The War Gaming Department is located in McCarty Little Hall, a 110,000 square foot war gaming facility which opened in 1999.

Reports and Studies

U.S. Naval War College is committed to educating and developing leaders, supporting combat readiness, and strengthening global relationships. To fulfill this mission, we must maximize our educational and research efforts to support the fleet and inform policy-makers. Through experimentation, analysis, and wargaming we gain a greater understanding of issues facing maritime strategy and the Navy’s role in national strategy. Faculty, staff, and student research is shared on campus and beyond through publications and at conferences, meetings, and seminars—as well as in the classroom. You can find select papers and proceedings from several of our institutes and programs online and in print.

Publication Announcement

Access to the publications and research articles listed below is under construction.

International Seapower Symposium Proceedings

Every other year, chiefs of navies and coast guards from around the world gather for the International Seapower Symposium. NWC publishes the proceedings of this three-day event.

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International Law Studies

This peer-reviewed journal is the oldest international law publication of its kind in the country. Established in 1895, ILS publishes articles related to military affairs.

Ruger Defense Economic Conference Papers

NWC’s Ruger Workshops focus on various issues relating to economics and national security. Browse presentations and papers from past conferences.

China Maritime Studies

The China Maritime Studies turns extended research projects—from antipiracy to ship-building—into publications of interest to scholars, policy makers, and analysts.

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CIWAG Case Studies

CIWAG’s primary mission is twofold: first, to bring cutting edge research on Irregular Warfare into the Joint Professional Military Educational (JPME) curricula; and second, to bring operators, practitioners, and scholars together to share their knowledge and experiences about a vast array of violent and non-violent irregular challenges.

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Where to find NWC research

Naval War College Review

In addition to scholarly work presented at conferences or produced through our centers and special programs, you can find original research and commentary in the quarterly Naval War College Review.

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Research & Wargaming

The Center for Naval Warfare Studies at U.S. Naval War College (NWC) complements our curriculum by serving as a home for original research and innovative thinking.

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Our Faculty

U.S. Naval War College’s academic and administrative departments employ a world-class faculty and a dedicated support staff.

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News, Media, & Events

Issues in National Security: Feral Cities

Apr. 24, 2018
4:30 p.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Why democracy is in decline

Apr. 23, 2018
Daily Times
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