David Holloway is the Raymond A. Spruance Professor of International History at Stanford University, a professor of political science, and a Freeman Spogli Institute of International Studies senior fellow. He was co-director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation from 1991 to 1997 and director of the Freeman Spogli Institute from 1998 to 2003. His research focuses on the international history of nuclear weapons, on science and technology in the Soviet Union, and on the relationship between international history and international relations theory. His book Stalin and the Bomb: The Soviet Union and Atomic Energy, 1939-1956 (Yale University Press, 1994) was chosen by the New York Times Book Review as one of the 11 best books of 1994. Holloway also wrote The Soviet Union and the Arms Race (1983) and co-authored The Reagan Strategic Defense Initiative: Technical, Political and Arms Control Assessment (1984).