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. He holds non-residential fellowships with Foreign Policy Research Institute (editor of “Orbis”) and Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs (co-host of the “Doorstep” podcast). He is a member of Loisach Group, a collaboration between the Munich Security Conference and the Marshall Center 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. From 2016-20, he held the Captain Jerome E. Levy Chair in economic geography and national security.

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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