Politics and International Relations


Rubrick joined the School as a Lecturer in International Relations in 2018. Formerly an associate lecturer and research administrator within the School, he has convened modules on US foreign policy, international political economy, terrorism and political violence, American studies, and introductory politics. Prior to coming to Kent to complete his PhD, Rubrick worked as a policy analyst with an international consulting firm based in Washington. He holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Minnesota and an MA in International Politics from the American University’s School of International Service. He is the author of US Power in Latin America: Renewing Hegemony (2017).

Contact Information


Rutherford W4.S5

Academic office hours are available on the Moodle Student Guide

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Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Biegon, R. (2019). A Populist Grand Strategy? Trump and the Framing of American Decline. International Relations [Online]. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1177/0047117819852399.
Biegon, R. (2017). The United States and Latin America in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Latin American Perspectives [Online] 44. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0094582X17699903.
Biegon, R. (2017). US Power in Latin America: Renewing Hegemony. [Online]. Routledge. Available at: https://www.routledge.com/9781138185418.
Research report (external)
Biegon, R. and Watts, T. (2017). Defining Remote Warfare: Security Cooperation. [Online]. Remote Control Project, Oxford Research Group. Available at: http://remotecontrolproject.org/publications/defining-remote-warfare-security-cooperation/.
Biegon, R. (2014). Book Review: The Memory of State Terrorism in the Southern Cone: Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay - edited by Lessa, Francesca and Druliolle, Vincent. Bulletin of Latin American Research [Online] 33:236-237. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/blar.12159.
Biegon, R. (2014). Book Review: The politics of global supply chains, by Kate Macdonald. Critical Studies on Terrorism [Online] 7:313-315. Available at: http://doi.org/10.1080/17539153.2014.919814.
Biegon, R. (2013). Book Review: Weapon of the strong: conversations on US state terrorism, by Cihan Aksan and Jon Bailes. Critical Studies on Terrorism [Online] 6:485-487. Available at: http://doi.org/10.1080/17539153.2013.855385.
Biegon, R. (2019). The Normalization of U.S. Policy Toward Cuba? Rapprochement and Regional Hegemony. Latin American Politics and Society.
Total publications in KAR: 8 [See all in KAR]
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Research Interests

  • US foreign policy
  • International security
  • International political economy
  • Latin America and the international relations of the Western hemisphere
  • US security assistance and cooperation
  • US trade politics

Research Supervision

Rubrick is interested in supervising students with an interest in US foreign policy, US-Latin American relations, and critical theories in IR and IPE, among other topics.

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Last Updated: 01/10/2018