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Texas A&M University
women, foreign policy, national security, abnormal sex ratios
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US foreign policy

Global women’s issues

National security policy

The WomanStats Project (

Linkage between women’s security and national security

Abnormal sex ratios

Women, Peace and Security (WPS)

Recent Publications

Hudson Valerie M. and Patricia Leidl (2015) The Hillary Doctrine: Sex and American Foreign Policy, New York: Columbia University Press

  • Kirkus starred review
  • Reviewed by numerous, including the New York Review of Books, please see for a complete list


Hudson, Valerie M. (2013) Foreign Policy Analysis: Classic and Contemporary Theory, Boulder, Colorado: Rowman & Littlefield, second edition

  • First edition, 2007
  • Also translated into Korean, edition published 2009.


Hudson, Valerie M., Bonnie Ballif-Spanvill, Mary Caprioli, Chad Emmett (2012) Sex and World Peace, New York: Columbia University Press

  • Third on Gloria Steinem’s list of must-read works


Hudson, Valerie M. And Andrea M. Den Boer (2004) Bare Branches: Security Implications of Asia’s Surplus Male Population, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press

  • Also translated in Chinese (complex characters) by Chang Chiu, and published in Taiwan in 2005
  • Reviewed in Political Psychology, Signs,


Bowen, Donna Lee, Valerie M. Hudson, Perpetua Lynne Nielsen (2015) “State Fragility and Structural Gender Inequality in Family Law: An Empirical Investigation,” Laws, 4(4), 654-672, doi:10.3390/laws4040654


Hudson, Valerie M., Donna Lee Bowen, and Perpetua Lynne Nielsen (2015) “Clan Governance and State Stability: The Relationship Between Female Subordination and Political Order,” American Political Science Review, Vol. 109, No. 3 (August): 535-555

Brummer, Klaus and Valerie M. Hudson (eds.) (2015) Foreign Policy Analysis Beyond North America, Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers

Chapter Titles:

1) “Foreign Policy Analysis Beyond North America”

2) “North American and European Foreign Policy Analysis” (Amelia Hadfield and  Valerie M. Hudson)

Media Coverage

Quoted in or had articles placed in:

New York Times, Financial Times, The Economist, 60 Minutes, BBC, Times of London, Foreign Policy, Politico, World Politics Review, China People’s Daily, and many others.

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