William C. Wohlforth


Daniel Webster Professor, Department of Government, Dartmouth College 

Formerly Professor, Department of Government (political science), Dartmouth College (2005–2008); Associate Professor, Department of Government, Dartmouth College (2000–2005); Assistant Professor, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University (1998–2000); Assistant Professor, Department of Politics, Princeton University (1989–1996).

His research interests include international relations theory, the Cold War, and US and Russian foreign policy. He is the author or editor of eight books and some 60 articles and book chapters on topics ranging from the Cold War and its end to unipolarity and contemporary US grand strategy.

Books: America Abroad: The United States’ Global Role in the 21st century (with S. Brooks, 2016); Status in World Politics (W. Wohlforth, T.V. Paul, and D. Larson, eds., 2013); International Relations Theory and the Consequences of Unipolarity (editor, with G. John Ikenberry and Michael M. Mastanduno, 2011).


G7 Summit: Six against One
The G7 summit, scheduled for June 8-9 in La Malbaie, Canada, is going to be held on a six-vs-one basis, with everyone double charging the US because of its trade tariffs. Tensions between the G7
Trump Remains Interested in Engaging Russia Despite Domestic Situation
US President Donald Trump remains interested in increasing cooperation with Russia, despite domestic allegations, William Wohlforth, Professor of Government at Dartmouth College, told valdaiclub.com.
‘Mobilizing’, ‘Populist’, ‘Rebellious’: Valdai Experts Assess Trump’s…
Donald Trump’s inauguration speech on January 20, 2017 sent shockwaves across the whole American political spectrum and caused powerful repercussions internationally. In a series of interviews with
What to Expect From Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy
Although Trump’s foreign policy vision is rather vague, he has some consistent positions that have been unwavering throughout the campaign. And those positions would translate to a very different US
Live-And-Let-Live Equilibrium: Best Option for the 21st Century World
As international borders continue to move, institutions of global governance transform, alliances change and global centers of power shift, a number of important questions arises. How to ensure that
Valdai Paper #11: The Return of Realpolitik: Stability vs. Change in the US-Led…
Author claims that scholarly and popular discussions radically underestimate the difficulty of hegemonic emergence and therefore overestimate the fragility of the American-centered order.


William Wohlforth on Ways to Restart US-Russia Relations
William C. Wohlforth, Daniel Webster Professor at the Department of Government at Dartmouth College, talks about the risk of large war in modern times and strategies for improving US-Russia relations.



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