Robert English

Expert on the politics of Russia and the former U.S.S.R, identity/ethnicity in Eastern Europe, the Cold War

Director of the USC School of International Relations

Associate Professor of International Relations


  • the domestic and foreign politics of Russia and the former Soviet Union
  • Eastern Europe and the Balkans —
  • East European politics
  • ethnicity, identity and nationalism in Eastern Europe and the former U.S.S.R.
  • Russian intellectual history
  • the political history of Europe since World War II
  • international foreign policy and defense analysis

Additional Information

  • ¬†Former policy analyst, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Former senior analyst, Committee for National Security
  • Recipient of the Harold D. Lasswell Prize of the American Political Science Assoc. (1996)

Author of:

  • ¬†Russia and the Idea of the West: Gorbachev, Intellectuals and the End of the Cold War
  • Our Serbian Brethren: History, Myth and the Politics of Russian National Identity
  • The Other Side: How Soviets and Americans Perceive Each Other
  • Rebirth: A Political History of Europe since World War II
  • My Six Years with Gorbachev


  • Russian
  • Serbo-Croatian
  • Italian

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