Craig A. Whiteside, Ph.D.

Professor College of Distance Education
Lt. Col., U.S. Army, Retired
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Dr. Craig Whiteside is an associate professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College as part of the resident program, Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He is a senior associate with NWC’s Center on Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups and a fellow at the International Centre for Counter-terrorism – The Hague’s and the George Washington University’s program on extremism. He is a co-author of “The ISIS Reader” (Hurst/Oxford-2019). He holds a doctorate in political science from Washington State University and is a former U.S. Army officer.

Areas of Expertise

  • Counterterrorism
  • Information Operations
  • Irregular Warfare

Professional Highlights


Visiting Professor, Royal Danish Defence College, Copenhagen, Denmark


Fellow, George Washington Program on Extremism


Visiting Fellow, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University


Visiting Fellow, ICCT-The Hague


Fellow, International Centre for Counterterrorism


Senior Associate, Center for Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups


Associate Professor Naval War College, National Security Affairs


Ph.D., Washington State University, International Relations

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Research Contributions and Publications

Awards and Decorations

Combat Infantryman Badge

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