Curriculum Vitae / Brief

August 2018

Joshua S. Goldstein

16 Poets Corner Rd., Amherst, MA 01002

(413) 256-6363


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D., political science, 1986; M.S., 1984.

Stanford University, B.A., political science, with distinction, 1981.

Research and Teaching Experience:


1993 -         American University, Washington, DC: Professor of International Relations, School of International Service, 1995-2003 (Assoc. Prof. ‘93-95); emeritus 2003-


2005 -         University of Massachusetts, Amherst: Research Scholar, Political Science Dept.


2006 - 2014    University of Maryland, Nonresident Sadat Senior Fellow, CIDCM.


2008                Yale University, Visiting Professor Emeritus, Political Science Dept.


2002 - 2007    Brown University, Watson Inst. for Int’l Studies: Adjunct Prof. (Research).


1991 - 1993    MacArthur Foundation: Individual Research and Writing Grantee.

Harvard University Center for International Affairs: Associate.

Yale University International Security Programs: Fellow.


1986 - 1993    University of Southern California, School of International Relations:

                        Associate Professor, 1989-93 (Assistant Professor, 1986-89).



A Bright Future: How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow, with Staffan A. Qvist (New York: PublicAffairs, Jan. 2019).

The Wounds Within: A Veteran, a PTSD Therapist, and a Nation Unprepared, with Mark I. Nickerson (New York: Skyhorse, 2015).

Winning the War on War: The Decline of Armed Conflict Worldwide (New York: Penguin [Dutton/Plume], 2011).

Symposium on book in Perspectives on Politics 11 (2), June 2013: 566-77, by Page Fortna, John Mearsheimer, and Jack Levy.

International Relations [textbook] (New York: Pearson). 11th edition, 2017, with Jon C. Pevehouse. Various foreign translations. Canadian edition with Sandra Whitworth, 3rd ed., 2012.

International Relations: Brief Edition (Pearson). 7th edition, 2017, with Jon C. Pevehouse.

Principles of International Relations (Pearson). 2009, with Jon C. Pevehouse.

Readings in International Relations (Pearson). 2008, with Jon C. Pevehouse.

The Real Price of War: How You Pay for the War on Terror (New York U. Press, 2004).

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

Three-Way Street: Strategic Reciprocity in World Politics, with John R. Freeman. (University of Chicago Press, 1990).

Long Cycles: Prosperity and War in the Modern Age. (Yale University Press, 1988). (Japanese edition, Tokyo: Sekai Shoin, vol. 1, 1997).



“Climate Change as Global Security Issue,” Journal of Global Security Studies 1 (1), 2016.

“Intervention Comes of Age: Lessons from Somalia to Libya” (Jon Western and Joshua S. Goldstein), Foreign Affairs 90 (6), Nov./Dec. 2011.

“Think Again: War,” Foreign Policy, Sept./Oct. 2011.

“On Asterisk Inflation,” PS: Political Science & Politics 43 (1), January 2010.

“Gender in the IR Textbook and Beyond,” International Studies Perspectives 8 (3), August 2007: 320-22.

“Reciprocity, Triangularity, and Cooperation in the Middle East, 1979-97" [Goldstein, Jon C. Pevehouse, Deborah J. Gerner, and Shibley Telhami], Journal of Conflict Resolution 45 (5), October 2001: 594-620.

“Serbian Compliance or Defiance in Kosovo? Statistical Analysis and Real-Time Predictions” [Jon C. Pevehouse and Goldstein], Journal of Conflict Resolution 43 (3), August 1999: 538-46.

“Reciprocity, Bullying, and International Cooperation: Time-Series Analysis of the Bosnia Conflict” [Goldstein and Jon C. Pevehouse], American Political Science Review 91 (3), September 1997: 515-29.

“Energy in the World Economy, 1950-92" [Goldstein, Xiaoming Huang, and Burcu Akan]. International Studies Quarterly 41 (2), June 1997: 241-66.

“Great Power Cooperation Under Conditions of Limited Reciprocity: From Empirical to Formal Analysis,” International Studies Quarterly 39 (4), Dec. 1995:453-78.

“A Conflict-Cooperation Scale for WEIS International Events Data,” Journal of Conflict Resolution, 36 (2), June 1992: 369-85.

“The Possibility of Cycles in International Relations,” International Studies Quarterly 35 (4), December 1991: 477-80.

“After Insularity: Hegemony and the Future World Order” [Goldstein and David P. Rapkin], Futures 23 (9), November 1991: 935-59.

“Reciprocity in Superpower Relations: An Empirical Analysis,” International Studies Quarterly 35 (2), June 1991: 195-209.

