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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


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

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

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].

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

Ellis, L., Winter, C., Headley, J., Goldsmith, L., Patman, R., Roper, B., & Nel, P. (2022, August). World in crisis panel. Panel discussion at the Otago Politics Day School, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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