David Haglund

David Haglund



PhD (Johns Hopkins); BA (Ohio State)

Political Studies

International Relations



Phone: (613) 533-6231

Mackintosh-Corry Hall, C328

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Research Interests

American foreign policy; transatlantic relations; Canada-US relations; Canadian foreign policy.

David Haglund would be interested in supervising graduate students in the areas of US foreign policy, Canada-US relations, and transatlantic security.  

Brief Biography

After receiving his Ph.D. in International Relations in 1978 from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, in Washington, D.C., David Haglund assumed teaching and research positions at the University of British Columbia.  In 1983 he came to Queen's.  From 1985 to 1995, and again from 1996 to 2002, he served as Director of the Queen’s Centre for International Relations (subsequently renamed the Queen’s Centre for International and Defence Policy).   From 1992 to 1996 he served as Head of the Department of Political Studies, and as Acting Head for the 2015-16 academic year.  He has held visiting professorships in France (at Sciences Po in Paris, at the French military academy – Saint Cyr-Coëtquidan, and at l’Université Paris III/Sorbonne nouvelle); in Germany (at the Universität Bonn, and the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena); in Ireland (at the Clinton Institute for American Studies, University College Dublin); and in the US (at Syracuse University and Dartmouth College).  From 2003 to 2012 he served as co-editor of the International Journal.


For detailed information about political studies courses and instructors, please refer to the Undergraduate and Graduate pages. 

Service (2023/2024)

  • Departmental Committee
  • Renewal, Tenure and Promotion (RTP) Committee
  • Workload Committee (Fall 2023)

Selected Publications

(With Wesley Nicol) “Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall: AUKUS and the Question of a ‘Special’ Canada-US Defence Relationship,” in History Has Made Us Friends: Reflections on the “Special” Relationship between Canada and the United States, ed. Donald E. Abelson and Stephen Brooks (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2024), pp. 277-97. (View Chapter, PDF)

“The Political Scientist as Historian: Reflections on the Link between Culture, ‘Status Anxiety,’ and the American Decision for War, April 1917,” in Locating the Transatlantic in Twentieth Century Politics, Diplomacy and Culture: Essays in Honour of Professor Alan Dobson, ed. Gaynor Johnson (London: Bloomsbury, 2024), pp. 15-29. (View Chapter Proofs PDF)

(With Surajreet Singh) “Happy Anniversary? Reflections on Samuel Huntington’s  ‘Clash’ Thesis at Thirty,” International Journal 78, 4 (December 2023): 577-94. (View Article, PDF)

“In for a Penny, in for a Pound: The Trouble with Offshore Balancing and Why It Matters that ‘1917’ Was Not ‘1941’,” Comparative Strategy 42, 5 (September 2023): 693-717. (View Article, PDF)

“The ‘Kingston Dispensation’ and the North American Stable Peace,” in The Legacy of 9/11: Views from North America, ed. Andrea Charron, Alexander Moens, and Stéphane Roussel (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2023), pp. 83-95. 

Sister Republics: Security Relations Between America and France (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2023). https://lsupress.org/books/detail/sister-republics/

Review of Clive Webb and Robert Cook, eds., “British Attitudes towards the United States since 1941,” Journal of Transatlantic Studies 18, 3 (September 2020): 13-17; online publication of 12 May 2023, available at https://issforum.org/roundtables/PDF/Roundtable-XXIV-31.pdf.

Review of Christian Leuprecht and Hayley McNorton, Intelligence as Democratic Statecraft: Accountability and Governance of Civil-Intelligence Relations Across the Five Eyes Security Community – the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, in Canadian Journal of Political Science 56, 1 (March 2023): 245-47. (View Review PDF)

(Editor and contributor) The Defence Industrial Base and the West (London: Routledge  Library Editions, Cold War Security Studies, 2022; orig. pub. 1989). (View Book Preview)

(With Jennie L. Schulze and Ognen Vangelov) “Hungary’s Slide toward Autocracy: Domestic and External Impediments to Locking-In Democratic Reforms,” Political Science Quarterly 137, 4 (2022): 675-713. (View Article, PDF)

“Of Canaries and Ropes: Theoretical and Policy Dilemmas Stemming from Canada’s Huawei 5G Networks Saga,” IdeAs: Idées d’Amériques, special theme issue on “Défense et sécurité intérieure dans les Amériques,” 20 (2022): 1-17. (View Article, PDF)

“The Anglosphere: Rise and Demise of an Anglo-American Policy Idea,” in Anglo-American Relations and the Transmission of Ideas, ed. Alan Dobson and Steve Marsh (Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2022), pp. 267-93 (View Chapter Proofs PDF).

