Wilson Center Experts

Andrew John Williams

Short-Term Grant
Kennan Institute

Expertise:
France
;
Germany
;
Russia and Eurasia
Affiliation:
Lecturer, University of Kent at Canterbury
Wilson Center Project(s):
The Politics of East-West Trade, 1917-1941

Project Summary

Explores the relationship between forieng and economic policy in the West’s dealings with the USSR during the interwar years. Explores how trade between the USSR and the West was used as an instrument of domestic policy and of foreign policy. Regards the difficult economic situation in both the Western states and the USSR that led many politicians to suggest the ’trade card’ as a way to both revive their commerce and tame the Bear by encouraging economic convergence.