Paul J. Smith, Ph.D.

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Professor National Security Affairs
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Dr. Paul J. Smith joined the NSA department in July 2006 and teaches the Security Strategies course. He was formerly an associate/assistant professor with the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) in Hawaii. His research focuses on transnational security issues and the international politics of East Asia.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Asia-Pacific

Professional Highlights


Professor, National Security Affairs


Ph.D., University of Hawaii, 2005, Political Science

J.D., University of Hawaii, 1993

M.A., University of London, 1989, SOAS

B.A., Washington & Lee University, 1987

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23rd International Seapower Symposium

Sep. 18, 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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