“NATO’s ‘Macronian’ Peril: Real or Exaggerated?” in Transatlantic Relations: Challenge and Resilience, ed. Donald E. Abelson and Stephen Brooks (New York: Routledge, 2022), pp. 101-18.

“Three Strikes and You’re Out? Implications of ‘Hyper-Globalisation,’ the New Cold War, and the Coronavirus for the Future of Multilateralism,” in Routledge Handbook of Diplomacy and Statecraft, ed. Brian J. C. McKercher (London: Routledge, 2022), pp. 420-30 (View Chapter Proofs PDF).

(With Stéphane Roussel) “Les Perdants’: aux fondements historiques de la culture stratégique contemporaine de la société Québécoise,Études Canadiennes/Canadian Studies, no. 91 (December 2021): 11-31. 

(With John Erik Fossum) “Historical Secession and Contemporary Integration – Norway’s Secession from Sweden 1905 and the Present Situation of European Integration,” in Qualified Autonomy and Federalism versus Secession in EU Member States, ed. Annegret Eppler, Charlie Jeffery, and Stefan August Lütgenau (Innsbruck: Studien Verlag, 2021), pp. 381-90.

(With Marco Clementi, Andrea Locatelli, and Valentina Villa) “The Guns of April: Status Anxiety as Motivation for Italian – Possibly Even American – Intervention in the First World War,” Diplomacy & Statecraft 32, 3 (September 2021): 417-39. (View Article, PDF)

                    - H-Diplo Article Review 1107 (11 May 2022) (View Review PDF)

“Plus ça change? France and the Critique of America during the Trump Administration,” in Foreign Perceptions of the United States under Donald Trump, ed. Gregory S. Mahler (New York: Lexington Books, 2021), pp. 75-88. (View Book CoverView Chapters, PDF)

“Canada and Trump Revisited, Revisited,” H-Diplo/ISSF Policy Series, April 2021, available at ISSF Policy Series 2021-22: Canada and Trump Revisted, Revisited

(With Stéphane Roussel) “From Parkman to Pearson: Historical Context and the Transformation of Quebec’s Strategic Culture,” International Journal (published online in December 2020). (View Article PDF, 139KB)

"Origins and Evolution of the North American Stable Peace,” in the Oxford Handbook of Peaceful Change in International Relations, ed. T.V. Paul, Deborah Welch Larson, Harold A. Trinkunas, Anders Wivel, and Ralf Emmers (online publication November 2020). (View Article PDF, 663KB)

“America’s Surprisingly ‘Constrained’ Presidency: Implications for Transatlantic Relations,” in Alliances and Power Politics in the Trump Era: America in Retreat?, ed. Maud Quessard,  Frédéric Heurtebize, and Frédérick Gagnon (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020), pp. 15-32. (View Chapter Proofs, PDF, 380KB)

(With Elizabeth Stein) "Ethnic Diasporas and US Foreign Policy," Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science, rev. and updated 2020. (View Article PDF, 1,058KB)

The US “Culture Wars” and the Anglo-American Special Relationship (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783030185480 

                    - "Roundtable Review," H-Diplo 21, 37 (20 April 2020). (View Article PDF, 291KB)

(With Maud Quessard) “How the West Was One: France, America, and the ‘Huntingtonian Reversal’,” Orbis 62 (Fall 2018): 557-81.(View Article PDF, 3MB)

“Canada and Donald Trump: A Midterm Reality Check,” H-Diplo/ISSF Policy Series, July 2018, available at Policy Series: Canada and Donald Trump: A Midterm Reality Check

