Political Science

Robert Snyder

Professor of Political Science


PhD, University of Michigan, 1993


Professor of Political Science
Southwestern University
August 01, 1992 - present

Teaching Philosophy

Previous Courses

Middle East Politics

U.S. Foreign Policy

Film, Literature, and the Cold War

International Political Economy

International Organization

Senior Seminar


Middle East Politics, U.S. Foreign Policy, Terrorism


"The Decline of Revolutionary Nationalism and the Beginning of the Peace Processes in Northern Ireland and the Middle East," in Timothy White, ed., Lessons from the Northern Ireland Peace Process (University of Wisconson Press, 2013).

(with Timothy White) "The Fall of the Berlin Wall: The Counterrevolution in Soviet Foreign Policy and the End of Communism," in K. Gerstenberger and J. E. Braziel, eds., After the Berlin Wall (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).

"Bridging the Realist / Constructivist Divide: The Case of the Counterrevolution in Soviet Foreign Policy at the End of the Cold War." Foreign Policy Analysis (2005).

"Hating America: Bin Laden as a Civilizational Revolutionary," Review of Politics (2003).

"The U.S. and Third World Revolutionary States: Understanding the Breakdown in Relations," International Studies Quarterly (1999).

"The End of Revolution?" Review of Politics (1999).