Andrew Bacevich

Professor of History and International Relations

  • Ph. D. in American diplomatic history from Princeton

A graduate of the U. S. Military Academy, he received his Ph. D. in American diplomatic history from Princeton.  Before joining the faculty of Boston University in 1998, he taught at West Point and at Johns Hopkins.


The New American Militarism:  How Americans Are Seduced by War (2005)

American Empire:  The Realities and Consequences of U. S. Diplomacy (2002)

The Long WarHe is the editor of The Long War:  A New History of U. S. National Security Policy since World War II (2007) and Imperial Tense:  Problems and Prospects of American Empire (2003).

His essays and reviews have appeared in a wide variety of scholarly and general interest publications to include:

  • The Atlantic Monthly
  • The Wilson Quarterly
  • The National Interest
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Foreign Policy
  • The Nation
  • The New Republic

His op-eds have appeared in:

  • The New York Times
  • Washington Post
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Financial Times
  • International Herald Tribune
  • Boston Globe
  • Los Angeles Times


Dr. Bacevich is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


Illusions of Managing History: The Enduring Relevance of Reinhold Niebuhr, presented by Andrew J. Bacevich.