David Edelstein is a professor in the Department of Government in the College of Arts & Sciences and the Center for Security Studies in the School of Foreign Service. He is a core faculty member of the Security Studies Program. Edelstein is a participant in the Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues Research Group on Managing Strategic Competition.
International activities include:
- Former fellow at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation; former fellow at Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; visiting scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
- Author of Occupational Hazards: Success and Failure in Military Occupation and has published several articles on international security, international relations theory, and U.S. foreign policy
- Ongoing research about time horizons of political leaders in international politics and exit strategies from military interventions