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Walter  A. Berbrick

Walter A. Berbrick

Assistant Research Professor
War Gaming
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Dr. Walter Berbrick is an Assistant Professor in the War Gaming Department at the U.S. Naval War College. He currently leads the project design and analytic efforts for multiple national security research projects in support of U.S. military strategy and defense policymaking. His work encompasses both basic research focusing on collective choice and social institutions and applied research dealing with issues pertaining to military strategy, defense planning, and the Arctic region.

His recent publication entitled The Fleet Arctic Operations Game Report, published by Naval War College Press in 2011, examines capability gaps that limit sustained maritime operations in the Arctic and outlines solutions to inform U.S. Navy and defense leadership. Links to this and his other publications can be found at

He frequently contributes to both national and local print and broadcast media, including The Associated Press, Washington Times, LA Times, New York Daily News, the Huntington Post, and National Public Radio. He has lectured before a wide range of professional and academic audiences both in the U.S. and abroad.

Professor Berbrick is a non-resident fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Saint Peter’s University and Salve Regina University.

Professor Berbrick received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Peter's University and Master of Arts degree in International Relations from Salve Regina University. He later earned his Doctorate in Law and Policy at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. His doctoral thesis is entitled Strengthening U.S. Arctic Policy through US-Russia Maritime Cooperation.


     U.S. Arctic policy and strategy
     Arctic security and international relations  
     International cooperation and Arctic governance
     Russia’s military and foreign policy
     Maritime technology and infrastructure development
     Energy, environmental protection, and climate change
     Soviet-American relations and contemporary policy issues

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