Edward Newman is Professor of International Security in the School of Politics and International Studies, and Head of the Graduate School of the Faculty of Social Sciences, at the University of Leeds, UK. Within the security studies field his interests lie in a number of areas: theoretical security studies, including critical approaches and ‘human security’; intrastate armed conflict, intervention and political violence; international state recognition; and peacebuilding and reconstruction in conflict-prone and post-conflict societies. He previously worked in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham and, before that, he spent over a decade in Japan, mainly working at the United Nations University where he was Director of Studies on Conflict and Security in the Peace and Governance Programme.

He is a co-editor of the European Journal of International Security, a journal of the British International Studies Association, a former editor of the journal Civil Wars, a founding executive editor of the journal International Relations of the Asia Pacific, and the founding co-editor of the Routledge Studies in Civil Wars and Intra-State Conflict book series. His latest book is Understanding Civil Wars: Continuity and Change in Intra-State Conflict, and he has published in many international academic journals.