Michael Poznansky, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Strategic and Operational Research Department
Michael Poznansky faculty photo


Michael Poznansky is an associate professor in the Strategic and Operational Research Department and a core faculty member in the Cyber & Innovation Policy Institute at the U.S. Naval War College. He was previously an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of “In the Shadow of International Law: Secrecy and Regime Change in the Postwar World” (Oxford University Press, 2020). His work has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Strategic Studies, Security Studies and War on the Rocks, among other places. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and a B.A. from the University of Delaware.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cold War
  • Cyber Warfare
  • Foreign Policy
  • International Relations
  • Irregular Warfare
  • National Security

Professional Highlights


Associate Professor

Cyber & Innovation Policy Institute, Naval War College

Research Fellow

Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College

Non-Resident Fellow

Modern War Institute, United States Military Academy

Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Ph.D., Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia

Department of Politics

Predoctoral Research Fellow, Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School

International Security Program


Ph.D., University of Virginia

M.A., University of Virginia

B.A., University of Delaware

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Research Contributions and Publications

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