Wiktor Babinski

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Research interests: 

Global history, international relations, Central and Eastern Europe

Bio: 
Wiktor Babinski is a graduate student in History specializing in 20th century international history. His research focuses on the collapse of the Cold War international order in Europe and the construction of its successor dominated by NATO and the European Union, but contested by Russia. He seeks to explain how the former satellite states of the Soviet Union, primarily Poland, chose in the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s to first completely dismantle the Soviet Cold-War security structures and cut themselves off from Russia, and then pursue membership in NATO. He hopes to increase our understanding of the emergence of present-day international order in Europe, with all its successes and conflicts.
 
Wiktor graduated with First Class honours in International Relations from the London School of Economics. He has previously worked at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University as a Senior Researcher to Dr. Niall Ferguson, assisting in research for the second volume of the biography of former US Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger. His writing was published, among others, in POLITICO, Newsweek, The National Interest and American Purpose.