After insolvency: Retrenchment and reconciliation during great power decline

Dr Kyle Haynes

Event details


Date & time

Wednesday 27 November 2019


PSC Reading Room 4.27, Hedley Bull Centre (130), Garran Road, ANU


Dr Kyle Haynes, Visiting Fellow, ANU


Coral Bell School

In this seminar Dr Kyle Haynes examines how declining great powers balance the demands of competing with peer adversaries while pulling back from costly peripheral commitments. Contrary to the received wisdom on power shifts, it argues that periods of acute decline can actually lead to reduced great power tensions and deepened cooperation. The talk will present a case study on the origins of Détente during the Cold War.

Kyle Haynes is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Purdue University. He received his PhD from the Department of Politics at the University of Virginia in 2012, specialising in international security, conflict and bargaining, and US foreign policy.

His research has appeared or is forthcoming in the American Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, The Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Security, Conflict Management and Peace Science, International Interactions, Political Science and Politics, and International Politics. He has also published policy research in War on the Rocks, Texas National Security Review, and The Diplomat.

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