Review of Counterinsurgency Wars and the Anglo-American Alliance: The Special Relationship on the Rocks, by Andrew Mumford, H-Diplo/H-Net Reviews. (June 2018); available at Counterinsurgency Wars and the Anglo-American Alliance

(With Justin Massie) “The French in the Heart of North America? ‘Civilization Rallying,’ National Unity, and the Geopolitical Significance of 1917,” Journal of Transatlantic Studies 16 (June 2018): 117-36. (View Article PDF, 399KB)

“Pivoting from the ‘Pivot’ (to Asia)? US-European Strategic Relations after Obama,” in Les États-Unis et la fin de la grande stratégie? Un bilan de la politique étrangère d’Obama, éd. Maud Quessard and Maya Kandel (Paris: Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l’École Militaire, 2017), pp. 75-88. (View Article PDF, 1,985 KB) 

(With Marco Clementi and Andrea Locatelli) “Making America Grate Again: The ‘Italianization’” of American Politics and the Future of Transatlantic Relations in the Era of Donald J. Trump,” Political Science Quarterly 132 (Fall 2017): 495-525. (View Article PDF, 261KB)

“The Paradigm that Dare Not Speak Its Name: Canadian Foreign Policy’s Uneasy Relationship with Realist IR Theory,” International Journal 72 (June 2017): 230-42. (View Article PDF, 178KB)

(With Deanna Soloninka) “Woodrow Wilson Still Fuels Debate on ‘Who Lost Russia?’” Orbis 60 (Summer 2016): 433-52. (View Article PDF, 360KB)

(With Justin Massie) “Southern (Over) Exposure? Quebec and the Evolution of Canada’s Grand Strategy, 2002–2012,” American Review of Canadian Studies 46 (June 2016): 233-53. (View Article PDF, 308KB)

(With Jonathan Lu) "Jefferson in Montreal: The Unusual Intervention of a Long-Deceased American President into the Debate over Québec's Charter of Values," Québec Studies 60 (Fall/Winter 2015): 105-24. (View Article PDF, 334KB)

Ethnic Diasporas and the Canada-United States Security Community: From the Civil War to Today (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2015). (View Cover PDF, 66KB)

                    - "Roundtable Review," H-Diplo 18, 8 (31 October 2016). (View Article PDF, 271KB) 

(With Umut Korkut) “Going Against the Flow: Sinn Féin’s Unusual Hungarian ‘Roots’,” International History Review 37 (January 2015): 41-58. (View Article PDF, 144KB)

(With Michel Fortmann) “Of Ghosts and Other Spectres: The Cold War’s Ending and the Question of the Next ‘Hegemonic’ Conflict,” Cold War History 14 (November 2014): 515-32. (View Article PDF, 157KB)

“What Can Strategic Culture Contribute to Our Understanding of Security Policies in the Asia-Pacific Region?” Contemporary Security Policy 35 (August 2014): 310-28. (View Article PDF, 163KB)

(With Justin Massie) “Un poids décisif? L’influence du Québec sur les interventions militaires canadiennes,” Globe - Revue Internationale d’Études Québécoises 17, 2 (2014): 173-206. (View Article PDF, 1.75MB)

"Ethnic Diasporas and US Foreign Policy," Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science(View Online)

“Orders and Borders: Unipolarity and the Issue of Homeland Security,” Canadian Foreign Policy Journal 18 (March 2012): 79-95. (View Article PDF, 165KB)

(With Tyson McNeil-Hay) “The ‘Germany Lobby’ and U.S. Foreign Policy: What, if Anything, Does It Tell Us about the Debate over the ‘Israel Lobby’?” Ethnopolitics 10 (September-November 2011): 321-44. (View Article PDF, 185KB)

“Pensando lo imposible:   Why Mexico Should Be the Next New Member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization,” Latin American Policy 1, 2 (2010):  264-83. (View Article PDF, 121KB)

“Happy Days Are Here Again?  France’s Reintegration into NATO and Its Impact on Relations with the United States,” European Security 19 (March 2010):  123-42. (View Article PDF, 203KB)