Attraction of the leading scientists to Russian institutions of higher learning, research organizations of the governmental academies of sciences, and governmental research centers of the Russian Federation

Laboratory for system international studies

About Laboratory

Grant Agreement No.: 14.641.31.0002
Project name: Transformation of International System and the Next Innovation Wave
Name of the institution of higher learning: Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Fields of scientific research: Political science

The goal of the project strengthening of competitiveness of Russian international studies by obtaining new fundamental scientific results in analysis and forecasting of Russian national security threats arising from key international challenges of the 21st century – growing international hostility, deepening regional instability and the next innovation wave.

Leading scientist

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Name: Wohlforth William Curti


Academic degree and title: Ph.D., Political Science
Job Title: Daniel Webster Professor of Government in the Dartmouth College Department of Government
Field of scientific interests: International relations theory, International Security, US Foreign Policy, Cold War and its End, Russian foreign policy

Scientific recognition:
1987 - Pre-Doctoral Fellow Center for International Security and Arms Control, Stanford University
1992 - Foreign Policy Fellow Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace 
1993 - Social Science Fellow Center for International Security and Arms Control , Stanford University
1996 - Olin Fellow in International Security Studies Yale University
2004 - Dartmouth College Senior Faculty research grant Dartmouth College
2008 - Daniel Webster professor Dartmouth College
2010 - The best article in the European Journal of International Relations for the years 2007 – 2015 - Dartmouth post doctoral program in international security and US foreign policy Carnegie Corporation of NY

Scientific work of the leading scientist, his/her main scientific achievements:
William Wohlforth is the leading scholar in the theory of international relations, the history of the Cold War and modern American and Russian foreign policy; one of the founding authors and most eminent representatives of Neoclassical Realism – a powerful theoretical school which markedly influenced the US ‘grand strategy’ in the 1990-s and particularly 2000s.
In 1999 Wohlforth published a seminal article Stability of a Unipolar World, challenging the common knowledge at the time that US supremacy following the end of the Cold War is expected to be short-lived. He is linked to the Neoclassical realism-school and known for
his work on American unipolarity, especially in collaboration with Stephen Brooks.

The Oxford Handbook of International Security (Oxford: forthcoming January 2018), edited, with Alexndra Gheciu

“An Abiding Antagonism: realism, idealism, and the mirage of US-Russian partnership in the end of the Cold War” (with Vladislav Zubok), International Politics (published online May 2017).

Is US Grand Strategy Self Defeating? Deep Engagement, Military Spending and Sovereign Debt,” with Carla Norrlof. Forthcoming in Conflict Management and Peace Science (published online November 2016)

America Abroad: The United States’ Global Role in the 21st Century (Oxford, 2016) (with S. G. Brooks)

“The Once and Future Superpower: Why China Won’t Overtake the United States” Foreign Affairs March-April 2016, 91-104. (with S.G. Brooks)

"The Rise and Fall of Great Powers in the 21st Century: China’s Rise and the Fate of America’s Global Position,” International Security 40, No. 3 (Winter 2015-16), pp. 7-53. With S. G. Brooks.

“Nation Building Through War,” American Political Science Review Vol. 109, No. 2 May 2015, 279-296. with Nicholas Sambanis and Stergios Skaperdas.

Status in World Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2014) edited with T.V. Paul and Deborah Larson)

“Lean Forward: In Defense of American Engagement,” Foreign Affairs Jan-Feb 2013, pp. 130-142. With S.G. Brooks and G. J. Ikenberry.

“Don’t Come Home, America: The Case Against Retrenchment,” International Security 37/3 (Winter 2012-13): 7-51. With S.G. Brooks and G. J. Ikenberry.

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