Negeen Pegahi, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor Strategic and Operational Research Department
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Pegahi directs the Mahan Scholars advanced research program, which studies questions of strategic deterrence, nuclear proliferation and U.S. nuclear policy. She also co-teaches the college's special operations elective sequence. Her research interests center on the strategic uses and limitations of tools at the two ends of the conflict spectrum.

Areas of Expertise

  • Afghanistan
  • Deterrence
  • International Relations
  • Nuclear
  • Pakistan
  • Special Operations

Professional Highlights


Director, Mahan Scholars Research Program, US Naval War College


Strategic Advisor, Special Operations Joint Task Force, Afghanistan


Assistant Professor, National Security Affairs, US Naval War College


Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Belfer Center, Harvard University


Ph.D., University of Chicago, Political Science

M.A., University of Chicago, Political Science

B.A., Williams College, Political Science and Chinese

News, Media, & Events


"An Address" Lecture Series: Lecture 3

Mar. 26, 2018
8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

NATO’s Achilles Heel: Russian Political Warfare

Mar. 21, 2018
The National Interest
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