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


Former Naval War College president passes away

Jan. 19, 2018
News Publication

Current Strategy Forum: Technology, Innovation and Strategy

Jun. 12, 2018
8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Blue Hair in Gray Zone

Jan. 10, 2018
War on the Rocks
Article Publication

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