“US-Soviet-Chinese Relations: Routine, Reciprocity, or Rational Expectations?” [Goldstein and John R. Freeman], American Political Science Review 85, March 1991: 17-35.

“Long Waves in War, Production, Prices and Wages: New Empirical Evidence,” Journal of Conflict Resolution 31, December 1987: 573-600. Reprinted in Christopher Chase-Dunn, ed., The Historical Evolution of the International Political Economy, vol. 1, pp. 553-580. Brookfield, VT: Edward Elgar 1995.

“The Emperor's New Genes: Sociobiology and War,” International Studies Quarterly 31, March 1987: 33-43.

“Kondratieff Waves as War Cycles,” International Studies Quarterly 29, December 1985: 411-444. This article was translated and reprinted in the journal of the Japanese Association for International Studies.

“Basic Human Needs: The Plateau Curve,” World Development 13, May 1985: 595-609.

“World Energy Dynamics: 1969-1989,” Alternatives 1, 1975: 101-130.

“A Synthetic Peptide with Morphine-Like Pharmacologic Action” (A. Goldstein, J.S. Goldstein, and B.M. Cox), Life Sciences 17, 1975: 1643-1654.

“Unsuccessful Attempts to Transfer Morphine Tolerance and Passive Avoidance by Brain Extracts” (A. Goldstein, P. Sheehan, and J. Goldstein), Nature 233, 1971: 126-129.


“Is War Likely Between the Great Powers? No,” in Peter M. Haas and John A. Hird, Controversies in Globalization, 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: CQ Press, 2013.

“Chicken Dilemmas: Crossing the Road to Cooperation,” in I. William Zartman and Saadia Touval, eds., International Cooperation: The Extents and Limits of Multilateralism. Cambridge University Press, 2010.

“The Predictive Power of Long Wave Theory, 1989-2004,” in T. C. Devezas, ed., Kondratieff Waves, Warfare, and World Security. Amsterdam: IOS, 2006.

“Taking off the Gender Blinders in I.P.E.,” in Kurt Burch et al., eds. Constituting International Political Economy [I.P.E. Yearbook, vol. 10]. Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 1997.

“International Relations and Everyday Life,” in Ruth Zemke and Florence Clark, eds. Occupational Science: The First Five Years. Philadelphia: F A Davis, 1995: 13-22.

“A War-Economy Theory of the Long Wave,” in Neils Thygesen, Kumaraswamy Velupillai, and Stefano Zambelli, eds. Business Cycles: Theories, Evidence, and Analysis [Proceedings of an International Economic Association conference, Copenhagen]. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1991.

Reference Works:


“Female Combatants” in Gordon Martel, ed. Encyclopedia of War. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

“War and Gender” in Carol R. Ember and Melvin Ember, eds. Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender: Men and Women in the World's Cultures. New York: Kluwer/Plenum and Human Relations Area Files, 2004.

“War” in Michael S. Kimmel and Amy Aronson, eds. Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 2004.

“War and Economic History” in Joel Mokyr, ed. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Six articles on international relations for Microsoft Encarta encyclopedia, 1998.

Opinion Articles:


“The Decline of War and Violence.” (Goldstein and Steven Pinker). The Boston Globe, Apr. 16, 2016.

“Inconvenient Truths for the Environmental Movement.” (Goldstein and Steven Pinker). The Boston Globe, Nov. 23, 2015: A8.

“Peace on Earth: More than a Wish.” Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, Dec. 25, 2011: D1.

“War Really Is Going Out of Style.” (Goldstein and Steven Pinker), The New York Times, Dec. 18, 2011: SR4.

“A U.N. Road Map to Peace” (Shibley Telhami and Goldstein), The Washington Post, Sept. 16, 2011: A11.

Interview in KOHA Ditore [Kosovo’s leading daily newspaper], July 2, 2006.

“Ce Sont les Peuples Qui Font l’Histoire,” interview in Le Monde, February 4, 2003.

“The Worldwide Lull in War” [Op Ed]. Christian Science Monitor, May 14, 2002: 9.

“John Wayne and G.I. Jane” [Op Ed on gender in the war on terrorism]. Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 10, 2002: 11.

“The Bosnia Mission” [articles by Goldstein, George Bush, and Phil Gramm]. The Leader's Voice, February 1996: 4,10-11.

            “Time to Bite the Bullet -- In Half,” Los Angeles Times [Op Ed], April 13, 1990.

“U.S. Reaction to China Lacks a Moral Grounding,” Los Angeles Times [Op Ed], June 7, 1989.

“How Military Might Robs an Economy,” New York Times Sunday Business [Op Ed], October 16, 1988.

