Nikolas K. Gvosdev, Ph.D.

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Professor National Security Affairs
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Nikolas K. Gvosdev is a professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College, the director of the Policy Analysis sub-course in the National Security Affairs Department, and the Captain Jerome E. Levy Chair in economic geography and national security. He was the Editor of The National Interest and remains a senior editor at the magazine. He also holds a non-residential senior fellowship at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. Dr. Gvosdev is a co-author of U.S. Foreign Policy and Defense Strategy: The Evolution of an Incidental Superpower (2015). He previously published Russian Foreign Policy: Interests, Vectors and Sectors (with Christopher Marsh) in 2013.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cold War
  • Economics
  • Europe
  • Foreign Policy
  • Geopolitics
  • International Relations
  • Russia


D.Phil., St. Antony's College (Oxon)

M.Phil., St. Antony's College (Oxon), Russian and Eastern European Studies

M.A., Georgetown University, Foreign Service

B.A., Georgetown University, Foreign Service

News, Media, & Events

U.S. Naval War College Graduation: November 2018

Nov. 14, 2018
12:00 p.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

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