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Barry Steiner

Professor of Political Science
California State University, Long Beach

1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840-4605

Phone: (562) 985-4961

Fax: (562) 985-4979


A.B., University of Southern California (International Relations), 1963; Ph.D., Columbia University (Political Science), 1970.

My research and teaching specialty areas include: War and Peace Studies, and International Conflict Management.

I became an Associate Professor of Political Science in 1974; Professor of Political Science in 1985; and Emeritus Professor in 2012.

I have been teaching courses in International Relations and American Government in the Department of Political Science, CSULB, since 1968.


Bernard Brodie and the Foundations of American Nuclear Strategy, (Lawrence KS: University Press of Kansas, 1991).

Collective Preventive Diplomacy: A Study in Conflict Management (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2004).

“Diplomacy and International Theory,” Review of International Studies, XXX (2004), 493-509.

“Diplomatic Mediation as an Independent Variable,” International Negotiation, XIV (2009), 7-40.

“To Arms Control or Not: Lessons of Focused Case Comparisons,” Contemporary Security Policy, XXXI (December 2010), 379-405.

“The Test Ban and the 1956 Election,” Arms Control Today, XLI (December 2011), 49-52.

“Big Powers and the ‘Responsibility to Protect’”,, 26 July 2012, accessed from

“What Use Overwhelming Air Superiority? A Tale of Two Campaigns,” Contemporary Security Policy, XXXIII (August 2012), 311-336.