Kees VAN DER PIJL was a lecturer in International Relations at the University of Amsterdam and from 2000, professor at the University of Sussex, UK until 2012. His books have appeared in Dutch, English, Spanish, German, Turkish and Russian, and include The Making of an Atlantic Ruling Class (1984, new edition 2012), and Global Rivalries from the Cold War to Iraq (2006). The Discipline of Western Supremacy (2014) and Flight MH17, Ukraine and the New Cold War (2018) States of Emergency. Keeping the Global Population in Check (2022). He has edited several collections, most recently the Handbook of the International Political Economy of Production (2015).