Nikolas K. Gvosdev, Ph.D.

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 and holder of the Captain Jerome E. Levy Chair in economic geography and national security. He holds non-residential fellowships with the Foreign Policy Research Institute and the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. He is a member of the Loisach Group, a collaboration between the Munich Security Conference and the Marshall Center that works to enhance U.S. and Germany’s security partnership. He is a contributing editor for The National Interest. He has taught at Baylor, Georgetown, George Washington, Harvard Extension and Brown universities.

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

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Research Contributions and Publications

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