Oles M. Smolansky

Professor Emeritus
216 Maginnes Hall Dept. of International Relations
Ph.D. Columbia University, 1959


Interests : 

International Relations of Russia
Other Post-Soviet States (especially Ukraine and Russian Policy toward Iraq)
Russian and Middle Eastern Area Studies

Courses taught 
IR 56 European International Relations 
IR 81 Middle East in World Affairs to 1945 
IR 82 Middle East in World Affairs since 1945
IR 167 Diplomacy of Russia to 1917 
IR 168 Diplomacy of the USSR, 1917-1991 
IR 354 International Relations of the Middle East 
IR 367 Seminar in International Relations of Russia and Other Post-Soviet States

Publications : 

Recent publications: 
"The Lost Equilibrium: International Relations in the Post-Soviet Era" (Bethlehem: Lehigh University Press, 2001).

"Russia and Asia-Pacific Region: Policies and Polemics," in Stephen J. Blank and Alvin Z. Rubinstein, eds. Imperial Decline: Russia's Changing Role in Asia (Duke University Press, 1997), 7-39.

"Can Russia Escape Its Past?," in Kenneth Booth, ed. International Security: the Cold War and Beyond (Cambridge University Press, 1998), 149-163.

"Ukraine and the Middle East," in Lubomyr A. Hajda, ed. Ukraine in the World: Studies in the International Relations and Security Structure of a Newly Independent State (Harvard University Press, 1998), 171-190.

Forthcoming Publications: 
"Fuel, Credit, Trade: Ukraine's Economic Dependence on Russia" in Problems of Post-Communism .

Current Research: 
Ukrainian-Russian relations and Russian Policy in Iraq