Andrei P. Tsygankov

Andrei P. Tsygankov

( He/Him/His )
Phone: (415) 338-7493
Location: Humanities Building, Room 526
Office Hours:
Wed: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., By Appointment

Andrei P. Tsygankov is a Professor at the Department of International Relations. He teaches Russian/post-Soviet relations, comparative foreign policy, and IR theory. He is a graduate of Moscow State University (Candidate of Sciences, 1991) and University of Southern California (Ph.D., 2000). 

Tsygankov is a contributor to both Western and Russian academia. In the West, he co-edited collective projects, and he published multiple books, including Anti-Russian Lobby and American Foreign Policy (2009), Russia and the West from Alexander to Putin (2012), The Strong State in Russia (2014), The Routledge Handbook of Russian Foreign Policy (2018, editor), Russia and America (2019), Russian Realism (2022), as well as many journal articles. Tsygankov also published a well-received textbook Russia’s Foreign Policy (2006, six editions). In Russia, his best-known books are Modern Political Regimes (1996), Russian Science of International Relations (2005, co-editor, also published in Germany and China), Sociology of International Relations (2006, co-authored, also published in China), and Russian International Theory (2013, two editions).

Tsygankov has spoken at various forums in Berkeley, Stanford, World Affairs Council, and other venues in the Bay Area and outside. He also served as program chair for the International Studies Association (ISA) conference, the largest scholarly association in this field. 

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