William W. Newmann, PhD
Political Science and International Studies Program
Virginia Commonwealth University
Room 318 Founders Hall
827 W. Franklin St.
Richmond, VA 23284-2542
phone (804) 828-8038
Dr. Newmann has been teaching at
Dr. Newmann teaches the following courses at VCU:
Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness 301 Terrorism (POLI 367/CRJS 367)
Science 105: International Relations (
Science 105: International Relations (
Science 363: U.S. Foreign Policy (
Political Science 391: US National Security (will be POLI 369 starting in the fall semester of 2015)
For Information on graduate study in International Affairs, go to the web site of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA – www.apsia.org): An association of schools that give undergraduate and graduate degrees in international affairs. This has summaries of all the programs and direct links to the programs. This is the place for one-stop shopping to find into on graduate study in IR.
For information on Graduate School funding
Links that may be of interest
Links to resources on International Relations
Links to resources on foreign policy and national security
· Links to resources on US-China-Taiwan relations
· Links to resources on Biological and Chemical weapons
· Links to resources on Terrorism and Homeland Security
· Links to resources on nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles, and missile defense
· World News Network is an excellent site with links to newspaper articles from all over the world, indexed by region and subject
· The International Crisis Group is a non-profit organization that analyzes and publishes reports on social, political, and economic issues all over the globe
· Global Security.Org (excellent resources for international diplomatic, military, and political issues
· Federation of American Scientists (FAS): Non-profit organization that watches over world military trends
· Dave Leip’s Atlas of US Presidential Elections (super data on voting and outcomes; the best easy to use source for this nationwide and state by state).
· Real Clear Politics (tracks all elections and key issues at state and federal level; an archive of info from all kinds of sources)
· Fact Check.Org (The Annenberg Center’s non-partisan fact checker on political ads and candidate statements)
· Managing National Security Policy: The President and the Process (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, July 2003) (Chinese translation published by the Taiwan Ministry of National Defense, 2008)
· “Searching for the Right Balance? Managing Foreign Policy Decisions under Eisenhower and Kennedy,” Congress and the Presidency 42, Issue 2 (June 2015): 119-146.
· “Kennedy, Johnson, and Policy toward China: Testing the Importance of the President in Foreign Policy Decision Making,” Presidential Studies Quarterly 44, Number 4 (December 2014): 640-672.
· “Persuasion-Bargaining and Institutions in an Organized Anarchy: Clinton Administration Decisions on China, 1993-1994,” American Review of Public Administration 43, Issue 3 (May 2013): 347 - 367.
· “Hegemonic Disruption: The Asymmetric Challenge to US Leadership,” Strategic Studies Quarterly 4, No. 3 (Fall 2011): 67-101.
· “The Structures of National Security Decision Making: Leadership, Institutions, and Politics in the Carter, Reagan, and GHW Bush Years,” Presidential Studies Quarterly 34, no. 2 (June 2004): 272-307.
· “Reorganizing for National Security and Homeland Security,” Public Administration Review 62, Special Issue (September 2002): 126-137.
· "Causes of Change in National Security Processes: Carter, Reagan, and Bush Decision Making on Arms Control," Presidential Studies Quarterly 31, no. 1 (March 2001): 69-103.
· "Active Engagement of the Intro. IR Student: A Simulation Approach," (with Judyth L. Twigg), PS: Political Science and Politics 33, no. 4 (December 2000): 835-842.
· "Foreign Policy Decision Making, Garbage Cans, and Policy Shifts: The Eisenhower Administration and the 'Chances for Peace' Speech," American Review of Public Administration 28, no. 2 (June 1998): 187-212.
· "National Missile Defense and Deterrence: Stability is in the Eye of the Beholder." Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy, Washington University in St. Louis
· “Terrorism is the Most Significant Threat Faced by the U.S. in the 21st Century: Pro and Con,” in Debating the War on Terror, Tom Lansford and Robert P. Watson, eds., (Kendall-Hunt), 2003.
· "International Institutions of the Asia-Pacific Region: ASEAN, ARF, and APEC," in Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks: International Organization and the 21st Century, Wayne Lesperance and Tom Lansford, eds., (Needham Heights, MA: Pearson Custom Publishing), 2000.
· "Intervention in the New World Order: United States Use of Force in Latin America and the Persian Gulf," in Regional Conflicts: The Challenge to US-Russian Cooperation, James E. Goodby, ed., (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 1995, 132-156.
· "History Accelerates: The Diplomacy of Cooperation and Fragmentation," in The Limited Partnership: Building a Russian-US Security Community, James E. Goodby and Benoit Morel, eds., (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 1993, 25-54.
