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Sergey Radchenko

Wilson E. Schmidt Distinguished Professor


Background and Education:

Previously Professor Radchenko was Professor of International Relations, Cardiff University. Radchenko has an international reputation for research on the history of the Cold War. He has written on Sino-Soviet relations, on Soviet and Chinese foreign policies, on atomic diplomacy, and on Cold War crises. In addition he has published work on North Korea and Mongolia and continues to have interests the international politics of East and Central Asia and in contemporary Sino-Russian relations, Russian foreign policy, and Russia-NATO relations. He has served as a Global Fellow and a Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Centre (in Washington D.C.), and as the Zi Jiang Distinguished Professor at East China Normal University (Shanghai). Currently his research interests center around the global history of the Cold War. He is a frequent contributor to <i>The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, National Interest, The Moscow Times</i>, and other national and international media.


In the News

Did Putin Miscalculate the Military Challenge Russia Would Face in Ukraine?

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Russian historian Sergey Radchenko, 03/04

China Declared Its Russia Friendship Had 'No Limits'. It's Having Second Thoughts

Lingling Wei interviewed Sergey Radchenko for the WSJ, 03/03

Who saw the collapse of the USSR coming?

Sergey Radchenko interviewed in Bloomberg, 12/24

The Berlin crisis, Ukraine, and the five percent problem.

Sergey Radchenko wrote in War on the Rocks, 12/22

Putin accuses NATO of ignoring Russian 'warnings about red lines’.

Sergey Radchenko cited in Washington Examiner, 11/18

1991 and Europe 30 after the collapse of the USSR.

Sergey Radchenko participated in Bettino Craxi Foundation conference, 11/08

Will the China-Russia relationship hold? Understanding contradictions and convergence.

Sergey Radchenko participated in The Democracy Forum webinar, 08/25

Driving a wedge between China and Russia won’t work.

Sergey Radchenko wrote in War on the Rocks, 08/24

Afghanistan has never been Moscow or Washington’s to win or lose.

Sergey Radchenko wrote in The Moscow Times, 08/16