fora, 1933-1974, tells the stories of the colourful array of international personalities...

This brilliantly researched, atmospheric history of Portugal’s capital city during World War II is a gripping tale of high-stakes intrigue, betrayal, double-dealing and...

Loaded Dice
Professor Lochery examines the truth of the myth that the British Foreign Office has been heavily prejudiced in favour of the ...

The View from the Fence (2005)
The Arab-Israeli conflict has for too long been seen as a simple tale of right versus wrong, good versus evil or, since...

Why Blame Israel?
A provocative new history of a troubled country at the centre of the world stage. For a surprising number of people, Israel has...

The Difficult Road To Peace
In May 1996 Binyamin Netanyahu became Israel’s first directly elected prime minister amid widespread international concern about the future of...

The Israeli Labour Party
The Israeli Labour Party and its forerunner Mapai dominated the pre-state Jewish organisations in Palestine and the early years of...