David T. Burbach, Ph.D.

Associate Professor National Security Affairs
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Dr. Burbach is a civilian political scientist with a background in international security and U.S. foreign policy. At the Naval War College, he has focussed on the teaching of national strategy, military force planning, and regional security of Africa and Europe. He has published on the future of conflict in Africa as well as the domestic politics of U.S. foreign policy and civil-military relations.

Areas of Expertise

  • Africa
  • Arctic
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Foreign Policy
  • National Security
  • Russia
  • Security Cooperation


Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Political Science

B.A., Pomona College, Government

News, Media, & Events


VIDEO: 45 Seconds on Doing Something Worthwhile

Jun. 24, 2019
News Publication

Annual Naval War College Army-Navy Flag Football Game: 2019

Dec. 06, 2019
3:00 p.m.
Nimitz Football Field, Naval Station Newport, Newport, RI 02841

Terrorism in Africa: The Rise of Islamist Extremism and Jihadism

Jan. 01, 2019
Insight Turkey
Article Publication

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