Theo Christov's research interests lie in the fields of early modern intellectual history and modern political and international thought, with with a focus on political theories of empire and imperialism, the history of international law, and theories of international relations. His new book, Before Anarchy: Hobbes and His Critics in Modern International Thought (Cambridge University Press, 2015) examines debates over international relations in the works of Hobbes, Pufendorf, and Vattel. In tracing the genesis of the international turn in the history of political thought in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the book rejects two dominant interpretations within political theory. In one, the foreign domain is seen as a warlike Hobbesian anarchy; in the other, the domestic sovereign is regarded as radically opposed to the state of nature. By showing how these early modern debates have been largely de-historicized in contemporary international relations, Before Anarchy saves Hobbes from anachronistic misinterpretations of the 20th century and bridges the divide between political theory, intellectual history, and international relations.