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John R. Schindler, Ph.D.

John R. Schindler, Ph.D.

Professor
National Security Affairs
National Security Affairs
Phone:
(401) 841-1185
Fax:
(401) 841-3893
Email:
john.schindler@usnwc.edu

Profile

Dr. John R. Schindler is Professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI, where he is a specialist on intelligence, terrorism, and European security issues. He is also a Senior Fellow of the International History Institute at Boston University. Prior joining the NWC faculty in 2005, he spent nearly a decade with the National Security Agency as an intelligence analyst and counterintelligence officer. While with NSA, Dr. Schindler was a specialist in counterespionage and counterterrorism with operational experience in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Dr. Schindler holds three degrees in modern history: a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of Massachusetts, and a Ph.D. from McMaster University. He has published widely on issues of terrorism, intelligence, international security, and military history, and is the author of several books, including Isonzo: The Forgotten Sacrifice of the Great War (Greenwood, 2001), which was a featured selection of the History Book Club and was published in Italian in 2002; Unholy Terror: Bosnia, Al-Qa'ida, and the Rise of Global Jihad (Zenith Press, 2007), which was published in Italian, Serbian, and Croatian in 2009; and The Terrorist Perspectives Project: Strategic and Operational Perspectives of Al-Qa'ida (U.S. Naval Institute, 2008; co-author).

Dr. Schindler is a member of NATO's Partnership for Peace Counterterrorism Working Group and is an adjunct professor at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu. He serves as a consultant on terrorism and security to several defense, intelligence, and homeland security agencies of the U.S. and Allied governments, as well as the UN's International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. He has lectured on intelligence and terrorism in over twenty countries. Dr. Schindler speaks several languages and is a regular commentator on security issues in the national and international media, including CNN, NPR, and VoA. He is also an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

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