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Professor Jonathan Haslam

Professor Jonathan Haslam

Emeritus Professor of the History of International Relations

Office Phone: 01223 3 30860


Currently based at the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

Quondam Visiting Professor of History at Stanford (2005 and 1994), Visiting Professor of Government at Harvard (2001), member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (1998), Visiting Professor of History at Yale (1996).

Subject groups/Research projects

Modern European History:

Departments and Institutes

Corpus Christi College:

Research Interests

The history of Soviet Foreign Policy and the history of the international communist movement; the history of ideas in international relations; the history of the Cold War; contemporary Russian foreign policy; Giulio Douhet and air power; the life and career of the late Sir Nicholas Henderson.

I am currently developing an interest in contemporary China.

Key Publications

Published Monographs:

Russia’s Cold War 1917-1989: From the October Revolution to the Fall of the Wall(forthcoming Yale, New Haven January 2011)

E.H. Carr. Los risegos de la integridad (València 2008) : translation of The Vices of Integrity.

The Vices of Intergity in Japanese 2007.

A necessidade é a maior virtude. O pensamento realista nas relações internacionais (Saõ Paulo 2006) pp. 434. This is a translation of No Virtue… (Below). Chinese edition due, followed by a Korean edition.

The Nixon Administration and the Death of Allende’s Chile: A Case of Assisted Suicide(Verso: London and New York 2005) pp. 250.

No Virtue Like Necessity: Realist Thought in International Relations Since Machiavelli(Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2002), pp. 260.

The Vices of Integrity: E.H. Carr, 1892-1982 (Verso, London and New York, 1999), pp. 300. Paperback 2000.

The Soviet Union and the Threat From the East, 1933-41 (Macmillan, London, and Pittsburgh University Press, 1992), pp. 208.

The Soviet Union and the Politics of Nuclear Weapons in Europe, 1969-1987 (Macmillan, London, 1989, and Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 1990), pp. 227.

The Soviet Union and the Struggle for Collective Security in Europe, 1933-39 (Macmillan, London, and St Martin’s Press, New York, 1984) pp. 310.

Soviet Foreign Policy, 1930-33: The Impact of the Depression (Macmillan, London, and St Martin’s Press, New York, 1983) pp. 172.