Research and Study Group Opportunities

The Naval War College offers unique opportunities for you to conduct advanced research at the college or contribute to enhanced understanding of a particular geographic region through our regional studies groups. Individual Directed Research Projects can be completed for elective credit and the Naval War College’s seven regional studies groups have become strategic assets in the war on terrorism and in future military operations; they have also helped to support the CNO's maritime security cooperation initiatives.

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Individual Advanced Research Projects

The Individual ARPs allows qualified students to undertake individual research projects for elective credit. These projects, comparable to master’s research project, are subject to review and approval by the Advanced Research Council (ARC) and the President of the Naval War College.

Individual Advanced Research Projects

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Regional & Specialized Study Groups

The Naval War College hires faculty members with regional security expertise and analysis in all areas of the globe. Academic, research, and gaming faculty members possessing regional and cultural knowledge participate in our regional studies groups, through which the Naval War College promotes major research and exchange/educational relationships with counterpart institutions around the world.

Arctic Studies Group

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Africa Studies Group

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Asia Pacific Studies Group

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Europe-Russia Studies Group

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Greater Middle East Group

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Indian Ocean Studies Group

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Latin America Studies Group

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