Political scientist

Joshua writes about: Environment, Foreign Affairs, Gender

Joshua Goldstein, Professor Emeritus of International Relations at American University, has written and spoken extensively on war and society, including war’s effects on gender, economics, and psychological trauma, and on peace and diplomacy. His book War and Gender won the International Studies Association’s Book of the Decade award, and he is coauthor, with Jon C. Pevehouse, of the widely used textbook International Relations. His new book, A Bright Future, with Staffan Qvist, is on international responses to climate change, especially Sweden’s success in rapid decarbonization using nuclear power.

Other notable books by Goldstein include Winning the War on War: The Decline of Armed Conflict Worldwide, the Conflict Research Society’s Book of the Year in 2013, and The Wounds Within, coauthored with a psychotherapist, which explores veterans and PTSD. He has also published in mainstream media outlets like Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, and the Washington Post, and has won numerous scholarly grants and awards.

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