Timothy Andrews Sayle

Assistant Professor, Department of History
Affiliated Faculty, CSUS
Bissell-Heyd Research Fellow 2017-18


Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St George St. Rm 3075, Toronto, ON M5S 3G3




Timothy Andrews Sayle is currently completing a history of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) from 1949 through the end of the Cold War and beyond. He is also a principal co-investigator and editor of an oral history project examining President George W. Bush’s decision to “surge” troops to Iraq in 2007. His next project considers the international and transnational sources of policy toward nuclear weapons – both armament and disarmament. Dr. Sayle is a Senior Fellow of the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History and an associate of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University. His research on NATO, Canadian-American relations, and intelligence issues has been published in the International JournalCold War HistoryCanadian Military History, and Intelligence & National Security. He teaches the history of international relations with attention to the various factors that determine strategy and statecraft in the state system.


  • PhD, Temple University

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