Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

US unipolar preponderance and the nuclear revolution

Professor Campbell Craig, Professor of International Relations, Cardiff University

24 November 2016


Professor Campbell Craig

Professor Campbell Craig


The nuclear revolution simultaneously presents enormous incentives for the US and other states to preserve the unipolar order as it stands, and for a revolutionary transformation of international politics. This talk explores this dilemma, with a particular focus upon the US policies of 'disarmament' and nonproliferation.

About the speaker

Professor Craig has held senior fellowships at Yale University, the Norwegian Nobel Institute, the European University Institute, and, most recently, at the Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Bristol, and has given invited lectures at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, Chicago, Columbia, Cambridge, Sciences-Po, the Free University of Berlin, the London School of Economics, University of Copenhagen, and other universities.

He has published in several major journals, the New York Times and the London Review of Books. His most recent books are The Atomic Bomb and the Origins of the Cold War (Yale University Press, with Sergey Radchenko), and America’s Cold War: the Politics of Insecurity (Harvard University Press, with Fredrik Logevall); forthcoming work includes a book on US unipolar preponderance and nuclear nonproliferation, co-written with Jan Ruzicka, to be published by Cornell University Press.