Samuel Helfont, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Strategy and Policy Department
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Biography

Samuel Helfont is an assistant professor of Strategy and Policy in the Naval War College's program at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He is the author of “Compulsion in Religion: Saddam Hussein, Islam, and the Roots of Insurgencies in Iraq” (Oxford 2018). He has written for Foreign Affairs, The Middle East Journal, Orbis, The New Republic, The American Interest, War on the Rocks, among other outlets. Helfont holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from Princeton University. He also completed a three year post-doctoral lectureship at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Desert Storm
  • Foreign Policy
  • Geopolitics
  • GWOT
  • Iraq
  • Islamic Studies
  • Middle East
  • Terrorism

News, Media, & Events

VIDEO: 45 Seconds on Honor, Courage and Commitment

Jul. 08, 2019
News Publication

Starship Poseidon Summer STEM Camp

Jul. 14, 2019
3:00 p.m.
Naval Station, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Special Operations: Out of the Shadows

Oct. 01, 2019
Lynne Rienner Publishers
Article Publication

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