About the Author

Robert E. Williams, Jr. is professor of political science at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.  He is the author (with Dan Caldwell) of Seeking Security in an Insecure World (3rd ed., 2016) and the editor (with Paul Viotti) of Arms Control: History, Theory, and Policy (2012).  Recent articles and book chapters include "From Malabo to Malibu: The Consequences of Corruption in an African Petrostate" (Human Rights Quarterly, August 2011), "'A More Perfect Peace:' Jus Post Bellum and the Quest for Stable Peace," in Ethics at War’s End (Eric Patterson, ed., 2012), and "Jus Post Bellum: Justice in the Aftermath of War," in The Future of Just War: New Critical Essays (Caron E. Gentry and Amy E. Eckert, eds., 2012).