Donald Stoker, Ph.D.

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Donald Stoker is Professor of Strategy and Policy for the Naval War College’s program at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. His many books and edited volumes include Carl von Clausewitz: His Life and Work (Oxford University Press, 2014). His The Grand Design: Strategy and the U.S. Civil War, 1861-1865 (Oxford University Press, 2010), won the prestigious Fletcher Pratt award. In 2016, he was a Fellow of the Changing Character of War Programme at the University of Oxford’s Pembroke College. In 2017, he received a Fulbright Scholars Award to teach at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, Austria, in 2018. He is currently writing a book on limited war.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Civil War
  • COIN
  • Cold War
  • Diplomacy
  • Europe
  • Foreign Policy
  • Irregular Warfare
  • Korean War
  • Maritime History
  • Military Technology
  • Military Theory
  • Revolutionary War
  • Vietnam War
  • WWI
  • WWII

Professional Highlights


Fulbright Scholars Award

Received Fulbright Scholars Award to teach at the Diplomatic Academy, Vienna, Austria

Oxford Fellowship

Fellow of the Changing Character of War Programme, Pembroke College, University of Oxford, Winter 2016.

Professor of Strategy and Policy

Promoted to full professor rank in January 2005.


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23rd International Seapower Symposium

Sep. 18, 2018
8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Why democracy is in decline

Apr. 23, 2018
Daily Times
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