Joshua S. Goldstein Joshua S. Goldstein
Professor Emeritus of International Relations, American University
and Research Scholar, Dept. of Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
16 Poets Corner Road, Amherst, MA 01002-1760
    (413) 256-6363          email: jg -at- joshuagoldstein -dot- com

Biographical Sketch      Curriculum Vitae [pdf]

My blog at is now sporadic but has past posts and Wars in Progress

Various news and activities in recent years

Climate Change:
Op Ed: "Inconvenient Truths for the Environmental Movement" [with Steven Pinker], The Boston Globe, Nov. 23, 2015.
Radio: Radio Boston (WBUR) interview on nuclear power and energy R&D, Dec. 1, 2015
Article: "Climate Change as Global Security Issue," Journal of Global Security Studies v.1, #1, Jan. 2016.
Article: "Energy in the World Economy, 1950-92" [ISQ, 1997] - PDF

The Wounds Within:
A Veteran, a PTSD Therapist, and a Nation Unprepared

(Skyhorse, 2015).
coauthored with Mark I. Nickerson

Hardbound ISBN 978-1-63220-419-6

Winning the War on War:
The Decline of Armed Conflict Worldwide

(Dutton, 2011).    Paperback ISBN 978-0-452-29859-0
Winner, Book of the Year Award, Conflict Research Society

Video: Peace in the 21st Century?, Oct. 2014 [4 min.].
Video: Decline of Armed Conflict (excerpts), Oct. 2014 [3 min.].
Op Ed: "War Really Is Going Out of Style" [with Steven Pinker], The New York Times, Dec. 18, 2011.
Video: Harvard JFK Forum [with Steven Pinker, Joseph Nye, Monica Toft, Stephen Walt], Jan. 30, 2012.
Radio: NPR "Talk of the Nation" [with Steven Pinker], Dec. 7, 2011 (30 minutes).
Article: "Think Again: War," Foreign Policy, Sept./Oct. 2011.
Article: "Intervention Comes of Age: Lessons from Somalia to Libya" [with Jon Western], Foreign Affairs, Nov./Dec. 2011.
Op Ed: "A U.N. Road Map to Peace" (with Shibley Telhami), Washington Post, Sept. 16, 2011: A11.
YouTube Video: "Peace Is Increasing" (3 minutes)
Op Ed: "The Worldwide Lull in War," Christian Science Monitor, May 14, 2002: 9.

Textbook: International Relations (Pearson Longman, coauthor Jon C. Pevehouse).
Tenth Edition 2013-2014 Update (ISBN 0-205-97136-9)
Brief Sixth Edition 2013-2014 Update (ISBN 0-205-97143-1)

Podcasts: Link to podcasts on the textbook website          [Brief ed. podcasts]
Excerpt: "Core Principles of International Relations Theory," 2007
Short IR theory book: Principles of International Relations, ISBN 0-205-65266-2
Reader: Readings in International Relations (Pevehouse/Goldstein), ISBN 0-321-35619-5

Book: War and Gender: How Gender Shapes the War System and Vice Versa
(Cambridge U. Press, 2001)

Winner, Book of the Decade Award (2000-2009), International Studies Association

Web page: The Women of World War I
Podcast: Prof. Goldstein on PBS "Wide Angle," Dec. 2010
Enyclopedia Article [pdf]: Female Combatants
Audio: Prof. Goldstein on women at war, Minnesota Public Radio, Oct. 2006
Op Ed: "John Wayne and G.I. Jane" (Christian Science Monitor 1/10/02: 11)
Paper: "The Importance of War in the Gendered Socialization of Aggression"
Article: "War" in Michael S. Kimmel and Amy Aronson, eds., Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities, Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2004.

Book: The Real Price of War: How You Pay for the War on Terror (NYU Press, 2004)

Video: Prof. Goldstein on war costs, CSPAN2, 10/7/04 via You-Tube --   Part 1 (7:10)
Video: Prof. Goldstein on war costs, CSPAN2, 10/7/04 via You-Tube --   Part 2 (7:49)
Audio: Prof. Goldstein on war costs, KGO Radio, 6/19/11

Article: "War and Economic History" (Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History)

Book -- read online: Long Cycles: Prosperity and War in the Modern Age (Yale, 1988)

Chapter: "The Predictive Power of Long Waves, 1989-2004"

Other articles and chapters on war in Anthropology, Psychology, Gender Studies, Economic History, and International Relations.

Book: Three-Way Street: Strategic Reciprocity in World Politics (Chicago, 1990)

Article: "Reciprocity, Triangularity, ... in the Middle East" [JCR 2001]

Article: "Reciprocity, Bullying, and ... the Bosnia Conflict" [APSR, 1997]

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Updated Dec. 1, 2015