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Richard H. Shultz

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Richard H. Shultz
Born1947 (age 71–72)
USA - Army Outstanding Civilian Service Award.png
Department of the Army Outstanding Civilian Service Award
Academic background
Alma materMiami University (Ph.D.)
University of Michigan (Post-doctoral studies)
Academic work
DisciplineSecurity studies, insurgency, terrorism, intelligence gathering, internal conflicts, low intensity conflict
InstitutionsThe Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

Richard H. Shultz, Jr. (born 1947) is an American scholar of international security studies. He is a Professor International Politics at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, where he is also the director of the International Security Studies Program (ISSP).

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According to Shultz' published CV, he pursued his PhD studies at Miami University, graduating in 1976. His dissertation was titled Origins and Development of U.S. Counterinsurgency Strategy: The Vietnam Case Study, chaired by David S. McLellan. He then pursued post-doctoral studies at the University of Michigan, from 1977 to 1978.[1]


Shultz entered the Fletcher School and ISSP in 1983, as the associate professor of international politics. He became the director of ISSP in 1989.[2]

He is an expert and early scholar of insurgency, with his early works including influential research on guerrilla warfare in Vietnam.[3][4] He is also an expert on terrorism, intelligence gathering, internal conflicts, and low intensity conflict.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11]

Shultz has served on the Special Operations Policy Advisory Group of the U.S. Department of Defense, where he was the only civilian in that position.[2][12] He has also done security research and served as advisor for several U.S. civil and military organizations, and held chairs at the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval War College, and the U.S. Department of Defense.[13] He has testified in the U.S. congress.[14]

Shultz has been a member of several boards of trustees, including the Board to the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. His consultant work for the government has focused on U.S. peacekeeping policy, out-of-area interventions, counter-proliferation issues, and the growing impact of international organized crime on U.S. security interests.[11]


Books authored

  • The Marines Take Anbar: The Four-Year Fight to Defeat al Qaeda in Iraq (Naval Institute Press, 2013) ISBN 9781612511405
  • Insurgents, Terrorists, and Militias: The Warriors of Contemporary Combat, co-authored with Andrea Dew (Columbia University Press, 2006) ISBN 978-0231129824
  • The Secret War Against Hanoi: Kennedy and Johnson's Use of Spies, Saboteurs, and Covert Warriors in North Vietnam (New York: Harper Collins, 1999) ISBN 978-0060932534
  • The Soviet Union and Revolutionary Warfare (Stanford, CA: The Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 1990) ISBN 978-0817987121
  • Dezinformatsia: Active Measures in Soviet Strategy, co-authored with Roy Godson (New York: Brassey’s, 1984) ISBN 978-0080315737

Books edited

  • Security Studies for the Twenty-First Century, co-editor and author with Roy Godson and George Quester (Washington, DC: Brassey’s, 1997).
  • The Role of Naval in 21st Century Operations, co-editor and author with Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr (Washington, DC: Brassey’s International Defense Publishers, 2000).
  • Security Studies for the 1990s, co-editor and author with Roy Godson and Ted Greenwood (New York: Brassey’s, 1993)
  • Ethnic Conflict and Regional Instability: Implications for US Policy and Army Roles and Missions, co-editor and author with Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr. (Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 1994)
  • Naval Forward Presence Missions and the National Military Strategy, co-editor and author with Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr. (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1993)
  • The Future of Air Power in the Aftermath of the Gulf War, co-editor and author with Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr. (Montgomery, AL: Air University Press, 1992)
  • U.S. Defense Policy in an Era of Constrained Resources, co-editor and author with Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr. (Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1989)
  • Guerrilla Warfare and Counterinsurgency: U.S.-Soviet Policy in the Third World, co-editor with Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr., Uri Ra’anan, and William Olson (Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1988)
  • Hydra of Carnage: The International Linkages of Terrorism, co-editor and author with Uri Ra’anan, Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr., Ernst Halperin, and Igor Lukes (Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1985)
  • Special Operations in US Strategy, co-editor with Frank R. Barnett and B. Hugh Tovar (Washington, DC: National Defense University Press, 1985)
  • Power, Principles and Interests: A Reader in World Politics, co-editor and author with James P. O’Leary and Jeffrey Salmon (Lexington, MA: Ginn Press, 1985)
  • Lessons from an Unconventional War: Reassessing U.S. Strategies in Preparing for Future Conflicts, co-editor and author with Richard Hunt (New York: Pergamon, 1982)
  • Responding to the Terrorist Threat: Security and Crisis Management, co-editor with Stephen Sloan (New York: Pergamon, 1980)



