Alexander Titov

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      Alexander Titov

      Academic Non-Clinical

      • School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
      Postal address:
      Room 02.008 - 17 University Square
      United Kingdom


      Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 3862

      Research Interests

      Russian foreign policy, contemporary Russian history and politics, Intellectual history, Nationalism

      Research Interests

      My three main research areas are Russian foreign policy; modern political thought and national ideologies in the 20th century; and political history of the USSR after Stalin. I am currently working on a new biography of Nikita Khrushchev for Routledge’s ‘Historical Biographies’ series.

      I have a strong inter-disciplinary background. I read philosophy and economics at University College London (UCL), where I also did an MA in Legal and Political Theory, followed by a doctoral degree in Russian history at UCL’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies (UCL-SSEES). My academic career took me to the University of Birmingham where I worked as a research fellow on an AHRC-funded project on the Soviet Union under Khrushchev. Two lecturing appointments followed at UCL-SSEES and then at the University of Leeds where I taught Russian politics and foreing policy, before arriving at Queen’s University Belfast as Lecturer in Modern European History.

      Research output

      The timing is just right for Navalny to challenge Putin’s regime

      Titov, A. 14 Jun 2017 LSE EUROPP Blog 1 p.

      Ирландцы в Лондоне. Чего ждать от союза Терезы Мэй и юнионистов Ольстера

      Titov, A. 14 Jun 2017 Carnegie Moscow Centre 1 p.

      Putin, North Korea and what Russia really wants in the region

      Titov, A. 17 May 2017 The Conversation 1 p.

      US strike on Syria swiftly ends talk of warmer relations with Russia

      Titov, A. 07 Apr 2017 The Conversation

      Donald Trump and the cyclical nature of US-Russian relations

      Titov, A. 16 Nov 2016 Russia Direct

      The High Title of a Communist: Postwar Party Discipline and the Values of the Soviet Regime, written by Edward Cohn

      Titov, A. Oct 2016 The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review

      Is a European Army coming soon? Don't bet on it

      Titov, A. 23 Sep 2016 Russia Direct

      Brexit: global reaction to Britain’s vote to leave the EU

      Titov, A. 24 Jun 2016 The Conversation

      The Brexit: What have they done?

      Titov, A. 24 Jun 2016 Russia Direct

      Fact Check: does Vladimir Putin really want a Brexit from the European Union?

      Titov, A. 15 Jun 2016 The Conversation

      Why Putin has pulled Russia out of Syria

      Titov, A. 15 Mar 2016 The Conversation

      Russia and the EU: The Global Cooperation Agenda

      Titov, A. Mar 2016 Avoiding a New ‘Cold War’: The Future of EU-Russia Relations in the Context of the Ukraine Crisis. Nitoiu, C. (ed.). London: LSE Ideas, p. 81-85 5 p.

      Why is Russia flexing its muscles in the Middle East?

      Titov, A. Mar 2016 BBC History Magazine, p. 14-15 2 p.

      Russia will brush off Litvinenko accusations – and there is little that can be done about it

      Titov, A. 21 Jan 2016 The Conversation

      Russia and Turkey: a long history of turbulent relations

      Titov, A. 28 Nov 2015 The Conversation

      Status and security: how Russian media is spinning airstrikes in Syria

      Titov, A. 02 Oct 2015 The Conversation

      What’s behind Russia’s military build-up in Syria?

      Titov, A. 18 Sep 2015 The Conversation

      Russia's Pivot to Asia : Its Implication for Global Order

      Titov, A. Aug 2015 Diplomatist, 3, 8, p. 17-20 4 p.

      Венский концерт Европы, Версальская система или Ялтинские соглашения

      Titov, A. 31 Mar 2015 Vedomosti

      Which way out of Ukraine - Versailles, Yalta or Vienna?

      Titov, A. 10 Oct 2014 History and Policy 6 p.

      Search for a New International System

      Titov, A. Oct 2014 Diplomatist, 2, 10, p. 38-39 2 p.

