Charles Gholz

Associate Professor of Political Science

Political Science

2027 Jenkins and Nanovic Halls
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Associate Professor of Political Science

Intersection of national security and economic policy; innovation, defense management, energy security and U.S. grand strategy.

Gholz in the News

Market Adjustment and Foreign Policy Failure


Notre Dame associate professor Eugene Gholz discusses U.S. strategy, the low costs of neutrality in war, global oil markets and why the U.S. does too much militarily in the Middle East. He also advises a “defensive defense” strategy in East Asia, the ineffectiveness and overuse of economic sanctions, and decoupling from China.

Peace through strength? US rattles China with new defenses near Taiwan.

While it’s not hard to see why the new announcement on bases seems hostile to Beijing, “we’re not talking about putting intermediate-range ballistic missiles there, which would look like an ability to attack targets in China,” says Eugene Gholz, associate professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.  

Kansas City’s role in making doomsday weapons is a boon for the local economy

“There’s a lot of sophisticated electronics, you know, timers, fuses, conventional explosives that help the nuclear explosives go off,” says Eugene Gholz, a political science professor at the University of Notre Dame.

Javelin missiles are in short supply and restocking them won't be easy


 Notre Dame professor Eugene Gholz says it's one of almost two dozen Army-run plants across the country that make and refurbish military hardware.

How would an energy embargo affect Germany’s economy?

Japanese firms were able to quickly substitute away from previously cheap rare earths and find alternative supplies, according to research by Eugene Gholz of the University of Notre Dame and Llewelyn Hughes of the Australian National University.... In a study of the potential effects of a Russian energy embargo on Europe, Rüdiger Bachmann of the University of Notre Dame and his co-authors find that while the hit could be large, it would be partly offset by the economy’s ability to adapt. 

White House Weighs New Action Against Beijing

“This would be a Cold War-like division of the world,” said Eugene Gholz, a University of Notre Dame national security expert. “We expect (China) to behave badly, so we’ll prepare a defense.”