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Our faculty members are available to provide expert opinion, commentary and analysis on a wide range of defense, strategy, policy and national security affairs topics. While media professionals may contact faculty members directly, the Public Affairs Office is available to recommend experts for commentary or interview.

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Jonathan D Caverley Profile Image

Department

Strategic and Operational Research Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Deterrence
  • Economics
  • Foreign Policy
  • Geopolitics
  • International Relations
  • Maritime Strategy
  • Security Cooperation
  • Women, Peace, and Security
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Brian C. Chao, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department

National Security Affairs

Areas of Expertise

  • Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • Foreign Policy
  • Geopolitics
  • International Relations
  • Maritime Strategy
  • National Security
  • Taiwan
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Yvonne Chiu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Ethics
  • Geopolitics
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Chris C. Demchak, Ph.D.

Professor

Lt. Col., U.S. Army, Retired

Department

Strategic and Operational Research Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Cyber Warfare
  • Economics
  • Geopolitics
  • Information Operations
  • International Relations
  • Wargaming
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Peter Alan Dutton, J.D., Ph.D.

Professor

Cmdr., U.S. Navy, Retired

Department

Stockton Center for International Law

Areas of Expertise

  • China
  • Geopolitics
  • International Law
  • Maritime Strategy
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Department

National Security Affairs

Areas of Expertise

  • Cold War
  • Economics
  • Europe
  • Foreign Policy
  • Geopolitics
  • International Relations
  • Russia
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Samuel Helfont, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department

College of Distance Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Desert Storm
  • Foreign Policy
  • Geopolitics
  • GWOT
  • Iraq
  • Islamic Studies
  • Middle East
  • Terrorism
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Michael E. Hicks, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Africa
  • Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • Cold War
  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign Policy
  • Geopolitics
  • Information Operations
  • National Security
  • Taiwan
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Emily J. Holland, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department

Strategic and Operational Research Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Cold War
  • Diplomacy
  • Economics
  • Europe
  • Foreign Policy
  • Geopolitics
  • International Relations
  • Russia
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Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • A2/AD
  • Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • Desert Storm
  • Diplomacy
  • Geopolitics
  • Indian Ocean
  • International Relations
  • Maritime Strategy
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Jon R. Huggins

Associate Professor

Department

International Programs

Areas of Expertise

  • Africa
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Foreign Policy
  • Geopolitics
  • GWOT
  • NATO
  • Piracy
  • Security Cooperation
  • United Nations
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Jonathan R. Hunt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department

Strategic and Operational Research Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Cold War
  • Deterrence
  • Geopolitics
  • International Law
  • International Relations
  • National Security
  • Nuclear
  • Russia
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Christopher Jasparro, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department

National Security Affairs

Areas of Expertise

  • Africa
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Counterterrorism
  • Geopolitics
  • Irregular Warfare
  • Piracy
  • Security Cooperation
  • Terrorism
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Burak Kadercan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil War
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Counterterrorism
  • Foreign Policy
  • Geopolitics
  • International Relations
  • Irregular Warfare
  • Middle East
  • Revolutionary War
  • Terrorism
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Terence M. Nicholas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department

Wargaming Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • Foreign Policy
  • Geopolitics
  • International Relations
  • Operational Warfare
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Sarah C. M. Paine, Ph.D.

University Professor

Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • Cold War
  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign Policy
  • Geopolitics
  • Japan
  • Maritime Strategy
  • Russia
  • WWII
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Erik Sand, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department

Strategic and Operational Research Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Deterrence
  • Foreign Policy
  • Geopolitics
  • International Relations
  • Maritime Strategy
  • Military Technology
  • National Security
  • Nuclear
  • WWII
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Sam J. Tangredi, Ph.D.

Professor

Capt., U.S. Navy, Retired

Department

Strategic and Operational Research Department

Areas of Expertise

  • A2/AD
  • Amphibious Warfare
  • Asymmetrical Warfare
  • Cold War
  • Deterrence
  • Diplomacy
  • Geopolitics
  • Maritime History
  • Maritime Strategy
  • Security Cooperation
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Anand Toprani, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department

Strategy and Policy Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Cold War
  • Diplomacy
  • Economics
  • Foreign Policy
  • Geopolitics
  • Maritime Strategy
  • Military Theory
  • National Security
  • WWI
  • WWII
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Nirmal K. Verma

Professor & Distinguished International Fellow

Adm., Indian Navy, Retired

Department

International Programs

Areas of Expertise

  • Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • Geopolitics
  • India
  • Indian Ocean
  • Pakistan
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