Donald M. Snow, Ph.D.
Born: June 22, 1943, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Married: (Donna), one child (Eric, 24)
Office Address: Department of Political Science
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0213
Telephone: (205) 348-3808
B. A. University of Colorado, 1965
M. A. University of Colorado, 1967
Ph.D. Indiana University, 1969
Professional Positions Held:
Visiting Professor of International Security Studies, U.S. Air War College, 1996-1997
Visiting Professor of Political Science, Dickinson College, 1990
Visiting Professor, Department of National Security & Strategy, U. S. Army War College, 1989-1991
Secretary of the Navy Senior Research Fellow, U.S. Naval War College, 1985-1986
Professor of Political Science, University of Alabama, 1982-Present
Professor of National Security Affairs, U. S. Air Command and Staff College, 1980
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Alabama, 1977-1982
Director of Faculty Development and Services and Teaching-Learning Center, University of Alabama, 1975-1980
Director, International Studies Program, University of Alabama, 1972-1990
Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Alabama, 1969-1977
WHEN AMERICA FIGHTS: THE USES OF U.S. MILITARY FORCE, Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2000.
(with Dennis M. Drew), FROM LEXINGTON TO DESSERT STORM AND BEYOND: WAR AND POLITICS IN THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, (Third Edition). Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2000.
(with Eugene Brown) INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: THE CHANGING CONTOURS OF POWER, New York: Longman, 2000
(with Eugene Brown) UNITED STATES FOREIGN POLICY: POLITICS BEYOND THE WATER’S EDGE, New York: Bedford St. Martin’s, 1999
THE SHAPE OF THE FUTURE: WORLD POLITICS IN A NEW CENTURY (Third Edition), Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 1999
DISTANT THUNDER, PATTERNS OF CONFLICT IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD (Second Edition), Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1997
NATIONAL SECURITY: DEFENSE POLICY IN A CHANGED INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT, (Fourth Edition) New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997.
UNCIVIL WARS: INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND THE NEW INTERNATIONAL CONFLICTS, Boulder, CO: Lynne Reinner Publishers, 1996.
(with Eugene Brown) BEYOND THE WATER’S EDGE: AN INTRODUCTION TO U.S. FOREIGN POLICY, New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997.
(with Eugene Brown) THE CONTOURS OF POWER: A CONTEMPORARY INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1996.
THE SHAPE OF THE FUTURE: THE POST COLD WAR WORLD (Second Edition). Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1995.
NATIONAL SECURITY: DEFENSE POLICY FOR A NEW INTERNATIONAL ORDER. (Third Edition). New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1995.
(with Dennis M. Drew) FROM LEXINGTON TO DESERT STORM: THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE AT WAR. Armond, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 1993.
(with Eugene Brown) PUZZLE PALACES AND FOGGY BOTTOM: U. S. FOREIGN AND DEFENSE POLICY-MAKING IN THE 1990S. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1993.
PEACEKEEPING, PEACEMAKING AND PEACE ENFORCEMENT: THE U. S. ROLE IN THE NEW INTERNATIONAL ORDER. Carlisle Barracks, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, 1993.
DISTANT THUNDER: THIRD WORLD CONFLICT AND THE NEW INTERNATIONAL ORDER. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1992.
THE SHAPE OF THE FUTURE: THE POST-COLD WAR WORLD. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, Inc., 1991
NATIONAL SECURITY: ENDURING PROBLEMS IN A CHANGING DEFENSE ENVIRONMENT. (Second Edition). New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1991.
THIRD WORLD CONFLICT AND AMERICAN RESPONSE IN THE POST-COLD WAR WORLD. Carlisle Barracks, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, 1991.
Editor, U. S. – U. S. S. R.: SECURITY ISSUES IN THE 1990s, Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1989.
(with Dennis M. Drew), MAKING STRATEGY: PROBLEMS AND PROCESSES OF NATIONAL SECURITY, Montgomery, AL: Air Command and Staff College, 1987.
