David Holloway

Professor of Political Science and
Raymond A Spruance Professor in International History
Encina West, Room 442
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-6055
Tel (650) 723-1737
Fax (650) 725-2592

Institute for International Studies
Encina Hall, C137
Stanford, CA 94305


Background and Current Research

Comparative Politics
International Security
Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics
The Politics of Science and Technology
Post-Cold War International Security


Ph.D. Cambridge University

Current courses

History 101D: History of Nuclear Weapons

History 5N: The Challenge of Nuclear Weapons

History 7G: A History of Warfare: Alexander the Great to the War on Terror and Beyond

History 201D/301D: International History and IR Theory

Selected publications

Reexamining the Soviet Experience: Essays in Honor of Alexander Dallin, co-editor with Norman Naimark, Westview Press, 1996, 279 pp.

Stalin and the Bomb: The Soviet Union and Atomic Energy, 1939-1956, Yale University Press, 1994, 464 pp. (Named by the New York Times Book Review as one of the 11 best books of 1994; chosen by Publisher's Weekly as one of the best books of 1994; winner of the Vucinich and Shulman Awards of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, 1995; finalist for the Los Angeles Times history prize and for the BABRA nonfiction book award.) Paperback edition, 1996. Published in Polish, 1996; in Portuguese, Japanese, and Russian in 1997; in Romanian in 1998.

The Reagan Strategic Defense Initiative: A Technical, Political, and Arms Control Assessment, coauthor with Sidney D. Drell and Philip J. Farley, Center for International Security and Arms Control, Stanford University, 1984, 142 pp.; published by Ballinger, 1985.

The Warsaw Pact: Alliance in Transition?, coeditor with Jane Sharp, and author of the Introduction, Cornell University Press, 1984, 290 pp.

The Soviet Union and the Arms Race, Yale University Press, 1983, 211 pp. A paperback edition with a new introduction was published in 1984. Dutch and Italian editions were published in 1984.

Selected Awards and Fellowships

September 2000 - August 2001 (invited) Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences
March 1999 Visiting Fellow, Norwegian Nobel Institute, Oslo
July 1983 - July 1986 Senior Research Associate, Center for International Security and Arms Control, Stanford University
August 1981- 1982 Visiting Fellow, Peace Studies Program, and Visiting Professor, Department of Government, Cornell University.
September 1978- August 1979 Fellow, International Security Studies Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.
July 1978- August 1979 Visiting Fellow, Peace Studies Program, Cornell University.
May 1974- September 1974 Visiting Fellow, Hessische Stiftung Friedens und Konfliktsforschung, Frankfurt-am-Main.

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