Edward Newman is a Professor of International Security at the University of Leeds, UK. Before joining Leeds in 2013 he worked in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham and, before that, 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.
Edward is also an External Associate at the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, University of Warwick. He was formerly editor of the journal Civil Wars (2011-2016), where he remains involved as an associate editor. He is a founding executive editor of International Relations of the Asia Pacific, and a member of the editorial board of Contemporary Politics. His books include Understanding Civil Wars: Continuity and Change in Intra-State Conflict (Routledge, 2014), (edited with Karl DeRouen Jr.), Routledge Handbook of Civil Wars (Routledge, 2014) and A Crisis of Global Institutions? Multilateralism and International Security (Routledge, 2007).