(with Dennis M. Drew), THE EAGLE’S TALONS: WAR, POLITICAL PURPOSE, AND THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, Montgomery, AL: Air University Press, 1988
THE NECESSARY PEACE: NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND SUPERPOWER RELATIONS, Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1987.
NATIONAL SECURITY: ENDURING PROBLEMS OF U. S. DEFENSE POLICY, New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1987.
(with Gary L. Guertner) THE LAST FRONTIER: AN ANALYSIS OF THE STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE, Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1986.
THE NUCLEAR FUTURE: TOWARD A STRATEGY OF UNCERTAINTY, Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 1983.
(with Dennis M. Drew) INTRODUCTION TO STRATEGY, Montgomery, AL: Air Command and Staff College, 1982 (reprinted in 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986).
NUCLEAR STRATEGY IN A DYNAMIC WORLD: AMERICAN POLICY IN THE 1980s, Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 1981.
INTRODUCTION TO WORLD POLITICS: A CONCEPTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL PERSPECTIVE, Washington: University Press of America, 1981.
Editor, READINGS IN NUCLEAR STRATEGY MAKING, Montgomery, AL: Air Command and Staff College, 1980
Articles, Book Chapters and Monographs Published:
“Peacekeeping, Peace Enforcement and Clinton Defense Policy,” in Stephen Cimbala (ed.), The Clinton Defense Program. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996, pp 89-102.
“The Shifting Threat and American National Security,” in James Burk (ed.), The Military in New Times. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1994, pp. 93-116.
“High Technology and National Security: A Preliminary Assessment,” Armed Forces and Society 17, No. 2 (Winter 1991), 243-258.
Third World Conflict and American Response in the Post-Cold War World. Carlisle Barracks, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, 1991.
“Soviet Reform and the High-Technology Imperative,” Parameters, U. S. Army War College Quarterly, 20, No. 1 (March 1990), 76-87.
“The Korean War,” Air Force Journal of Logistics 13, No. 4 (Fall, 1989), 1-2 (Reprinted from The Eagle’s Talons).
“Prospects for Ballistic Missile Defense Toward the Year 2000,” pp. 137-150 in H. Jones (ed.), The Foreign and Domestic Dimensions of Modern Warfare: Vietnam, Central America, and Nuclear Strategy, Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 1988.
“Air Defense and Missile Defense: Good Ideas or Not,” pp. 123-138 I S. Cimbala (ed.), Strategic Air Defenses, Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1989.
“Missile Defense, Deterrence and Arms Control,” pp. 55-74 in S. Cimbala (ed.), Strategic Arms After Salt, Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1989.
“Realistic Self-Deterrence: An Alternative View of Nuclear Dynamics,” Naval War College Review, Vol. 39, No. 2, March/April, 1986, pp. 60-73. (Reprinted in Herbert M. Levine (ed.), World Politics Debated: A Reader In Contemporary Issues, 3rd Ed., New York: McGraw-Hill, 1989, pp. 246-257.
“Deterrence and Ballistic Missile Defense: Complements or Antagonists?” pp. 189-209 in Alvin M. Weinberg and Jack N. Barkenbus (eds.), Strategic Defenses and Arms Control, Washington: Paragon House, 1988.
“Is Ballistic Missile Defense a Good Idea?” pp. 25-42 in Stephen J. Cimbala (ed.), The Technology, Strategy and Politics of SDI, Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1987.
“Crisis Instability and Deterrence Breakdown,” pp. 67-80 in Peter C. Sederberg (ed.), Nuclear Winter, Deterrence and the Prevention of Nuclear War, New York, Praeger, 1986.
“Ballistic Missile Defense: The Strategic Defense Initiative,” p. 145-160 in S. Cimbala (ed.), Reagan’s Defense Program: The First Term, Philadelphia: Scholarly Resources, 1986.
