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Professor Campbell Craig

Professor Campbell Craig

Professor of International Relations

School of Law and Politics

+44 (0)29 2068 8961


I'm an historian and theorist of modern international politics, with particular interests in the nuclear revolution, US foreign policy, and the Cold War.  On these topics I have written several books and many articles, reviews, and essays.


I've been a professor here at Cardiff since February 2016.  Before that I was professor at Aberystwyth University (2009-16) and at Southampton University (2005-09).  I have held senior visiting fellowships at Yale University (2004-05), the Norwegian Nobel Institute (2009), the European University Institute (2013), and Bristol University (2015).

Education:  BA Carleton College (1986), MA University of Chicago (1988), PhD Ohio (1995)


I co-teach the first year undergraduate introduction to international relations, the second year module on the Cold War, and the third year module on nuclear politics.  In addition, I convene the postgraduate core module on international relations.  Ready to supervise research in Cold War history, US foreign policy, nuclear politics, and contemporary IR theory.

I have just completed work on Marxism and the nuclear revolution, in the form of an article on nuclear weapons and current Marxist theory in the European Journal of International Relations and, with my Cardiff colleague Sergey Radchenko, an article in the Journal of Strategic Studies on Khrushchev's encounter with nuclear weapons and what this says about contemporary attempts to revive nuclear strategy.  My colleague Jan Ruzicka and I are working on our book on US preponderance and the nuclear nonproliferation regime, which will be published by Cornell University Press's series in Security Affairs.