ROBERT HERSCHEL DONALDSON
6449 S. Richmond Ave., Tulsa, Oklahoma 74136-1669
(918) 496-2038 [Phone] (918) 496-1586 [Fax]
(918) 625-9355 [Cell]
Department of Political Science, University of Tulsa
800 South Tucker Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104
Born: June 14, 1943
Married to Sally A. Donaldson, four children (Jennifer Gwynne,
b. 1969; John Andrew, b. 1970; Mark Elliot, b. 1987; Ryan Scott,
A.B., Harvard University (Magna cum laude in
A.M., Harvard University (Political Science)
Ph.D., Harvard University (Political Science)
1990-present The University of Tulsa, Tulsa,
Trustees Professor of Political Science, 1996-
Director, Russian Studies Program, 2005-
Interim Chairman, Department of History, 2001-2002
President and Professor of Political Science, 1990-1996
1984 to 1990 Fairleigh Dickinson University,
Rutherford-Teaneck-Madison, New Jersey
President and Professor of Political Science
1981 to 1984 Herbert H. Lehman College, City University
of New York, Bronx, New York
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor
of Political Science
1968 to 1981 Vanderbilt University, Nashville,
Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Science, 1975-1981
Professor (1980-1981), Associate Professor (1974-1980),
Assistant Professor (1968-1974) of Political Science
1966 to 1968 Harvard University, Cambridge,
Teaching Fellow, Department of Government
FELLOWSHIPS, HONORS, AND VISITING APPOINTMENTS
MAJOR AREAS OF ACADEMIC SPECIALIZATION
International politics, with emphasis on Soviet, Russian, and
American foreign policies
Comparative politics, with emphasis on the Soviet Union and
the Russian Federation
BOOKS AND MONOGRAPHS
- The Foreign Policy of Russia:
Changing Systems, Enduring Interests, 4th ed. (With Joseph L. Nogee) New York:
M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 2009, 419 pp. (1st ed. 1998; 2nd
ed. 2002; 3rd ed. 2005)
- Soviet Foreign Policy Since World War II, 4th
ed. (With Joseph L. Nogee) New York: Macmillan Publishing Company,
1992, 414 pp. (3rd ed. 1988; 2nd ed. 1984; 1st
ed. 1981, Pergamon Press)
- The Soviet Union and the Third World: Successes and Failures.
(Editor and co-author) Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1981, 458 pp.
- The Soviet-Indian Alignment: Quest for Influence.
Monograph Series in World Affairs, Volume 16, Books 3-4. Denver:
University of Denver, 1979, 70 pp.
- Soviet Policy Toward India: Ideology and Strategy. Russian
Research Center Studies 74, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1974,
- Stasis and Change in Revolutionary Elites: A Comparative
Analysis of the 1956 Party Central Committees in China and the USSR.
(With Derek J. Waller) Sage Publications Comparative Politics Series,
Volume 1, No. 11, 613-662.
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS AND YEARBOOKS
- "Russia." Executive
Leadership and Legislative Assemblies. Ed. Nicholas D.J.
Baldwin. London and New York: Routledge, 2006, 230-249.
- “Russian Policy in South
Asia: Playing a Dynamic Five-Power Game.” Post-Communist Countries
in the Search for Security and Stability. Ed. Konstantin Khudoley.
St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg State University Press, 2005, 19-37.
- “Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction: Varying
Assessments of the Threat." Post-Communist
Countries in the Globalizing World. Ed.
Konstantin Khudoley. St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg State University
Press, 2004, 33-54.
- “Political Leadership and Succession: The Passing of the Brezhnev
Generation.” Soviet Politics: Russia after Brezhnev. Ed. Joseph
L. Nogee. New York: Praeger, 1985, 1-14.
- “Soviet Conceptions of `Security'.” Toward Nuclear
Disarmament and Global Security: A Search for Alternatives.
Ed. Burns H. Weston. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1984, 290-302.
- “The Soviet Union in India.” The Pattern of Soviet Conduct in
the Third World. Ed. Walter Laqueur. New York: Praeger, 1983,
- “Soviet Security Interests in South Asia.” The Subcontinent
in World Politics: India, Its Neighbors, and the Great Powers.
Rev. ed. Ed. Lawrence Ziring. New York: Praeger, 1982, 183-204.
- “Soviet Involvement in South Asia and the Indian Ocean Region.” Soviet
Foreign Policy in the 1980s. Ed. Roger E. Kanet. New York:
Praeger, 1982, 330-349.
- “Soviet Policy in South Asia.” Soviet Policy in the Third
World. Ed. W. Raymond Duncan. New York: Pergamon Press, 1980,
- “The USSR, the Subcontinent, and the Indian Ocean: Naval Power
and Political Influence.” The Subcontinent in World Politics:
India, Its Neighbors, and the Great Powers. Ed. Lawrence
Ziring. New York: Praeger, 1978, 168-195.
- “Global Power Relationships in the Seventies: The View from the
Kremlin.” The Dynamics of Soviet Politics. Eds. Paul
Cocks, R.V. Daniels, and Nancy W. Heer. Cambridge: Harvard University
Press, 1976, 309-333.
- “The Soviet Union and European Security.” Changes in European
Relations. Ed. J.A. Kuhlman and L.J. Mensonides. Leyden: A.W.
Sijthoff, 1976, 87-102.
- “Union of Soviet Socialist Republics” and “India.” Yearbook
of International Communist Affairs 1976. Ed. R.F. Staar.
Stanford: Hoover Institution, 1976, 68-90, 279-286.
