Fields of Concentration and Teaching Interests:
Eurasia, Middle East and North Africa
U.S. Foreign Relations and Diplomatic History (all periods)
U.S. History (all periods)
European History (Early Modern)
English Politics and Foreign Policy (Tudor)
Recent Chapters in Books:
“Selective Engagement,” in James J, Hentz, ed., Obligation of Empire, U.S. Grand Strategy at Century’s Dawn, University Press of Kentucky, 2004.
"The United States Confront a Multipolar World," AAKROSH (New Delhi), Vol. 8, No 26, January 2005, pp. 13-41.
Recent Conference Papers:
"The United States Confront a Multipolar World," Berlin Conference, Logenhaus, January 14, 2005.
“Challenges to U.S. Middle East Policy,” Palestine Center, Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., November 2003.
“U.S. Middle East Policy and the Iraq Question,” National Council on US-Arab Relations, Washington, D.C., September 2002.
“US Foreign Policy and the Middle East,” Lecture Tour in Morocco sponsored by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung-Morocco and the Bouabid Foundation (Rabat, Morocco), April 17-25, 2004.
“War Against Iraq: Domestic Sources of the Policy,” Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, November 2002.
"The Darfur Crisis Could Spread Beyond Sudan,” Roanoke Times (VA), 5 September, 2004.
“Tunisia's Moderation Benefits the United States," Roanoke Times (VA), 22 January, 2004.
Le Matin (Morocco), series of interviews on US Foreign Policy, 23 April 2004, 26 April 2004.
Asahi TV (Japan), series of interviews on US Foreign Policy, 2003, 2004.
Recent Field Research:
2004: Morocco, Tunisia
2002: Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan
2000: Mexico, Panama