      19th-century diplomacy can help deal with 21st-century Russia

      Titov, A. 11 Sep 2014 The Conversation

      Партия против государства: Реформа аппарата ЦК КПСС при Никите Хрущеве

      Titov, A. 2012 In : Neprikosnovenniy Zapas. 83, 3, p. 155-66

      Olga Shevchenko Crisis and the Everyday in Postsocialist

      Titov, A. Mar 2011 Cultural Sociology, 5, 1, p. 182-183

      The Central Committee apparatus under Khrushchev

      Titov, A. 2011 Khrushchev in the Kremlin: Policy and Government in the Soviet Union, 1953–1964. Smith, J. & Ilic, M. (eds.). New York, London: Taylor and Francis, p. 41-60 14 p.

      The Split in Stalin's Secretariat, 1939-1948

      Titov, A. 2010 The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review, 37, 2, p. 201-203 3 p.

      The Kremlin's Scholar. A Memoir of Soviet Politics under Stalin and Khrushchev

      Titov, A. Mar 2009 Canadian Slavonic Papers, 51, 1, p. 146-147

      The 1961 Party Programme and the fate of Khrushchev’s reforms

      Titov, A. 2009 Soviet State and Society under Nikita Khrushchev. Ilic, M. & Smith, J. (eds.). Taylor and Francis, p. 8–26 18 p. (BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies)

      Культурно-исторический тип Данилевского и суперэтнос Гумилева: пределы сходства

      Titov, A. 2009 Учение Л.Н. Гумилева и современность. Chistobaev, A. I. (ed.). St Petersburg: St Petersburg University Press, p. 33–44 11 p.

      История нескольких заблуждений: о различиях Льва Гумилева и евразийцев

      Titov, A. 2005 In : Revue des Études Slaves. 76, 4, p. 499–510 11 p.


      "For the 50th Anniversary of the 50th Anniversary of the October Revolution…: Social and Political Foundations of the Major Ideological Campaigns of the 1965-1970s"

      Titov, A. (Participant)
      27 Feb 2017

      European Association for Chinese Studies

      Titov, A. (Participant)
      25 Aug 2016

      British International Studies Association

      Titov, A. (Participant)
      15 Jun 201617 Jun 2016

      Dahrendorf Symposium 2016

      Titov, A. (Participant)
      25 May 201627 May 2016

      Nation-building and nationalism in today’s Russia (NEORUSS)

      Titov, A. (Participant)
      28 Apr 201629 Apr 2016

      Higher Education Academy (External organisation)

      Titov, A. (Member)
      17 Nov 2015

      Aleksanteri Annual Conference

      Titov, A. (Participant)
      21 Oct 201523 Oct 2015

      Socialism and the Cold War in Western Europe

      Titov, A. (Participant)
      18 Apr 2015

      Europe-Asia Studies (Journal)

      Titov, A. (Peer reviewer)
      01 Mar 201530 Apr 2015

      Centre for Russian and East European Studies Annual Conference, University of Birmingham

      Titov, A. (Participant)
      22 Jun 2014

      ‘The Causes of the First World War’

      Titov, A. (Presenter)
      04 Jun 2014

      Clio IV Annual conference

      Titov, A. (Participant)
      09 Apr 2014

      The Centre for East European Language-Based Area Studies

      Titov, A. (Supervisor)
      09 Apr 201412 Apr 2014

      Wiles Colloquium

      Titov, A. (Participant)
      03 Apr 2014

      University College Dublin History Society Lecture series

      Titov, A. (Participant)
      20 Mar 2014

      Cahiers du monde russe (Journal)

      Titov, A. (Peer reviewer)
      01 Feb 201401 Mar 2014

      The Centre for East European Language-Based Area Studies

      Titov, A. (Supervisor)
      09 Apr 201312 Apr 2013

      Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

      Titov, A. (Participant)
      15 Nov 201218 Nov 2012

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