Eric Fleury

Eric Fleury

Associate Professor of Government and International Relations

Joined Connecticut College: 2019

B.A., College of the Holy Cross
M.A., Baylor University
Ph.D., Baylor University


International Relations

U.S. foreign policy



International relations

Eric Fleury's research aims to refine the theoretical analysis of U.S. national security. His major projects include developing a conceptual model of terrorism as a distinct form of warfare, showing the ways in which it affirms and subverts the traditional logic of combat. This project served as the basis of his first book, On Absolute War: Terrorism and the Logic of Armed Conflict (Lexington Books: 2019), which lays out the model and applies it to a variety of historical cases. His next project will show how this model can inform counterterrorism policy, particularly with regard to domestic and 'lone wolf' terrorists. He is also interested in the formulation of U.S. grand strategy, and is currently working on an article describing how the dynamics of polarization have corrupted the longstanding debate between a 'liberals' and 'realists', and showing how to reincorporate the moral and philosophical wisdom of both traditions to debates over foreign policy.


Courses at Connecticut College: Introduction to International Politics, U.S. Foreign Policy, Terrorism, Diplomacy, the Causes of War, Grand Strategy.

Contact Eric Fleury

Mailing Address

Eric Fleury
Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320


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