“Strategic Uncertainty and the Nuclear Winter: Implications for Policy,” pp. 61-75 in P. Viotti (ed.), Conflict and Arms Control: Implications for Policy, Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1986.
“The Uncertain Scenario,” pp. 53-66 in D. M. Drew and T. Reule (eds.), Nuclear Winter and National Strategy: Implications for Future Policy, Montgomery, AL: Center for Aerospace Doctrine, Research and Education, 1985 (report compiled for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Policy).
“BMD, SDI and Future Policy: Issues and Prospects,” Air University Review, Vol. 36, No. 5, July/August 1985, pp. 4-13 (named Best Article in Issue).
“Levels of Strategy and American Strategic Nuclear Policy,” Air University Review, Vol. 34, No. 7, December, 1983, pp. 63-73.
“Ballistic Missile Defense and the Strategic Future,” Parameters, The Journal of the U.S. Army War College, Vol. XIII, No. 2, June 1983, pp. 11-22.
“Would Laser Weapons Make the World Safer?” Christian Science Monitor, March 2, 1983, p. 22.
“MX Smokescreen,” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Vol. 38, No. 1, March 1982, pp. 45-46.
“The Multiple Faces of the Middle East: A Review,” Parameters, The Journal of the U. S. Army War College, Vol. XI, No. 10, December, 1981, pp. 43-52.
“Strategic Uncertainty and Nuclear Deterrence,” Naval War College Review, Vol. 34, No. 6, December, 1981, pp. 27-41.
“Demise of Nuclear Deterrence?” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Vol. 37, No. 9, November, 1981, pp. 62-64.
“Focus on African Conflict,” Air University Review, Vol. 32, No. 6, September/October, 1981, pp. 112-117.
“ICBM Vulnerability, Mobility, and Arms Control,” Air University Review, Vol. 32, No. 3, March/April, 1981, pp. 32-42.
“MX: Maginot Line of the 1980s,” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Vol. 36, No. 9, November, 1980, pp. 21-25.
“Arms Control and Alternatives to MX-MPS,” Arms Control Today, Vol. 10, No. 9, December, 1980.
“The MX-Basing Mode Muddle: Issues and Alternatives,” Air University Review, Vol. 31, No. 5, July/August, 1980, pp. 11-25.
“Lasers, Charged Particle Beams and the Strategic Future,” Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 95, No. 2, Summer, 1980, pp. 277-294.
“Over the Strategic Horizon: Directed Energy Transfer Weapons and Arms Control,” Arms Control Today, Vol. 9, No. 10, November, 1979, pp. 1, 8-9.
“Current Nuclear Deterrence Thinking: An Overview and Review,” International Studies Quarterly, Vol. 23, No. 3, September, 1979, pp. 445-486.
“Strategic Implications of Enhanced-Radiation Weapons: A Preliminary Assessment,” Air University Review, Vol. 22, No. 5, July/August, 1979, pp. 2-16 (named Best Article in Issue).
“Deterrence Theorizing and the Nuclear Debate: The Methodological Dilemma,” International Studies Notes, Vol. 6, No. 2, Summer, 1979, pp. 1-5.
The Shadow of the Mushroom Shaped Cloud: Basic Ideas and Problems of Nuclear Deterrence, Columbus, OH: Consortium for International Studies Education, 1978.
Introduction to Game Theory, Columbus, OH: Consortium for International Studies Education, 1978.
Technical Report, “The Appropriateness of Foreign Area Officer (FAO) Training in the Department of National Security Affairs, U. S. Naval Postgraduate School,” Carlisle Barracks, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, 1989, (Prepared at Request of Department of the Army).
GLOBALIZATION AND GEOPOLITICS: THINKING ABOUT NATIONAL SECURITY, New York: Longman, 2002 (under contract).
