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Dr Keith Smith

KeithSMITH_photoTeaching Fellow of International Politics

Postal Address

Department of Political Economy
King’s College London
Strand Campus
Bush House (North East Wing)
30 Aldwych
London WC2B 4BG



Phone: +44 (0)20 7848 4563
Room number: 9.07 Bush House (North East Wing)

Office Hours:
Monday: 9.00 -10.00
Thursday: 15.00 - 16.00
By appointment


Keith Smith joined the Department of Political Economy in 2017 as a Teaching Fellow in International Politics. Prior to joining the department, Keith taught at the University of Strathclyde and the University of Glasgow.


World Politics since 1945

Issues in International Politics


Keith is primarily interested in International Relations broadly defined. He has specific interests in inter-war and post-war American realism; U.S. foreign policy; and the English School.


Smith, K. (2017) ‘The realism that did not speak its name: E.H. Carr’s diplomatic histories of the twenty years’ crisis’, Review of International Studies, 43(3), pp. 475–493.

Smith, K. (2017) ‘A reassessment of E.H. Carr and the realist tradition: Britain, German-Soviet Relations and neoclassical realism’, International Politics, 54(1), pp. 89–103.

Smith, K. (2016) ‘Realist foreign policy analysis with a twist: The rise and fall of dual containment’, Foreign Policy Analysis, 12(3), pp. 315–333.

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