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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, b.1990)



A.B., Harvard University (Magna cum laude in Government)

A.M., Harvard University (Political Science)

Ph.D., Harvard University (Political Science)



1990-present The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma

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, Tennessee

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, Massachusetts

Teaching Fellow, Department of Government



  • 1960-1964 Harvard College and National Merit Scholarships; Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1964-1968 Graduate Prize Fellowship, Harvard University
  • 1973-1974 Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow (Bureau of Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State)
  • 1977-1978 Chairman, Faculty Senate, Vanderbilt University
  • 1978-1979 Visiting Research Professor, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania
  • 1989 Honorary Degree (Doctor of Political Science), Kyung-Nam University, Masan, South Korea
  • 1992 Orden Andres Bello, Primera Clase, presented by President Carlos Andres Perez, Caracas, Venezuela

    International politics, with emphasis on Soviet, Russian, and American foreign policies

    Comparative politics, with emphasis on the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation




    1. 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)
    2. 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)
    3. The Soviet Union and the Third World: Successes and Failures. (Editor and co-author) Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1981, 458 pp.
    4. The Soviet-Indian Alignment: Quest for Influence. Monograph Series in World Affairs, Volume 16, Books 3-4. Denver: University of Denver, 1979, 70 pp.
    5. Soviet Policy Toward India: Ideology and Strategy. Russian Research Center Studies 74, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1974, 338 pp.
    6. 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.


    1.  "Russia." Executive Leadership and Legislative Assemblies. Ed. Nicholas D.J. Baldwin. London and New York: Routledge, 2006, 230-249.
    2.  “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.
    3.  “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.
    4. “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.
    5. “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.
    6. “The Soviet Union in India.” The Pattern of Soviet Conduct in the Third World. Ed. Walter Laqueur. New York: Praeger, 1983, 81-108.
    7. “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.
    8. “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.
    9. “Soviet Policy in South Asia.” Soviet Policy in the Third World. Ed. W. Raymond Duncan. New York: Pergamon Press, 1980, 212-238.
    10. “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.
    11. “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.
    12. “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.
    13. “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.
    14. “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.
    15. “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, 323-331.
    16. “Le Comite de l'Union Sovietique en 1971.” Le Pouvoir Politique. Ed. Pierre Birnbaum. Paris: Dalloz, 1975, 166-183.
    17. “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.
    18. “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.


    1. “Russia.” The 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 2004), 230-249.

    2. "The Arms Trade in Russian-Chinese Relations: Identity, Domestic Politics, and Geopolitical Positioning," (with John A. Donaldson)  International Studies Quarterly , 47 (2003), 709-732.
    3. "Boris Yeltsin's Foreign Policy Legacy," Tulsa Journal of Comparative & International Law, VII, 2 (Spring 2000), pp. 285-326.
    4. “The Soviet Union in the Third World.” Current History. 81.477 (October 1982), 313-317, 339.
    5. “Toward a Political Economy of East-South Relations.” Problems of Communism. XXX.3 (May-June 1981), 82-86.
    6. “The Soviet Union in South Asia: A Friend to Rely On?” Journal of International Affairs. 34.2 (Fall/Winter 1980/81), 235-258.
    7. “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.
    8. “Triangular Politics: The Rules of the Game.” Pakistan Horizon. 27.1 (1974), 3-10.
    9. “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.
    10. “India: The Soviet Stake in Stability.” Asian Survey. XII (June 1972), 475-492.
    11. “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.
    12. “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.


    1. "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
    2. “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
    3. "Domestic Influences on Russian Arms Sales Policy," delivered to 43rd Convention, International Studies Association, New Orleans, LA, March 2002
    4. "The Arms Trade in Russian-Chinese Relations: How Firm a Foundation?" delivered to Hong Kong Convention on Globalization, July 2001
    5. "Putin's Foreign Policy: Elements of Continuity and Change," delivered to 42nd Convention, International Studies Association, Chicago, IL, March 2001
    6. “Trends in Russian Politics.” Delivered at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, March 1, 1993.
    7. “Post-Soviet Order: How Orderly?” Delivered at the Tenth Annual Fulbright Symposium, “Integration, Disintegration, and World Order,” Fayetteville, Arkansas, April 6, 1992.
    8. “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.
    9. “Soviet-Indian Relations in the Gorbachev Era.” Delivered at the 1988 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, September 1988.
    10. “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.
    11. “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.
    12. “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.
    13. “Soviet Leadership in Transition.” Delivered at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, May 1979.
    14. “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.
    15. “European Security: The American Perspective.” Paper presented to Banff '74 International Slavic Conference, September 1974.
    16. “Contemporary Soviet Foreign Policy.” Paper presented to the Midwest Slavic Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 1974.


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  • Bank of Oklahoma, Board of Directors, 1992-2001
  • Council on Foreign Relations, New York City, 1989-
  • Tulsa Area United Way, Board of Directors, 1991-1997
  • Hillcrest Medical Center, Board of Trustees, 1990-1998
  • Metropolitan Tulsa Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 1991-1994
  • Tulsa City-County Library Commission, 1991-1995; Secretary, 1992-1994; Vice Chairman, 1994-1995
  • National Conference of Christians and Jews, Tulsa Region Board of Directors, 1992-1996
  • Indian Nations Council, Boy Scouts of America, Board of Directors, 1992-1996
  • Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations, Executive Committee,1990- ; Chairman, 1992-1997; Executive Director, 1998-
  • American Committees on Foreign Relations, Governing Board, 1998- ,Vice President, 2000-2002; President, 2002-2005
  • Tulsa Global Alliance, Board of Directors, 1998-1999; Advisory Board, 2000-

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