Christopher McKnight Nichols

The Ohio State University

Christopher McKnight Nichols is professor of history and Wayne Woodrow Hayes Chair in National Security Studies, at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, at The Ohio State University.

Featured Work

JAN 19, 2023 Podcast

Ideology in U.S. Foreign Relations, with Christopher McKnight Nichols

From racialized notions of subjecthood and civilization in the 18th century to the neoconservatism, neoliberalism, and unilateralism of the 21st century, ideology drives American foreign ...

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JUN 15, 2021 Podcast

Rethinking American Grand Strategy, with Christopher McKnight Nichols

What is grand strategy? What differentiates it from normal strategic thought? What, in other words, makes it "grand"? In answering these questions, most scholars have ...