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Obituary: Brian Crozier

Brian Crozier, a former Reuters journalist described as one of the "last of the Cold War warriors", died on Saturday after a long illness, aged 94.

His journalism career led him to work for Reuters, The Economist, the BBC and Sydney Morning Herald. But he was also known as an historian, strategist, and adviser on Soviet threats during the Cold War. He founded the Institute for the Study of Conflict, a London-based group that studied insurgencies and terrorism, and later worked with the British Secret Intelligence Service, the Information Research Department of the British Foreign Office, and the CIA. In 1977 he formed his own international secret service in known as The 61, which would later work with British prime minister Margaret Thatcher and US president Ronald Reagan.

Debrett’s lists Crozier’s years with Reuters as 1943-44 when he was a sub-editor and 1951-52 when he was a correspondent. ■

The Independent