Craig A. Whiteside, Ph.D.

Lt. Col. (ret.), U.S. Army

Associate Professor College of Distance Education
Craig Whiteside Photo

Biography

Dr. Craig Whiteside is an Associate Professor at the Naval War College Monterey, California where he teaches national security affairs to military officers as part of their professional military education. He is a senior associate with the Center on Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island and a fellow at the International Centre for Counter-terrorism – The Hague. Whiteside’s current research focuses on the doctrinal influences on the leadership of the so-called Islamic State movement and its evolving strategies. He has a PhD in Political Science from Washington State University and is a former U.S. Army officer with combat experience.

Areas of Expertise

  • Asymmetrical Warfare
  • Iraq
  • Irregular Warfare

Professional Highlights

2013

Associate Professor Naval War College, National Security Affairs

2015

Senior Associate, Center for Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups

2016

Fellow, International Centre for Counterterrorism

Education

Ph.D., Washington State University, International Relations

C.V. or Resume

Research Contributions

USIP working group: The Future of the Jihadi Threat: ISIS, al-Qaeda, and Beyond

Awards and Decorations

Combat Infantryman Badge

News, Media, & Events

Naval War College holds CPO Pinning Ceremony

Sep. 17, 2018
News Publication

U.S. Naval War College Graduation: June 2019

Jun. 14, 2019
10:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

The Python Problem: Reflections on the War on Terror, 17 Years Later

Sep. 11, 2018
War on the Rocks
Article Publication

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