(with Eugene Brown) CASES IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, New York: Longman, 2003 (under contract)
Professional Honors, Invited Lectures, and Experiences:
Invited Speaker, Asia-Pacific Center for Strategic Studies Conference, Honolulu, March 2000.
Invited Speaker, Global Affairs Forum, Huntsville, AL, April, 1999.
Invited Speaker, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, March, 1999.
Invited Speaker, US Army War College Conference, Columbia, SC, July, 1998.
Invited Speaker, Strategy Conference, US Army War College, Carlisle, PA, April 1998.
Member, Editorial Board, Atlanta Papers, 1997-Present.
Chair, International Security and Arms Control Section, American Political Science Association, 1997-1999.
Invited Presenter, National Strategy Forum, Chicago, IL, April 1995 and May 1997.
Invited Speaker, Emerald Express Symposium, U.S. Marine Corps, Camp Pendleton, CA, April, 1997.
Featured Speaker, Olin Lecture Series, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO, March, 1996.
Invited Participant, Second Conference on Security Studies for the 1990s, sponsored by National Security Information Center, Freeport, ME, July, 1994.
Guest Lecturer, Joint Military Intelligence Training Center, Washington, DC, July, 1994.
Invited Participant, Consortium for Atlantic Studies Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, September, 1994.
Invited Speaker 4th Annual Strategic Conference, U. S. Army War College, February, 1993.
Roundtable Speaker, “The Army and the UN”, U. S. Army War College, October, 1993.
Invited Symposium Speaker, Military Studies Institute, Texas A&M University, April 1992.
Invited Speaker, Darton College (GA) World Affairs Program, April, 1992.
Governing Council, International Security Studies section, International Studies Association, 1992-1994.
Paper Presenter, Symposium on “Armed Forces in a Multi-Centric World,” College Station, TX, April, 1992.
Invited Participant, Conference on Force Planning, U. S. Naval War College, Newport, RI, July, 1991.
Invited Presenter, Conference on Future Forces, Co-Sponsored by U. S. Army War College and Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, September, 1991.
Invited Speaker, Committee on Atlantic Studies Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, October, 1991.
Recipient, Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, U. S. Department of the Army, 1991.
Invited Lecturer, Federal Emergency Management Institute, 1991.
Recipient, U. S. Army War College Staff and Faculty Published Writing Award, 1990, 1991.
Invited Lecturer, Grove City College, Grove City, PA, 1990.
Invited Lecturer, Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, PA, 1990.
Invited Lecturer on Future of U. S. Defense Policy, Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, Valley Forge, PA, August, 1990.
Nominee, Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award, University of Alabama, 1989.
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Politics, 1988-1990.
Nominee, U. S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, 1988.
Nominee, Burnham Award (Outstanding Faculty Member), University of Alabama, 1987, 1992.
Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, U. S. Air Command and Staff College, 1987.
Academic Director, National Security Workshop, Freedoms Foundations at Valley Forge, Valley Forge, PA, June 28- July 3, 1987.
Invited Participant, Conference on the Intelligence Community: The People and the Profession, Central Intelligence Agency, Langley, VA, April 27-29, 1987.
Invited Lecturer on Ballistic Missile Defense, (BMD), Freedoms Foundation Seminars at Buffalo, NY, November, 1984; Atlanta, GA, October, 1985; Ft. Lauderdale, FL, November, 1985; Lawton, OK, February, 1986; Valley Forge, PA, June 1986; Santa Ana, CA, November, 1986; Jefferson City, MO, April 1987; Prince George, VA, April, 1988; also Lecturer at Evolution of Ballistic Missile Defense Workshop, Georgia Tech, July, 1986, 1987, and 1988; Participant and Invited Author, Project on Ballistic Missile Defense (sponsored by Washington Institute), Washington, DC, August and December, 1985, and May, 1986.
