Ian Ona Johnson

Department of History

Office
475 Decio Faculty Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone
+1 574-631-1936
Email
ijohnso2@nd.edu
Website
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  • War and modern history 
  • Military technology
  • Cold War history
  • Soviet espionage
  • Election meddling
  • WWI and WWII 
  • Diplomacy
  • Russian foreign relations
  • United Nations
  • Space travel history

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Putin is making the same mistakes that doomed Hitler when he invaded the Soviet Union

“The evidence suggests that Putin thought he could win a quick victory with the deployment of special forces and airborne units,” says Ian Ona Johnson, a professor of military history at the University of Notre Dame.

We Overestimated Russia

Ian Ona Johnson, assistant professor of military history, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana.

Ian Johnson: Germany’s recommitment to NATO in response to invasion of Ukraine is a remarkable shift

Ian Johnson is the P.J. Moran Family assistant professor of military history at the University of Notre Dame and an expert on German-Russian relations.

Could Vladimir Putin Be Overthrown by His Own People?

Ian Johnson, assistant professor of military history at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, believes that "the possibility of a coup is a faint one, but not impossible."

What is Going On Inside Vladimir Putin's Head? 12 Experts Weigh In

Ian Johnson, assistant professor of military history at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana: "His historical rhetoric suggested aspirations beyond Ukraine, restoring Russian primacy over areas formerly in Russia's orbit across Eastern Europe."

Military history professor talks about the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Ian Johnson, Professor of Military History at the University of Notre Dame, discusses what motivated Russian President Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine with Russian forces.

Russian Tank Convoy Blown Up in Videos As Ukraine Fights Back Invasion

Ian Johnson, assistant military history professor at the University of Notre Dame said that the death toll "in military and civilian lives could very well reach the tens of thousands."

‘Faustian Bargain’ Review: Partners In Crime

In “Faustian Bargain,” Ian Ona Johnson shows how extensive Russia’s help was.