· "Building a Eurasian-Atlantic Community: Cooperative Management of the Military Transition," (with Judyth L. Twigg), in The Limited Partnership, Goodby and Morel, eds., 224-248.
· "Some Limits on Cooperation and Transparency: Operational Security and the Use of Force," in The Limited Partnership, Goodby and Morel, eds., 289-305.
· Review of John Arquilla, The Reagan Imprint, White House Studies 6, No. 4 (2006): 437-439.
CONFERENCE PAPERS PRESENTED
· ISSS/ISAC Annual Conference, October 2012, The Evolution of National Security Decision Making since the End of the Cold War: Have Presidents Adapted to Changes in the International System?
· Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, March 2011, “Kennedy, Johnson, and Policy toward China: Testing the Importance of the President in Foreign Policy Decision Making”
· Midwest Political Science Association, April 2008, “Hegemonic Competition, Hegemonic Disruption and the Current War”
· Stanley Foundation and Americans for Informed Democracy, “Young Global Leaders Peace and Security Summit,” October 2007, “The US in the World: Redefining Major Power Relations”
· Oxford University Roundtable, August 2006, “Ideological and Hegemonic Conflict in the Post-9/11 World,”
· American Society for Public Administration Annual Meeting, March 2007, “A Strategic Approach to the Current War: Neorealism, Ideology, and Hegemony”
· Midwest Political Science Association, April 2007, “A Strategic Approach to the Current War: Neorealism, Ideology, and Hegemony”
· Hofstra University 11th Presidential Conference, “William Jefferson Clinton: The New Democrat from Hope,” November 2005, “Presidential Involvement in Foreign Policy Decision Making: The Search for Consensus and Decision in the Clinton Administration”
· International Studies Association South—Annual Meeting, October 2002, " Reorganizing for National Security and Homeland Security"
· International Studies Association South—Annual Meeting, October 2001, "National Missile Defense and Deterrence: Stability is in the Eye of the Beholder."
· American Political Science Association—Annual Meeting, August/September 2001, "National Missile Defense and Strategic Doctrine: The Impact on Deterrence." (unable to present due to illness)
· International Studies Association--Annual Meeting, Washington DC, March 1999, "Liberal Democracy, Soft Authoritarianism, and Theocracy: Domestic Ideologies and International Conflict."
· American Political Science Association--Annual Meeting, August/September 1997, "Eisenhower's Management of Bureaucratic Conflict: A Synthesis of Decision Making Models."
· International Studies Association--Annual Meeting, Toronto, March 1997, "Bureaucratic Politics, Presidential Management, and Garbage Cans: Decision Making in the Eisenhower Administration."
· International Studies Association--Northeast Region Annual Conference, Boston, November 1996, "Garbage Can Decision Making Processes in the Eisenhower Administration."
· American Political Science Association--Annual Meeting, San Francisco, September 1996, "The Dynamics of Foreign Policy Decision Making: Presidential Management of Bureaucratic Conflict"
· International Studies Association--Annual Meeting, San Diego, April 1996, "The United Nations Operation in Somalia: Mixing Collective Security and Peacekeeping."
· Conference on "Engagement and Disengagement: New Directions in U.S. Foreign Policy," College Park, Maryland, November 1995, "The United States and the United Nations: Some Lessons from Somalia."
· International Studies Association--South Region Annual Conference, Atlanta, October 1995, "The United Nations Operation in Somalia: Mixing Collective Security and Peacekeeping."
· Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, Chicago, April 1995, "The Dynamics of Foreign Policy Decision Making: Presidential Management of Bureaucratic Conflict.”
· International Peace Academy, United Nations, Conference on "Conflict in the States of Central Europe and the Former USSR: In Search of Response," Baden, Austria, July 1992, co-rapporteur.
· Carnegie Mellon University/Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Workshop on Confidence and Security Building Measures, Pittsburgh, PA, May 1991, presented research on "Extending the Stockholm and Vienna Agreements to the Continental United States and Soviet Union East of the Urals," "United States Use of Force: Decision Making and the Limits to Cooperation and Transparency during Interventions in Grenada, Panama and Iraq," and "Institutions for Cooperative Security."
· Council on Foreign Relations, New York, NY, Study Group on Conventional Defense and Arms Control in Europe, several sessions, 1987, rapporteur for sessions on "Issues of the Conventional Military Balance in Europe" and "Conventional Arms Control."
American Political Science Association
· Leonard D. White Award for the Best Dissertation in Public Administration, 1999-2000
Presidential Studies Quarterly journal
· Best Article 2001 for "Causes of Change in National Security Processes: Carter, Reagan, and Bush Decision Making on Arms Control," Presidential Studies Quarterly 31, no. 1 (March 2001)