Position: Associate Fellow
Dr. Valur Ingimundarson is Associate Professor of History and Chairman of the History Department at the University of Iceland. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in New York. He has written extensively on US-European political and security relations, NATO, US-UK relations with Iceland, and post-war developments and peacekeeping operations in the Balkans. At RUSI, he has worked on the transatlantic relationship and the international administration of Kosovo. Among his recent publications are: Topographies of Globalization: Politics, Culture, Language [ed.] (2004); ‘‘The Last Colony in Europe‘: The New Empire, Democratization, and Nation-Building in Kosovo,’ in Topographies of Globalization (2004);‘Fighting the Cod Wars in the Cold War: Iceland's Challenge to the Western Alliance in the 1970s,’ The RUSI Journal (2003); ‘Pitting Democratic Standards against Sovereign Rights: The Nature of International Rule in Kosovo,’ New Balkan Politics (2003); ‘A Western Cold War: The Crisis in Iceland's Relations with Britain, the United States, and NATO, 1971-74,’ Diplomacy and Statecraft (2003),. Uppgjör vi_ umheiminn [A Time of Reckoning with the Outside World: Iceland, the United States, and NATO, 1960–1974] (2001); ‘Britain, Germany, and the Reinforcement of U.S. Hegemony in Europe, 1990-1999,’ in Klaus Larres (ed.), Uneasy Partners: British-German Relations and European Integration since 1945 (2000).