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Department of Political Science
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97276
Waco, Texas 76798

Office: Burleson 307.10

Phone: 254.710.2249


Curriculum Vitae
Peter Campbell

Assistant Professor of Political Science


B.A.H., Philosophy, University of Winnipeg, Canada
M.A., War Studies, King’s College London, United Kingdom
Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science, University of Notre Dame

Peter Campbell studies international security, civil-military relations, international relations scholarship and policy relevance, insurgency and counterinsurgency, the just war tradition, unconventional warfare and advanced military technology, military culture, and the effects of cyber capabilities on conflict escalation.

Courses at Baylor

PSC 3315 Fundamentals of International Politics:
Theories of international politics will be examined and compared in the light of the evolution of the modern states system. Attention will be given to the factors and variables that affect the formulation and implementation of foreign policies.

PSC 4316 Grand Strategy:
Grand strategy defines the interests of a state, the threats to those interests, and the policies and military forces needed to minimize the danger posed by those threats. This course examines grand strategies of great powers to determine the relationship between a great power's grand strategy and stability in international politics.

Works in Progress and Publications

Peter Campbell and Michael C. Desch, "Rank Irrelevance," Foreign, Sept. 15th, 2013.

“The Essence of War and Military Doctrine: Military Realism and Kennedy’s Army.” Under review at International Security.

Dissertation: “The Essence of War and Military Change: Military Realism and US Army Warfighting Doctrine from 1962 to 2010.”

Article in Progress: “Military Realism in Cyberspace: The Essence of War, Military Doctrine, and Civil-Military Relations in the Cyber Age.” This is an article on the implications of my theory of Military Realism for the role of the military in the development and use of cyber capabilities and the contribution of such capabilities to conflict escalation.

Course Design in Progress: “Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: History, Theory and Ethics.” An examination of different theories of insurgency and counterinsurgency and the history and ethical implication of their use.