  1. ^ "Curriculum Vitae - Professor Richard H. Shultz, Jr" (PDF). The Fletcher School. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2014-04-24. Retrieved Aug 8, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Pfaltzgraff, Robert L.; Shultz,, Richard H. (2013). "International Security Studies: Looking Back and Moving Ahead" (PDF). The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs. The Fletcher School of Law and Dioplomacy. 37 (3): 95–109. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-02-21. Retrieved Jan 20, 2014.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  3. ^ Blanding, Michael (30 Apr 2006). "Bostonians changing the world ;  from Paul Revere t Mary Bakey Eddy to John F. Kennedy to Paul Farmer, this city has a long, rich history of producing smart folks whose reach has been felt around the globe. On the following pages, we prove the tradition is still in good hands". Boston Globe. p. 18. Archived from the original on 2009-11-01. Retrieved Feb 10, 2014.
  4. ^ Nagl, John (3 May 2013). "Admiration Of the Nation". The Wall Street Journal, Eastern edition. p. A.13.
  5. ^ Thomas, Jack; English, Bella (22 Sep 2001). "The Making of a President On Sept. 11, America Was Changed Forever Since Then, The Image we Have of George W. Bush has been Evolving Before Our Eyes". Boston Globe. p. F.1.
  6. ^ Richey, Warren (Nov 7, 1985). "US, Soviets share evidence on former Nazis; emigres protest". The Christian Science Monitor.
  7. ^ "Faculty Research Profiles - Richard Shultz - Professor of International Politics". Medford, MA: The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Archived from the original on 2013-12-25. Retrieved Feb 13, 2014.
  8. ^ Locker III, James R. (Spring 2012). "Congress to the Rescue: Statutory Creation of USSOCOM". Air Command Journal. Air Commando Association. I (3): 36. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
  9. ^ Donnelly, John (26 Sep 1999). "As global peacekeeping expands, nations question UN's proper role". Boston Globe.
  10. ^ Kucewicz, William (28 Nov 1984). "Bookshelf: Spying on the World of Soviet Intelligence". Wall Street Journal, Eastern edition.
  11. ^ a b "Biographies". US Army Center of Military History. Archived from the original on 2014-08-11. Retrieved Aug 11, 2014.
  12. ^ "U.S.-Soviet relations topic of Nichols series". Telegram & Gazette. Worcester, Mass. 12 Apr 1989. p. A4.
  13. ^ "Richard Shultz - Professor of International Politics and Director, International Security Studies Program". Archived from the original on 2014-01-23. Retrieved Feb 11, 2014.
  14. ^ Department of Defense Appropriations for 1994 Part 2. Expert witnesses panel: Pfaltzgraff, Robert L. , Jr.;Shultz , Richard H.; Moodie, Michael L.; Davis , Jacquelyn K. (CIS Number: 93H18185; Sudoc Number: Y4.AP6/1:D36/5/994/PT.2; Collation: ii+482+vii p. il. Index.; Item Number: 1011 (Microfiche); 1011A (Microfiche) ed.). Washington DC: Committee on Appropriations. House; Subcommittee on Defense Appropriations Committee on Appropriations. House. March 30, 1993.CS1 maint: others (link)

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