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Prof Paul Kapur Publishes New Pieces on India and on Stability-Instability Paradox
NSA’s Dr. S. Paul Kapur has recently had two new works published. The first is an article in a recent issue of Foreign Policy, co-authored with Sumit Ganguly. In the article, titled “Is India Starting... Read More

NSA Alum and Professor Publish Article on Financial Sponsorship and Syrian War
NSA Professor Anne Marie Baylouny and U.S. Air Force Lt Col. Creighton Mullins, a former NSA student, have co-written an article just published in Studies in Conflict & Terrorism titled “Cash is K... Read More

CHDS Director Glen Woodbury Awarded by NEMA
The National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) has presented Glen Woodbury, Director of the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) the 2017 Lacy E. Suiter Distinguished Service Award. T... Read More

NSA Alumus Promoted and Published
Col. Michael Fenzel (US Army), who defended his Ph.D. dissertation in the NSA Department in 2013 ("No Retreat: the Failure of Soviet Decision-making in the Afghan War, 1979-1989"), has been promoted t... Read More

NSA’s Scott Jasper Advocates for Active Cyber Defense in The Diplomat
NSA’s Scott Jasper recently had an article published in The Diplomat in which he advocates the use of active cyber defense as an answer to cyber threats, such as those emanating from Russia or North K... Read More

Dr. Tsypkin Honored for 30 Years of Service
NSA’s Dr. Mikhail “Misha” Tsypkin was honored by NPS recently for his 30 years of service. Dr. Tsypkin, who is the Academic Associate for three NSA curricula (249, 684, and 688), has been teaching at ... Read More

NSA Department Celebrates June Graduation
Graduating students from the National Security Affairs Department gather with several of their professors for a group portrait on the steps of Herrmann Hall, June 16. A total of 45 students received t... Read More

NSA’s Dr. Young Publishes on Sociology of Command in CEE
  NSA’s Dr. Thomas-Durell Young has published an article on the Sociology of Command in Central and Eastern Europe. From the abstract, Dr. Young explores the elements of the Communist concept of... Read More

Dr. Dahl Publishes Article on Improving Intelligence Analysis through the Use of Case Studies
NSA’s Dr. Erik Dahl has recently published an article in Intelligence and National Security entitled “Getting beyond Analysis by Anecdote: Improving Intelligence Analysis through the Use of Case Studi... Read More

NSA's Malian Students Featured in Weekly
NSA’s students from Mali have been featured in a recent edition of the Monterey Weekly. The eight students have come from Mali’s Ministries of Defense, Justice, Foreign Affairs and Finance and Securit... Read More

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Soldiers, War, Knowledge and Citizenship: German-American Essays on Civil-Military Relations
Author: Donald Abenheim and Carolyn Halladay
Professors Donald Abenheim and Carolyn Halladay have published essays on German-American civil-military relations, titled Soldiers, War, Knowledge and Citizenship. At the center of the anthology is th...

Anatomy of Post-Communist European Defense Institutions
Author: Thomas-Durell Young
Dr. Thomas-Durell Young delves into the state of defense institutions in Central and Eastern Europe, whose resources have declined at a faster rate than their Western neighbors' due to social and fisc...

Taliban Narratives: The Use and Power of Stories in the Afghanistan Conflict
Author: Thomas Johnson
Why has the Taliban been so much more effective in presenting messages that resonate with the Afghan population than the United States, the Afghan government and their allies? This book, based on year...

Strategic Cyber Deterrence: The Active Cyber Defense Option
Author: Scott Jasper
According to the FBI, about 4000 ransomware attacks happen every day. In the United States alone, victims lost $209 million to ransomware in the first quarter of 2016. Even worse is the threat to crit...

Handbook of Transitions to Energy and Climate Security
Author: Robert E. Looney
An original contribution to our understanding of a phenomenon that is reshaping the world, this title thoroughly discusses the transformation of the energy security policy arena brought on by two dram...

The Peacebuilding Puzzle: Political Order in Post-Conflict States
Author: Naazneen H. Barma
Dr. Naazneen Barma's recent publication with Cambridge University Press, The Peacebuilding Puzzle, explains the disconnect between the formal institutional engineering undertaken by international...

Jihad as Grand Strategy: Islamist Militancy, National Security, and the Pakistani State
Author: S. Paul Kapur
Islamist militants based in Pakistan have played a major role in terrorism around the world and pose a significant threat to regional and international security. Although the Pakistan-militant connect...

Vanguard of the Imam: Religion, Politics and Iran's Revolutionary Guards
Author: Afshon Ostovar
Professor Afshon Ostovar will be joining the Department of National Security Affairs in July. This is the first comprehensive history of the IRGC from its establishment through 2015. This book explores the development of the IRGC as an institution of power in Iran, and as an influential covert and military force in the Middle East. Afshon Ostovar moves beyond standard narratives of the IRGC, and examines the impact of culture, identity, and religion on the organization's politics and activities.

Maritime Strategy and Global Order
Author: Dan Moran and James Russell
Taken for granted as the natural order of things, peace at sea is in fact an immense and recent achievement—but also an enormous strategic challenge if it is to be maintained in the future. In Maritime Strategy and Global Order, an international roster of top scholars offers historical perspectives and contemporary analysis to explore the role of naval power and maritime trade in creating the international system.

Fall of the Sultanate
Author: Ryan Gingeras
The Great War and the End of the Ottoman Empire, 1908-1922: A concise, comprehensive survey of the Ottoman Empire in the early twentieth century. Represents the most current research and interpretations from the field of Ottoman history. Offers a readable narrative comprising rich surveys of key individuals and events.

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