Phil Williams

3940 Posvar
Curriculum vitae


  • PhD, 1988, University of Southampton
  • MSc, 1970, strategic studies, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth
  • BA, 1969, politics and history, University College of Wales, Swansea

Teaching and Research Areas

Security studies, foreign policy analysis, transnational organized crime, terrorism

Select Publications and Funded Research

  • Project on "South Asian Proliferation Networks" funded by the Naval Postgraduate School, 2006-2007
  • Open source analysis of Chinese anti-satellite missile developments funded by the National Aerospace Intelligence Center, 2006-2007
  • Has a blog on "Ecologies of Disorder" on the Global Futures Partnership (CIA) website
  • Article: "Terrorist Financing and Attack Warning Indicators" in Jeanne Giraldo and Harold Trinkunas (eds) Terrorist Financing and State Response: A comparative Perspective. Stanford University Press, 2007.
  • Book: "Organized Crime in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States" in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia. London: Europa, 2007.
  • Article: "Strategies for a New World: Combating Organized Crime and Terrorism" in John Baylis et. al. (eds) Strategy in the Contemporary World. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Consultancies, Public Service, and Awards/Honors

  • GSPIA Annual Teaching Award, 2007
  • United Nations Crime Prevention Branch
  • United Nations International Drug Control Program

Other Faculty and Academic Administration Positions

  • Visiting Research Professor, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College, 2007-2008
  • Director, Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh