Articles by Grant Dawson

March 28, 2022

Why Putin’s invasion of Ukraine had to happen

Grant Dawson
Grant Dawson and Nicholas Ross Smith argue that the West’s sweeping sanctions, isolation of Russia and passive-aggressive military support for Ukraine is fundamentally misguided. The problem with the US-led response is that it ignores – in fact, exacerbates – the deep-rooted ontological security concerns behind Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion
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Grant Dawson
Assistant Professor in Social Science and International Politics, School of International Studies, University of Nottingham, Ningbo campus

Grant joined the School of International Studies as assistant professor in 2014.

During autumn Semester 2019 and Academic Year 2020–21, he was acting Head of School, leading the School though eventful times.

His research interests include IR theory, status and emotions in IR, international intervention, and Canadian and UK foreign policy.

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