I joined the University of Westminster in September 2009 as head of the Department of Politics and International Relations and Professor of International Relations. I am also an International Fellow at the Department of International Relations, Tbilisi State University, Georgia. I was previously Professor of International Relations at the University of Edinburgh (1995-2009); Faculty Fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (2000-02); and Research Associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (1992-5). My research revolves around the area of security studies and international relations with a regional focus on Russia, Central Asia and the Middle East. I also have an interest in the engagement of historical sociology in International Relations.

BA and MA Teaching

I am the module leader of SPIR513 International Security which is a second year core module for the BA International Relations. I also contribute to teaching on:

  • SPIR401 - Comparative Politics
  • SPIR512 - Geopolitics
  • SPIR605 - Themes in Global Politics of Energy
  • 1ISP7AS - International Relations 1: Theoretical Perspectives

PhD Supervision

I am also an experienced PhD supervisor and am interested in supervising students in the following areas: security studies; the international relations of Russia, Central Asia and the Middle East; international politics of energy; and the contribution of historical sociology to International Relations.

Interests

My research interests are broadly in the area of security studies and international relations with a regional focus on Russia, Central Asia and the Middle East. My research can be broken down into four main parts.

  • Security studies and understanding international security in the post-Cold War period.
  • The domestic and foreign policy of the Russia Federation as it applies to its domestic Muslim communities and to Russian foreign policy towards Central Asia and the Middle East.
  • The international politics of energy and minerals, with a particular focus on China's international energy strategy
  • The contribution of historical sociology to international relations theory.

Current Research

I am currently working on the international politics of energy and completing a monograph on energy security. I am also contributing to research on Russian relations with the Middle East.

Recent Research Grants

2009 EU Commission FP7 Grant, POLINARES (Policy for Natural Resources), University of Westminster as an Institutional Partner - £98,992

2007-9 ESRC Grant RES-181-25-0020 on 'Radicalisation' and Violence: the Russian Dimension. Principal Investigator, £202,732

Research Students

Daniel Matteo - 'International Legitimacy and Private Security Companies' Ekaterina Braginskaia - 'Muslim Councils in a Comparative Context: Russia, France and the UK'

Appointments

Member of REF2014 Politics and International Studies Sub-Panel (UoA 24)

2016

EU-Russia Energy Relations in Context (2016)
Dannreuther, R. 2016. EU-Russia Energy Relations in Context. Geopolitics. 21 (4), pp. 913-921.

2015

Energy security and shifting modes of governance (2015)
Dannreuther, R. 2015. Energy security and shifting modes of governance. International Politics. 52 (4), pp. 466-483.
Russia and the Arab Spring: supporting the counter-revolution (2015)
Dannreuther, R. 2015. Russia and the Arab Spring: supporting the counter-revolution. Journal of European Integration. 37 (1), pp. 77-94.

2014

Shifting dynamics of the insurgency and counter-insurgency in the North Caucasus (2014)
Dannreuther, R. 2014. Shifting dynamics of the insurgency and counter-insurgency in the North Caucasus. Ethnopolitics. 13 (4), pp. 377-395.

2012

Russia and the Middle East: a Cold War paradigm? (2012)
Dannreuther, R. 2012. Russia and the Middle East: a Cold War paradigm? Europe-Asia Studies. 64 (3), pp. 543-560.

2011

China and global oil: vulnerability and opportunity (2011)
Dannreuther, R. 2011. China and global oil: vulnerability and opportunity. International Affairs. 87 (6), pp. 1345-1364.
Understanding the Middle East peace process: a historical institutionalist approach (2011)
Dannreuther, R. 2011. Understanding the Middle East peace process: a historical institutionalist approach. European Journal of International Relations. 17 (2), pp. 187-208.

2010

Islamic radicalization in Russia: an assessment (2010)
Dannreuther, R. 2010. Islamic radicalization in Russia: an assessment. International Affairs. 86 (1), pp. 109-126.

2008

Chechnya: has Moscow won? (2008)
Dannreuther, R. and March, L. 2008. Chechnya: has Moscow won? Survival. 50 (4), pp. 97-112.
European neighbourhood policy - Selling the brand strategically (2008)
Dannreuther, R. 2008. European neighbourhood policy - Selling the brand strategically. Studia Diplomatica. 61 (3), pp. 47-58.

2013

International security: the contemporary agenda (2nd edition) (2013)
Dannreuther, R. 2013. International security: the contemporary agenda (2nd edition). Cambridge Polity.
Global resources: conflict and cooperation (2013)
Dannreuther, R. and Ostrowski, W. (ed.) 2013. Global resources: conflict and cooperation. Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan.

2011

China, oil and global politics (2011)
Andrews-Speed, P. and Dannreuther, R. 2011. China, oil and global politics. London Routledge.

2010

Russia and Islam: state, society and radicalism (2010)
Dannreuther, R. and March, L. (ed.) 2010. Russia and Islam: state, society and radicalism. London Routledge.

2013

Geopolitics and international relations of resources (2013)
Dannreuther, R. 2013. Geopolitics and international relations of resources. in: Dannreuther, R. and Ostrowksi, W. (ed.) Global resources: conflict and cooperation Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 79-97

2010

Russian discourses and approaches to Islam and Islamism (2010)
Dannreuther, R. 2010. Russian discourses and approaches to Islam and Islamism. in: Dannreuther, R. and March, L. (ed.) Russia and Islam: state, society and radicalism London Routledge.
Energy security (2010)
Dannreuther, R. 2010. Energy security. in: Burgess, J.P. (ed.) Handbook of new security studies Abingdon Routledge. pp. 144-153

2009

Europe and the Middle East: attempting to bridge the divide (2009)
Dannreuther, R. 2009. Europe and the Middle East: attempting to bridge the divide. in: Tardy, T. (ed.) European security in a global context: internal and external dynamics London Routledge. pp. 135-153

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