Theses and dissertations published by graduate students in the Graduate Program in International Studies, College of Arts & Letters, Old Dominion University, since Fall 2016 are available in this collection. Backfiles of all dissertations (and some theses) have also been added.

In late Fall 2023 or Spring 2024, all theses will be digitized and available here. In the meantime, consult the Library Catalog to find older items in print.


Theses/Dissertations from 1993

Thesis: The Impractical Ideal Costa Rica, the United States and Central America Reunification, 1902-1932, Donald R. Lam

Thesis: The Nuclear Contamination of Kazakhstan, Rebecca Marie Matter

Thesis: Towards a Universal Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, T. P. Radhakrishnan

Theses/Dissertations from 1992

Thesis: France and NATO: A Case of Misunderstanding, Servane Burel

Thesis: Increasing International Military Interdependence: Defense Cooperation in the New World Order, Sheila Callaham-Gay

Thesis: Port Visits as a Component of Soviet Naval Diplomacy in the Mediterranean Sea 1967-1986, John Mark Ickes

Thesis: Russophobia and Judophobia Backlash in Extremist Russian Nationalism, 1987-1990, Connie Moray


Thesis: The Implementation of the Reagan Administration's Counterterrorist Policy, Howard Lawrence Steinberg

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

Thesis: Inter-American Indemnity: Internal Security and the Mutual Security Program for Latin America (1951-1961), Robert George Baker

Thesis: Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) An Attempt to Explore the Role of Khomeiniism in the War, Masoud Bonyanian


Thesis: Uncle Sam's Lesbians: Power, Empowerment, and the Military Experience, Patricia Lee Davis

Thesis: At the Crossroads: U.S. National Interests in the Gulf and the Middle East, Khalid I. DeKhayel

Thesis: The Origins of the Department of Defense Recommendation to Cross the 38th Parallel During the Korean War, Wayne A. Kirkbride


Thesis: The Political and Ideological Context of Broadcast News CBS Nightly News Coverage of Eastern Europe, Terese A. Thompson


Thesis: In the Shadow of Oriental Culture: A Study of the Impact of Confucianism on Japan's Economic Development After World War II, Xuedong Xu


Thesis: Japan Looks at An Uncertain China: The Role of Japan's Aid to China, Yixin Yang

Theses/Dissertations from 1990


Thesis: Franco-American Relations and the Emergence of French Nuclear Armament, 1939-1962, Regis Hugues Philippon

Theses/Dissertations from 1989

Thesis: Mine Warfare in the Russian and Soviet Navies, Jeffrey K. Bray

Thesis: Arctic Leverage: Canadian Sovereignty and Security, Nathaniel French Caldwell Jr.

Thesis: Towards the 21st Century: Long Cycles and the Future of the United States, John Davies

Thesis: British Foreign Policy and the Crimean War A Study in Uncoordinated Diplomacy, Ronald W. Kennedy

Thesis: Signals Intelligence in World War II Ultra and the Air War in Europe, Demetrio J. Perez


Thesis: Honduras Pawn and Policy Maker, Elizabeth P. Thornton


Thesis: Containment, Cliency and the Revolution in Vietnam, Deborah Tompsett-Makin

Theses/Dissertations from 1988


Thesis: Television and the Integration of Europe in the Era of Satellite Communications, John Erick Roos

Theses/Dissertations from 1986

Thesis: Decreasing Allied Support for Anti-Soviet Strategic Embargoes a Demonstration of the Declining Hegemony of the United States, Tracey A. Johnstone

Thesis: Bark or Bite Perspectives on Economic Sanctions for Foreign Policy Objectives, Rodney W. Skotty

Theses/Dissertations from 1985

Thesis: Controlling the Big Stick: The United States Navy and the Cuban Intervention of September 1906, Christopher A. Abel

Thesis: Small Farmers' Cooperatives in Brazil, 1964-1984 Reasons for Success or Failure, Henry H. Gerber

Thesis: Curtain of Silence Japanese in Soviet Custody, 1945-1956, William F. Nimmo

Theses/Dissertations from 1984

Thesis: The Gift of the Gods: The Impact of the Korean War on Japan, John P. Bowen


Thesis: The Uneasy Triangle The Impact of China on U.S.-Soviet Relations in the 1970's SALT: A Case Study, Karen Elizabeth Toenjes

Theses/Dissertations from 1983

Thesis: An Arms Race in Outer Space Between the United States and the Soviet Union Implications for U.S. Foreign Policy, Gary Morgan Jensen

Theses/Dissertations from 1981

Thesis: Mining the Deep Seabed Implications for International Law and American Foreign Policy, Steven H. Fitzgerald

Thesis: The African Foreign Policy of the German Democratic Republic, Heide R. Kersey