Professor Doug Stokes
Professor of International Relations
Office Hours autumn term: Thursday 1:30-2:30 & Friday 1-2pm. Room A232B Amory.
I specialize in US foreign policy, international security and transatlantic grand strategy. I have published a number of books, journal articles and book chapters in these areas and was the principal investigator for a British Academy large grant that culminated in my most recent co-authored monograph, Global Energy Security and American Hegemony, published with Johns Hopkins University Press in 2010. My most recent co-edited volume was US Foreign Policy; published by Oxford University Press. The second edition came out in 2012.
My major research focus is on the durability of US unipolarity and the utility of an American grand strategy of primacy: in what ways can the US use its military power to help manage potential decline? What is the utility of strategic unipolarity in a maturing multipolar global economy and the implications of a possible US retrenchment for transatlantic relations and international security? These are some of the ‘big’ questions I am currently working on.
To this end I have a new book project on US grand strategy, due out in 2016, provisionally entitled Grand Strategy and the Contradictions of American Decline. Alongside this focus on US grand strategy, I am also developing a number of projects that examine the potential implications for the UK's nascent 'National Strategy' as US and European defence priorities change. To this end, I also work closely with colleagues in Exeter's Security and Strategy Institute on funding, teaching and research development and am currently a Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and Director of Exeter’s Centre for Advanced International Studies (CAIS).