Lydia H. Liu, author of The Clash of Empires
"Clearly written, well researched, and persuasively argued, Hevia's latest book will engage a range of readers. Scholars of diplomatic history will find especially valuable Hevia's insights into the growth and development of military intelligence as the other major component of the developing European security regimes in Europe and in Asia. Historians of Asia will also gain much from his research, linking as it does south, central, and eastern Asia into the British imperial network of intelligence gathering and control."
Michael H. Fisher, H-Diplo
"... an elegant, thoughtful and often provocative analysis of how security imperatives dictated the collection, analysis, and dissemination of military information ... The Imperial Security State makes a persuasive and passionate argument for the centrality of military intelligence in not only developing strategies to intervene in Asia but more significantly in defining what Asia actually meant then and now. It is a very compelling account, lucidly presented, solidly researched and theoretically sophisticated."
Douglas M. Peers, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History