- “Soviet Policies in South Asia.” Soviet Economic and
Political Relations with the Developing World. Eds. Roger
E. Kanet and Donna Bahry. New York: Praeger, 1975, 217-232.
- “Union of Soviet Socialist Republics: International Views and
Policies” and “India.” Yearbook of International Communist Affairs
1975. Ed. R.F. Staar. Stanford: Hoover Institution, 1975, 87-111,
- “Le Comite de l'Union Sovietique en 1971.” Le Pouvoir
Politique. Ed. Pierre Birnbaum. Paris: Dalloz, 1975, 166-183.
- “An Analysis of the Warsaw Pact Conference Proposal.” The
Future of Inter-Bloc Relations in Europe. Ed. Louis J.
Mensonides and J.A. Kuhlman. New York: Praeger, 1974, 66-101.
- “Union of Soviet Socialist Republics: International Views and
Policies.” Yearbook on International Communist Affairs 1974.
Ed. R.F. Staar. Stanford: Hoover Institution, 1974, 77-95.
Journal of Legislative Studies, Special Issue on Legislatures and
Executives: An Investigation into the Relationship at the Heart of
Government, ed. Nicholas D.J. Baldwin, 10.2-3 (Summer and Autumn
- "The Arms Trade in Russian-Chinese Relations: Identity, Domestic
Politics, and Geopolitical Positioning," (with John A. Donaldson)
, 47 (2003), 709-732.
- "Boris Yeltsin's Foreign Policy Legacy," Tulsa Journal of
Comparative & International Law, VII, 2 (Spring 2000), pp.
- “The Soviet Union in the Third World.” Current History.
81.477 (October 1982), 313-317, 339.
- “Toward a Political Economy of East-South Relations.” Problems
of Communism. XXX.3 (May-June 1981), 82-86.
- “The Soviet Union in South Asia: A Friend to Rely On?” Journal
of International Affairs. 34.2 (Fall/Winter 1980/81), 235-258.
- “Soviet Strategy in the 1970s and Beyond.” Parameters:
Journal of U.S. Army War College. VIII (March 1978), 62-71.
Reprinted in Department of the Air Force. Current News: Special
Edition. No. 326, June 29, 1978.
- “Triangular Politics: The Rules of the Game.” Pakistan Horizon.
27.1 (1974), 3-10.
- “A Comparison of the Current Soviet and Chinese Central
Committees.” (With Derek J. Waller). Studies in Comparative
Communism. VI.2-3 (Spring-Summer 1973), 51-65.
- “India: The Soviet Stake in Stability.” Asian Survey. XII
(June 1972), 475-492.
- “The 1971 Soviet Central Committee: An Assessment of the New
Elite.” World Politics. XXIV.3 (April 1972), 382-409. Reprinted
in Contemporary Isms: A Political Economy Perspective.
Ed. Charles A. McCoy. New York: Franklin Watts, 1982.
- “Black Students at a White University: Their Attitudes and
Behavior in an Era of Confrontation.” (With Richard A. Pride). Journal
of Social and Behavioral Sciences. 15.2 (Fall 1969), 22-38.
UNPUBLISHED PAPERS AND INVITED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
- "The Russian Role in the 'War on Terrorism:' Performance and
Prospect." Delivered at the 3rd Convention of the Russian International
Studies Association, Moscow, Russia, May 21, 2004
- “The Politics of ‘Cyber-Terrorism.’” Delivered at the World
Conference on “Global Tensions and Their Challenges to Governance of
the International Community,” sponsored by the International Studies
Association and the Central and East
European International Studies Association, Central European
University, Budapest, Hungary, June 26-28, 2003
- "Domestic Influences on Russian Arms Sales Policy," delivered to
43rd Convention, International Studies Association, New Orleans, LA,
- "The Arms Trade in Russian-Chinese Relations: How Firm a
Foundation?" delivered to Hong Kong Convention on Globalization, July
- "Putin's Foreign Policy: Elements of Continuity and Change,"
delivered to 42nd Convention, International Studies Association,
Chicago, IL, March 2001
- “Trends in Russian Politics.” Delivered at the Lawrence Livermore
National Laboratory, Livermore, California, March 1, 1993.
- “Post-Soviet Order: How Orderly?” Delivered at the Tenth Annual
Fulbright Symposium, “Integration, Disintegration, and World Order,”
Fayetteville, Arkansas, April 6, 1992.
- “The Effects of a Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan on Soviet
Relations with India and Pakistan.” Delivered at a conference at the
U.S. Department of State, February 1989.
- “Soviet-Indian Relations in the Gorbachev Era.” Delivered at the
1988 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association,
Washington, September 1988.
- “Probable Soviet Responses to Nuclear Proliferation in India
and/or Pakistan.” Delivered at the Science Applications International
Corporation conference on “Nuclear Proliferation Dynamics in South
Asia,” McLean, Virginia, June 21-22, 1988.
- “Socialist World Views.” Delivered at the Air War College,
Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, August 27, 1985.“South Asia as a
Subsystem.” Delivered at the Columbia University Institute of War and
Peace Studies Seminar on Regional Politics and Superpower Intervention
in Rimland Asia, March 7, 1985.
- “Soviet Perceptions of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Development and
Deployment.” Conferences conducted by Pacific Sierra Research
Corporation for the Sandia National Laboratory. Participant, September
1981, Conference Chair, October 1981, Arlington, Virginia; Conference
Chair, April 1982, La Jolla, California.
- “Soviet Leadership in Transition.” Delivered at University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee, May 1979.
- “Great Power Interests and the Prospects for Naval Limitations in
the Indian Ocean.” Delivered at a Colloquium for Ambassador Howard
Wriggins, U.S. Department of State, July 27, 1977.
- “European Security: The American Perspective.” Paper presented to
Banff '74 International Slavic Conference, September 1974.
- “Contemporary Soviet Foreign Policy.” Paper presented to the
Midwest Slavic Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 1974.
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