Invited Lecturer on Ballistic Missile Defense, Mississippi Valley State University (sponsored by National Strategic Information Center), Itta Bena, MS, April, 1986
Invited Lecturer on Nuclear Winter: Conference on Nuclear Winter, University of South Carolina (Columbia), November 30-December 1, 1984; Tulane University (sponsored by Committee on National Security), April, 1986.
Chairman, Section of Military Studies, International Studies Association, 1983-1985.
Member of the Governing Council, International Studies Association, 1983-1985.
Elected Faculty Initiate, Omicron Delta Kappa Chapter, University of Alabama, 1984.
Invited Participant, First Defense Forum for National Educators, Washington, DC, March, 1983.
Panel Chairman on Directed Energy Weapons, Seventh International Arms Control Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, Foreign Policy Research Institute, May, 1982.
Invited Roundtable Participant, Symposium on MX and Alternatives, Sponsored by Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, at request of and for Sub-Committee on Public Lands Management, House Committee on Interior, March 23, 1981.
Featured Speaker, Gulf Coast Council on Foreign Relations (Houston and Galveston) Texas, December 12-13, 1980 (topic: “The MX Missile”).
Materials Development Specialist, Consortium for International Studies Education Projects on National Security (1976) and Global Issues (1980-1981).
Fellow, Scholar-Diplomat Seminar on Politico-Military Affairs, U. S. Department of State, 1972.
Contract and Grant Activity:
Contract, Federal Emergency Management Institute, 1991-92.
Contract, Department of Defense, U. S. Army War College, Intergovernmental Personnel Act, 1989, 1990.
Contract, Department of Defense, U. S. Air Command and Staff College, Intergovernmental Personnel Act, 1980.
Grant, Bureau of External Research, U. S. Department of State, 1973.
Invited Lecturers/Courses at Professional Military Education Schools
U. S. Air Command and Staff College (1979-1989, 1991-1992, 2000-2001)
U. S. Air War College (1980, 1988, 1995, 1996)
U. S. Army War College (1980, 1987, 1989-1992)
U. S. Naval War College (1982-1983, 1985-1986)
U. S. Army Management Staff College (1989, 1990)
U. S. Marine Command and Staff College (1991)
U. S. Marine University (1993)
Who’s Who Listings:
Dictionary of International Biography
The International Authors and Writers Who’s Who
Who’s Who In The South-East
Men of Achievement
Personalities of America
Who’s Who in the East
Other Professional Services and Activities:
International Studies Association (15 papers)
American Political Science Association (4)
Section of Military Studies (12)
Southern Political Science Association (1)
International Studies Association-South (1)
Southwestern Political Science Association (2)
Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society Regional Conferences (2)
Manuscripts Reviewed for:
International Studies Quarterly
Journal of Politics
Political Science Quarterly
International Studies Notes
Air University Review
Naval War College Review
University of Alabama Press
University of Kentucky Press
Scholarly Resources, Inc.
University of North Carolina Press
University of Kansas Regents Press
University of Presses of Florida
Johns Hopkins University Press
St. Martin’s Press
M. E. Sharpe Publishers
C. Q. Press
Books Reviewed for:
Journal of Politics
Political Science Quarterly
Air University Review
Parameters, Journal of the U. S. Army War College
U. S. Naval War College Review
American Political Science Review
Grant Proposals Reviewed for:
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Science Foundation
America and the World
Introduction to International Relations
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Introduction to Political Analysis
The Atlantic Community
Senior Seminar in International Politics
American Defense Policy
American Foreign Policy
Comparative Political Systems
Concepts and Theories of International Relations
Issues in International Relations
Issues in National Security
Professional Military Education
New Internal Wars Peacekeeping Operations
Nuclear Deterrence and Strategy
Low Intensity Conflict in American National Policy
Dynamics of Change in International Relations
Head Coach, University of Alabama Men’s Soccer Club Team, 1988-89, 1991-95
Director of Graduate Studies, Political Science Department, University of Alabama, 1992-1996, 1997-2001