Richard Anthony Moss, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor Strategic and Operational Research Department
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Richard A. Moss is an associate research professor, co-director of the Halsey Bravo research effort, and a faculty affiliate in the Russian Maritime Studies Institute at the United States Naval War College's Center for Naval Warfare Studies. He specializes in U.S.-Soviet relations during the Cold War and is an expert on the Nixon presidential recordings. Dr. Moss previously served as a government and contract military capabilities analyst with the U.S. Department of Defense, and as an historian with the U.S. Department of State. The University Press of Kentucky published his book, Nixon's Back Channel to Moscow: Confidential Diplomacy and Detente, in January 2017.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cold War
  • Diplomacy
  • Middle East
  • Russia

Professional Highlights


Associate Professor

Strategic and Operational Research Department.

Assistant Professor

Strategy & Policy Department


Ph.D., George Washington University, 2009, History

M.Phil, George Washington University, 2009, History

B.A., University of California Santa Barbara, 1999, History

External Memberships and Associations

Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations

News, Media, & Events


U.S. Naval War College Graduation: June 2019

Jun. 14, 2019
10:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Obama’s forgotten back channel to Hamas

Mar. 08, 2018
Conservative Review
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