Wilson Center Experts

Igor Lukes

Visiting Grant
Kennan Institute

Expertise:
Russia and Eurasia
;
United States
Affiliation:
Associate University Professor, Boston University
Wilson Center Project(s):
Soviet Foreign Policy in September 1938: The Conference of Munich and the Soviet Union

Project Summary

Discussion of the origins of the Second World War, fleshing out the role that the Soviet Union played in the Munich Conference. Lukes attributes this to a Western bias, and a preoccupation with Hitler, that pretends that the latently ambitious power of the Soviet Union did not exist.