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Dr Nicholas Kitchen

Nick Kitchen

Nicholas Kitchen is Editor in Chief of LSE IDEAS and Research Fellow in the LSE Kuwait Programme. He is also Deputy Director of the LSE IDEAS United States International Affairs Programme.

An expert in US foreign policy, Dr Kitchen’s current research interests focus on the shifting dynamics and nature of power in the international system. In addition to this ongoing work, he has published on classical and neoclassical realism, grand strategy, and the role of ideas in international relations. Dr Kitchen holds a PhD in International Relations from the LSE, an MRes in International Relations from Keele University and a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University.

Areas of Expertise

  • US Foreign Policy
  • International Security
  • Realism
  • Grand Strategy
  • Power and ideas in IR

Recent Publications

  • "Just Another Liberal War? Western Interventionism and the Iraq War" in Acharya and Katsumata (ed.) Beyond Iraq: the Future of World Order, World Scientific (2010) (with Michael Cox)
  • "Systemic Pressures and Domestic Ideas: A Neoclassical Realist Model of Grand Strategy Formation", Review of International Studies, 36 no. 1 (2010), 117-143
  • "Illusions of Empire and the Spectre of Decline" in Parmar, Ledwidge and Miller (ed.) New Directions in US Foreign Policy, Routledge, 2009 (with Michael Cox)
  • "The Return of History: the United States and World Order after Bush"; Biblioteca della libertà 193, October-December 2008 [in Italian] (with Michael Cox)