“The Long View: Joshua Goldstein Looks to the Nifty ‘90s,” interview in Barron's magazine, October 17, 1988.

Other Publications:


“R2P After Syria,” (Jon Western and Goldstein), Foreign Affairs [online], March 26, 2013.

Editor, Case in Point: Longman Video Series for International Relations [3-DVD video collection, co-edited with Jon C. Pevehouse] (New York: Longman, 2006, 2007).

Editor, Longman Atlas of War and Peace (New York: Longman, 1998).

Editor, At the Helm: Foreign Policy Choices in a Turbulent World [A Foreign Affairs reader]. NY: Council on Foreign Relations, 1997.

Book review of Feminist Theory and International Relations in a Postmodern Era (Christine Sylvester) in Mershon International Studies Review 39, suppl. 1, April 1995: 167-69.

Book review of The Political Economy of U.S. Military Spending (Alex Mintz, ed.) in American Political Science Review 87 (3), Sept. 1993: 816-17.

“Manpower Issues in Technology Transfer to the Middle East,” Vol. 2 and 3, (N. Choucri, J.S. Goldstein, and D. Hyman). Office of Technology Assessment report, 1983.

Media Appearances:


ABC Nightline; NBC; CNN International; CNN/fn; CNBC; MS-NBC; CSPAN2 Book TV; Canadian Broadcasting; Chum TV (Canada); NHK Japan; Israel TV; Hearst TV; Channel 8 News (DC).


National Public Radio (All Things Considered; Talk of the Nation; To the Point), PRI (The World); PBS (Wide Angle podcast); Christian Science Monitor Radio; CNN Radio; NBC Radio; AP Radio; BBC and BBC World Service; Sputnik Radio (Moscow); Australian Radio National; Voice of America World Service; German World Radio; Radio Hong Kong; South Africa Radio; Cable Radio Network; Minnesota Public Radio; Wisconsin Public Radio; WBUR (Boston); WNYC (New York); WOR (New York); WAMC (Albany); WAMU (Washington); WPFW (Washington); WTOP (Washington); WMAL (Washington); WRC (Washington); WBEZ (Chicago); WNIS (Norfolk, VA); WKCT (Kentucky); WWL (New Orleans); WILL (Urbana); KWGS (Tulsa); KTAR (Phoenix); KSFR (Santa Fe); KUOW (Seattle); KPIX (San Francisco); KGO (San Francisco); KVON (Napa); KPFA (Berkeley); KPCC (Pasadena).


New York Times; Washington Post, Chronicle of Higher Education; USA Today; Christian Science Monitor; Business Week; AP; Agence France Presse; Le Monde (France); Corriere della Sera (Italy); China Daily; Toronto Globe & Mail; Valor (Brazil); O Estado de Sao Paulo (Brazil); The Herald (Scotland); Stars & Stripes; Village Voice; Boston Globe; Dallas Morning News; Minneapolis Star-Tribune; Philadelphia Enquirer; Trenton Times; Washington Times; City Paper (Washington, DC); Washington Jewish Week.


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Awards and Honors:


Book of the Year Award, Conflict Research Society [UK], Winning the War on War, 2012.

Book of the Decade Award (2000-2009), International Studies Association, War and Gender, 2010.

Who’s Who in America, 70th edition, 2016 (and since 2003).

Victoria Schuck Award for best book on women and politics, American Political Science Association, 2002.

Scholar/Teacher of the Year, School of International Service, American University, 2002.

University Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Research, and Other Professional Contributions, American University, 1998.

American Jewish Congress, National Capital Region, “Conscience of the Community” Award (for Bosnia work), 1994.

            Karl Deutsch Award for research, International Studies Association, 1990.

            U.S.C. Associates Award for creativity in research and scholarship, 1990.

Pi Sigma Alpha Faculty Excellence Award for teaching, U.S.C., 1989.

President's Circle Faculty Award for scholarship, teaching, and service, U.S.C., 1988.

Grants Received:

            National Science Foundation, research grant, 1997-98.

MacArthur Foundation, Individual Research and Writing Grant, 1991-93.

U.S.C. Center for International Studies, Junior Faculty Fellowship, 1987.

National Science Foundation, Graduate Fellowship, 1983-86.


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Recent Committees:

            Chair, International Studies Association “Best book” award committee, 2013.

            Chair, International Studies Association Karl Deutsch award committee, 2007.

            Member, American Political Science Association, Victoria Schuck award committee, 2007.

            Editorial board member, New Millennium Books, Rowman & Littlefield, 2001-15.

            Editorial board member, Politics and Gender, 2005-07.