David T. Burbach, Ph.D.

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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


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 Corridor of Power

Oct. 17, 2018
The Interpreter
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