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Dr James HeadleyBA(Hons)(Oxf) MA PhD(Lond)

James Headley’s research interests are in Russian foreign policy, the European Union, nationalism, and International Relations theory. He is the author of  Russia and the Balkans: Foreign Policy from Yeltsin to Putin  (Hurst and Co./Columbia University Press) and is currently working on a co-authored book on Russian foreign policy to be published by Polity. He completed his PhD at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London.


Contact details

Room 4N1, 4th floor, Arts (Burns) Building
Tel +64 3 479 8616

Selected books


Headley, J. (2024, February). The Gorchakov thesis revisited: Was the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine inevitable? Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Political Studies Association, Te Kāhui Tātai Tōngorapū o Aotearoa (NZPSA/TKTToA) 2023/24 Annual Conference: The Rising Pacific, Auckland, New Zealand. Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Chaban, N., & Headley, J. (2023). Responsibility not to be silent: Academic knowledge production about the war against Ukraine and knowledge diplomacy. Journal of International Relations & Development. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1057/s41268-023-00300-7 Journal - Research Article

Headley, J., & Tan, L. (2023). Encounters, institutions & lessons: 25 years after the Good Friday Agreement. Peace Review. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10402659.2023.2224249 Journal - Research Other

Headley, J. (2022, November-December). Putting Russia back on the world stage: Performing great power-ness in words, images, and force. Verbal presentation at the Performing Global Crises Conference, [Hybrid]. Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Headley, J. (2022). Narratives of national and state identities in the war in Ukraine [Analysis]. Australian Outlook, (14 April). Retrieved from Journal - Research Other

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