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
Background Briefing with Ian Masters | Radio & Podcast
August 28, 2023
Then we look further into the Digital Military Industrial Complex as Silicon Valley meets the Pentagon and Tech billionaires like Elon Musk, Peter Thiel and Marc Andreessen make billions out of new tech startups with contracts to manufacture and deploy thousands of robotic weapons operating on AI. Joining us is Eugene Gholz, a professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame.
The Japan Times
August 17, 2023
According to Eugene Gholz, associate professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, other countries have also been producing the material, including South Korea, Canada and Ukraine, meaning that the know-how to produce gallium is not limited to China.
South China Morning Post
US expected to get around China’s export controls on gallium, an essential component for American military radar tech
July 17, 2023
Eugene Gholz, an associate professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana in the US, said Beijing was in part aiming to disrupt the defence supply chain by countering the semiconductor export control, considering Washington’s “fear of vulnerability” as an opportunity to increase its leverage against the US.
June 06, 2023
“Nobody has as much as they want, whenever they want it,” said Eugene Gholz, associate professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, and former Pentagon adviser for manufacturing and industrial base policy. “And yet, somehow, they manage to fight.”
Cato Institute Podcast
May 16, 2023
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.
The Christian Science Monitor
February 09, 2023
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.
February 01, 2023
“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.
May 27, 2022
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.
April 30, 2022
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.
The Wall Street Journal
November 23, 2020
“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.”