The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Dr Doug Stokes
BA (London), MSc (Bristol), PhD (Bristol)
Reader of International Relations
Member of Latin American Research Cluster
Dr Stokes joined the department in 2006 and is the chief editor of the journal Global Society. His research focuses on US foreign policy and world order. During his 2004 ESRC post-doctoral fellowship he authored his first book America's Other War: Terrorizing Colombia. The book received international commendations and included a foreword by Professor Noam Chomsky. His second book is an edited volume with Professor Michael Cox entitled US Foreign Policy (Oxford University Press 2008 / 2nd edition 2011) and contains contributions by some of the world’s leading theorists on US foreign policy. Dr Stokes’ latest book, co-authored with Dr Sam Raphael, is entitled Global Energy Security and American Hegemony (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010). The book examines the role that US strategic primacy in oil-rich regions has played in supporting US hegemony in the post-Cold War era and examines recent US interventions in oil-rich non-Middle Eastern states in Africa, South America and the Caspian Region. As part of this research project, Dr Stokes was awarded £69,000 by the British Academy for research assistance. His next book will be on US grand strategy and the making of world order due out in 2014/15.