US foreign policy, Transatlantic relations, Role of US in the international economy, Rise of Asia and EU, USA-China Relationship
Professor Michael Cox is a Founding Director of LSE IDEAS (LSE’s foreign Policy Think Tank). He was Director of LSE IDEAS between 2008 and 2019. In a 2018 international survey, LSE IDEAS ranked number one university affiliated Think Tanks in the world. Michael Cox is Emeritus professor of International Relations at LSE and guest professor at CERIS, since the early nineties. He also teaches for the TRIUM Global Executive MBA Program, an alliance of NYU Stern and the London School of Economics and HEC School of Management. He has held several senior professional positions in the field of international relations including chair of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), member of the Executive Committee of the British International Studies Association and of The Irish National Committee for the Study of International Affairs. Since joining the LSE he has also acted as Academic Director of both the LSE-PKU Summer School and of the Executive Summer School. In 2011, he launched a new Executive Masters in Global Strategy designed to teach senior foreign policy practitioners. He also serves on the editorial board of several academic journals and has been Editor of several leading journals in IR, including The Review of International Studies, International Relations, Cold War History, and International Politics. He is the author, editor and co-editor of over twenty books including US Foreign policy and democracy promotion: Agonies of Empire: American Power from Clinton to Biden (2022); US Foreign policy and democracy promotion: From Theodore Roosevelt to Barak Obama (2013); The Rise and Fall of the American Empire (2012); Us Foreign policy (Oxford University Press, 2012). Professor Cox has spoken worldwide over the last twenty years to senior executives, business people, military and intelligence personnel and government organizations in Brussels, Beijing, Paris, Canberra, London, Rome, Madrid, Washington, Boston and New York. He has spoken on a range of contemporary global issues, with a special focus on US foreign policy, the state of Transatlantic relationship, the role of the United States in the international economy, the rise of Asia and the longer term problems facing the European Union.
Professor Michael Cox has been a member of the executive committee of the British International Studies Association and the Irish National Committee for the Study of International Affairs. From 1994, he became an associate research fellow at Chatham House, London. Between 2001 and 2002, he was director of the David Davies Memorial Institute for the Study of International Politics. He was appointed as a senior fellow at the Nobel Institute in Oslo in 2002. In 2003, he was chair of the United States Discussion Group at the Royal Institute of International Affairs. He became a member of the board of the Cambridge Studies in International Relations in 2003. He held the Publications portfolio on the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) before being elected chair of the ECPR, the biggest political science association in Europe and the second largest in the world, in 2006.
As a writer, Professor Michael Cox has authored many books on international politics, the Cold War, US foreign policy and the behaviour of superpowers. He has contributed to many academic journals and has been the editor of the Review of International Studies, International Relations and International Politics. He is also the General Editor of Rethinking World Politics, a Palgrave book series and Routledge’s Cold War History.
Professor Michael Cox is a well-known speaker on global affairs and has lectured in the United States, Australia, Asia, and in the EU. He has spoken on a range of contemporary global issues, though most recently he has focused on the role of the United States in the international system, the rise of Asia, and whether or not the world is now in the midst of a major power shift.
Professor Michael Cox is the author, editor and co-editor of several books including Superpowers at the Crossroads (1990); US Foreign Policy after the Cold War: superpower without a mission(1995); Rethinking the Soviet Collapse (1998); The Eighty Years Crisis: international relations, 1919-1999 (1998); The Interregnum: controversies in world politics, 1989-1999(1999); American Democracy Promotion (2000); EH Carr: a critical appraisal (2000); A Farewell to Arms: from long war to long peace in Northern Ireland (2000); EH Carr: The Twenty Years’ Crisis: introduction to the study of international relations (2001); Empires, Systems and States: great transformations in international politics (2002); How Might We Live? global ethics for a new century, Bristol University Press (2002); The International Relations of The Twentieth Century: 8 volumes (2006); Soft power and US foreign policy: theoretical, historical and contemporary perspectives (2009), The Global 1989 (2010); US Foreign Policy (2nd edition 2012), and US Foreign Policy and Democracy Promotion (2013).
His most recent books include a new edition of E.H Carr’s, The Twenty Years’ Crisis(Palgrave, 2016), a 3rd edition (with Doug Stokes) of his best selling volume US Foreign Policy (Oxford University Press, 2018), and a collection of his essays The Post-Cold War World (Routledge, 2019); Agonies of Empire: American Power from Clinton to Biden (2022). He has also worked on new editions of J M Keynes’s, The Economic Consequences of the Peace and E H Carr’s Nationalism and After. He is now working on a new history of LSE entitled, The “School”: LSE and the Shaping of the Modern World.