Dr David Ryan


Name: Dr David Ryan

Contact: david.ryan@ucc  

Role: Professor

Academic Unit: History

Author / editor 10 books and many articles on US foreign policy and international history.

Thematic Expertise

US Foreign Policy, History, Memory, War, Conflict, Diplomacy, Historiography

Geographical Expertise

United States and Central America, Middle East, South East Asia

Relevant Projects



Ryan, David.  US-Sandinista Diplomatic Relations: Voice of Intolerance.  London: Macmillan, and New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1995.

David Ryan & Victor Pungong (eds.). The United States and Decolonization.  London: Macmillan, & New York: St. Martin’s, 2000.

David Ryan & John Dumbrell (eds.), Iraq in Vietnam: Tactics, lessons, legacies, ghosts (London and New York: Routledge 2006).

David Ryan.  Frustrated Empire: US Foreign Policy from 9/11 to Iraq (London: Pluto and Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 2007).

David Ryan & David Fitzgerald, Obama, US Foreign Policy and the Dilemmas of Intervention.  London & New York: Palgrave and St. Martins, 2014.

David Ryan & Michael Cullinane (eds.), US Foreign Policy and the Other.  New York: Berghahn Books, 2015 (paperback 2017).

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