David T. Burbach, Ph.D.

Associate Professor National Security Affairs
David Burbach photo


Professor Burbach teaches the politics of U.S. foreign policy, space security and international relations. His scholarly interests include civil-military relations, defense planning and the relationship between international security and technology, particularly space and nuclear policy. Before joining the Naval War College faculty in 2007, he taught at the Army's School of Advanced Military Studies and also worked for several policy analysis and information technology organizations.

Areas of Expertise

  • Africa
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Cyber Warfare
  • Deterrence
  • Foreign Policy
  • JPME
  • Military Technology
  • Nuclear
  • Policy
  • Space


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

B.A., Pomona College, Government

Research Contributions and Publications

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