I teach courses in the history of recent international
relations, but also in German history and American Studies (in
Dutch and English). I am also the coordinator of the BA and MA
programs in the History of International Relations.
Colloquium Geschiedenis van de Internationale Betrekkingen
Koude Oorlog Crises (Cold War Crises)
From Quasi War to the War on Terror: U.S. Domestic Responses to Foreign Policy Crises ("American Scares")
From Colony to Superpower: United States Foreign Relations since 1776
Duitsland tussen Oost en West, 1923-1953 (Germany between East and West)
De Vroege Koude Oorlog, 1945-1953 (The Early Cold War)
The Global Cold War and the Making of Our Times
Geschiedenis van de Internationale Betrekkingen (History of International Relations)
My research has focused on the role of Germany in the Cold
War, for example the East-West struggle over Germany's future
between 1945 and 1953/5.
Another project isthe launch of Ostpolitik (1969-1970)as seenfrom the Nixon White House.
Together with four colleagues and MTM Publishing in New York, I have published the Encyclopedia of the Cold War (Routledge, 2008).
My most recent publications concern Konrad Adenauer's impact on the Federal Republic of Germany.
My current research is on the Dutch role in NATO's 1979 Dual-Track decision on Theater Nuclear Forces (the "Euromissiles" crisis of the late 1970s and early 1980s).