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Effective 29MAR21, SIGS adopts a new name: the Graduate School of International and Defense Studies (IDS)
March 29, 2021The main purpose behind this name change is to better signal to both internal and external stakeholders the school’s unique identity and mission of security-focused graduate education on emerging chal... Read More
Divided We Fall: Why the ‘America First’ Policy Has Created New Problems; Article by Professor Zachary Shore
December 4, 2020Professor Zachary Shore’s most recent article, “Divided We Fall: Why the ‘America First’ Policy Has Created New Problems,” appears on The National Interest webpage. In his article, he discusses the un... Read More
New Atlantic Council Article by Scott Jasper: Why Foreign Election Interference Fizzled
November 23, 2020Dr. Scott Jasper on why foreign election interference in the US 2020 election fizzled. Read More
NSA Professor Scott Jasper on Russian Influence on the American Vote
October 30, 2020In a recent and timely article, published by The Conversation, NSA Dr. Scott Jasper reflects on Russia’s influence on America’s upcoming 2020 election. Read More
NSA Professor Rachel Sigman Awarded 2020 Hamming Teaching Award
September 25, 2020NSA Dr. Rachel Sigman has been honored with the 2020 Hamming Teaching Award for her caring dedication to her teaching and students. Read More
Optimize Maritime Security Cooperation: NSA Graduates Published in Proceedings
September 11, 2020Two of NSA’s recent graduates, Majors Eric Hovey and Jason Hotalen, have an article “Optimize Maritime Security Cooperation” featured in the August 2020 issue of the US Naval Institute’s Proce... Read More
Tame the Russian Bear in Cyberspace; Article by NSA’s Scott Jasper
July 27, 2020NSA’s Scott Jasper has a new article post, “To Secure the Election: Tame the Russian Bear in Cyberspace.” Read More
NSA Prof. James Russell Article on Twenty-First-Century Innovation Pathways for the U.S. Navy
July 20, 2020The Naval War College Review has released a new article titled “Twenty-First-Century Innovation Pathways for the US Navy in the Age of Competition” by NSA Professor James Russell. In the article,... Read More
Navy Enlisted in New Regional Studies Program
May 21, 2020New NPS program welcomes enlisted as part of a new program, NPS Regional Security Studies Program, springing from the 2020 Education for Seapower Strategy. Read More
“Examination of Afghanistan’s 2018 Wolesi Jirga Elections” by NSA Prof. Tom Johnson
April 30, 2020NSA Prof. Tom Johnson has co-authored a new article on Afghan electrons with Ronald J. Barnhart for the April 2020 edition of the Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs. The article, “An ... Read More
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Maritime Strategy and Naval Innovation: Technology, Bureaucracy, and the Problem of Change in the Age of Competition
"The essays in this book highlight the connective tissue between maritime strategy and naval innovation. The cases and perspectives in this collection of essays by some of today’s foremost strategic thinkers are both retrospective and prospective and carry on an intellectual tradition established by the likes of Alfred Thayer Mahan."
When Blame Backfires: Syrian Refugees and Citizen Grievances in Jordan and Lebanon
The recent influx of Syrian refugees has stimulated domestic political action against the Jordanian and Lebanese governments. That is the dramatic argument at the heart of Anne Marie Baylouny's When Blame Backfires.
Countering Russian Cyber Operations: At the Boundaries of Conflict
Russian Cyber Operations provides a critical framework for determining whether Russian cyber campaigns and incidents rise to the level of armed conflict or operate at a lower level as a component of competition.
Mao's Third Front: The Militarization of Cold War China
In Mao's Third Front, Covell Meyskens shows how the militarization of Chinese industrialization linked millions of everyday lives to the global Cold War, merging global geopolitics with local change.
The Oil Wars Myth
In The Oil Wars Myth, Emily Meierding argues that the costs of foreign invasion, territorial occupation, international retaliation, and damage to oil company relations deter even the most powerful countries from initiating "classic oil wars." Examining a century of interstate violence, she demonstrates that, at most, countries have engaged in mild sparring to advance their petroleum ambitions.
Eternal Dawn: Turkey in the Age of Atatürk
As a study grounded in largely untapped archival and scholarly sources, Eternal Dawn presents a definitive look inside the development and evolution of Atatürk's Turkey. Rather than presenting the country's founding and transformation as an extension of Mustafa Kemal's life and achievements, scholar Ryan Gingeras presents Turkey's early years as the culmination of a variety of social and political forces dating back to the late Ottoman Empire.
Vietnamization: Politics, Strategy, Legacy
When he took office in 1969, the term that Richard Nixon embraced to describe his plan for ending the American war in Vietnam was “Vietnamization,” the process of withdrawing US troops and turning over responsibility for the war to the South Vietnamese government. The concept had far reaching implications, both for understanding Nixon’s actions and for shaping U.S. military thinking years after Washington’s failure to ensure the survival of its client state in South Vietnam.
Conduct of Intelligence in Democracies: Processes, Practices, Cultures
What are the role and place of secret services and covert operations in democratic settings? How do states balance the need for both secrecy and openness? What are the challenges to creating effective intelligence practices? Focusing on these crucial questions, the authors of The Conduct of Intelligence in Democracies examine the purposes and processes of intelligence communities in today's security environment.
Handbook of International Trade Agreements: Country, Regional and Global Approaches
Edited by Dr. Robert E. Looney, this handbook explores international and regional preferential trade agreements through which countries with similar interests can benefit from economic liberalization and expanded trade. It also explores the strengths and weaknesses of these agreements as well as how agreement members can sustain growth and prosperity given the perpetual challenges of the global economic environment.
Soldiers, War, Knowledge, and Citizenship: German-American Essays on Civil-Military Relationsarchive of previous publications
Professors Donald Abenheim and Carolyn Halladay have published essays on German-American civil-military relations, an anthology at the center of which is the "citizen in uniform" and concern for this institution. The individual contributions analyze from different perspectives (especially focusing on the problem of tradition), which are challenged by this culture and a corresponding soldierly self-understanding on both sides of the Atlantic.