George F. Kennan Professor
Jonathan Haslam is a leading scholar on the history of thought in international relations and the Soviet Union whose work builds a bridge between historical studies and the understanding of contemporary phenomena through critical examinations of the role of ideology. His studies of Soviet foreign policy are expansive in their quality and range, demonstrating his keen originality of thought, supported by insightful and comprehensive archival research. Haslam is the author of many books, including Soviet Foreign Policy, 1930–1933: The Impact of the Depression (1983), The Soviet Union and the Struggle for Collective Security in Europe, 1933–1939 (1984), The Soviet Union and the Politics of Nuclear Weapons in Europe, 1969–1987 (1990), and The Soviet Union and the Threat from the East, 1933–1941 (1992), which offer intensive explorations and interpretations of Soviet international relations and foreign policy in the context of economic, military, and political developments in Europe, Asia, and North America. Jonathan Haslam is also the author of a new blog, www.throughrussianeyes.com, which aims to bring to the reader’s attention aspects of Russia’s foreign and defense policies that do not see the light of day in mainstream media.