Andrew Payne

Andrew Payne

(DPhil (Oxon), MPhil (Oxon), BA (Cantab))

Post:
Hedley Bull Research Fellow in International Relations
Email:
andrew.payne@politics.ox.ac.uk
College:
St Anne's College

Andrew Payne is the Hedley Bull Research Fellow in International Relations at the Department of Politics and International Relations. His primary research interest concerns the influence of electoral politics on U.S. decision-making in war. Drawing on his doctoral project at Oxford, he focuses on how the electoral cycle constrained presidential decisions concerning military and diplomatic strategy during the wars in Korea, Vietnam and Iraq. His broader interests include U.S. foreign policy, international security, civil-military relations, and diplomatic history since 1945. Andrew's most recent article is "Presidents, Politics and Military Strategy: Electoral Constraints during the Iraq War," International Security, Vol. 44, No 3 (Winter 2019/20), pp. 163-203. His writing has also been published in the Washington Post and International Affairs. In addition to his academic work, Andrew serves on the board of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House).

Teaching

Undergraduate

214 - International Relations 

212 - International Relations in the Era of the Two World Wars

213 - International Relations in the Era of the Cold War

297 - International Security and Conflict

Graduate

The Development of the International System and Contemporary Debates in International Relations Theory

Publications

Articles and Book Chapters

"Bringing the Boys Back Home: Campaign Promises and U.S. Decision-Making in Iraq and Vietnam," Politics (forthcoming).

"Presidents, Politics and Military Strategy: Electoral Constraints during the Iraq War," International Security, Vol. 44, No. 3 (Winter 2019/20), pp. 163-203.

"The Cold War in the Middle East," in Louise Fawcett (ed.) International Relations of the Middle East, 5th edn, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019) [With Peter Sluglett].

 

Blogs and Media

"Trump just de-escalated in the Middle East. Here’s why we shouldn’t be surprised," The Monkey Cage, Washington Post, 11 January 2020.

"Primary Primers: Three reasons why foreign policy negotiations during the 2020 campaign season are a bad idea," LSE USAPP, 2019.

 

Book Reviews

The last card: inside George W. Bush's decision to surge in Iraq, edited by Timothy Andrews Sayle, Jeffrey A. Engel, Hal Brands and William Inboden, in International Affairs, Vol. 96, No. 1 (January 2020), pp. 266-268.

 

Working Papers

"'A Ridiculously Political World': Partisan Politics and Civil-Military Relations during the Iraq War"