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Associate Professor Ryan Gingeras published in Foreign Affairs
Associate Professor Ryan Gingeras of the National Security Affairs Department has published two articles in Foreign Affairs recently. One provides historical perspective on a criti... Read More

Associate Professor Jessica Piombo published in Foreign Affairs
Associate Professor Jessica Piombo of the National Security Affairs Department has published an article in Foreign Affairs. In the article, which is titled "Has South Africa Lost It's ... Read More

Prof. Khan published in Arms Control Today
Prof Feroz Khan of the NSA department has recently published an article, "Burying the Hatchet: The Case for a ‘Normal’ Nuclear South Asia," published in Arms Control Today. In the article, h... Read More

NSA Department Welcomes New Latin America Professor
  Christopher Darnton joins the NSA Department as the newest Professor specializing in Latin America and US Foreign Policy. His work focuses on the domestic politics of foreign policy, particul... Read More

NSA Student Wins First USNI/Foundation Essay Competition
NPS student U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Christopher Bartos of the Department of National Security Affairs has been named winner of the inaugural NPS Foundation/U.S. Naval Institute Essay Contest. His 3,00... Read More

Senior Lecturer Wade Huntley nominee for Best Conference Paper
RSEP Academic Director and Senior Lecturer Wade Huntley was published in the peer-reviewed proceedings of the 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. The work was also a nominee in it... Read More

Professor James Russell Awarded Tenure
This promotion and granting of tenure is in recognition of James Russell's contributions to the Department of National Security Affairs, the Naval Postgraduate School, and the Department of Defense. These contributions are reflected in his research, teaching, thesis advising, and service. Read More

Dr. David Anderson published in "Passport: The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Review"
Senior Lecturer David L. Anderson has an article “Diplomacy or War: Reflection on U.S. Negotiations with Iran in 2015 and Japan in 1941,” published in Passport: The Society for Historians of... Read More

Professor Carolyn Halladay Receives Outstanding Professor Award
Congratulations to Dr. Carolyn Halladay, who has been awarded the Lieutenant Command David L. Williams Outstanding Professor Award.  The award is presented to a faculty member of the School of I... Read More

Professor Michael Glosny published in "Chinese Assessments of China's Influence in Developing Asia"
This chapter provides a critical review and analysis of how contemporary Chinese analysts, scholars, and policy-makers perceive and evaluate China’s international influence in developing Asia. It outl... Read More

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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.

Grad School Essentials
Author: Zachary Shore
What’s the hardest part of grad school? It’s not simply that the workload is heavy and the demands are high. It’s that too many students lack efficient methods to let them do their best. Professor Zachary Shore aims to change this. With humorous, lively prose, Professor Shore teaches you to master the five most crucial skills you need to succeed: how to read, write, speak, act, and research at a higher level. Each chapter in this no-nonsense guide outlines a unique approach to acquiring a skill and then demonstrates how to enhance it. Through these concrete, practical methods, Grad School Essentials will save you time, elevate the quality of your work, and help you to earn the degree you seek.

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
Author: Ryan Gingeras
Part of The World in A Life series, this brief text provides insight into the life of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. By the outbreak of World War II, the Republic of Turkey epitomized more than a state bound for better times; it aspired to represent the essence of modern politics in the twentieth century.

Nationalism, Language, and Muslim Exceptionalism
Author: Tristan J. Mabry
In an era of ethnopolitical conflict and constitutional change worldwide, nationalist and Islamist movements are two of the most powerful forces in global politics. However, the respective roles played by nationalism and Islamism in Muslim separatist movements have until recently been poorly understood. The conventional view foregrounds Muslim exceptionalism, which suggests that allegiance to the nation of Islam trumps ethnic or national identity. But, as Tristan James Mabry shows, language can be a far more reliable indicator of a Muslim community's commitment to nationalist or Islamist struggles.

The US Military in Africa
Author: Jessica Piombo
Recent US security policy toward Africa has adopted a multidimensional approach—including the use of military assets to promote economic development and good governance—that has raised questions and generated considerable debate. Can actors like the US military develop appropriate methods to address both US and African interests? What blend of civilian and military programs are most likely to produce the best outcomes? And more fundamentally, is the military the appropriate actor to undertake governance and development projects?

Institutions Taking Root
Author: Naazneen Barma
Building and operating successful public institutions is a perennial and long-term challenge for governments, which is compounded by the volatile conditions found in fragile settings. Yet some government agencies do manage to take root and achieve success in delivering results earning legitimacy and forging resilience in otherwise challenging contexts.

Heroin, Organized Crime, and the Making of Modern Turkey
Author: Ryan Gingeras
Heroin, Organized Crime, and the Making of Modern Turkey explores the history of organized crime in Turkey and the roles which gangs and gangsters have played in the making of the Turkish state and Turkish politics.

Intelligence: The Secret World of Spies
Author: James Wirtz
Intelligence: The Secret World of Spies--An Anthology, Fourth Edition, is the most up-to-date reader in intelligence studies. Editors Loch K. Johnson and James J. Wirtz present a diverse, comprehensive, and highly accessible set of forty readings by leading experts in the field. This unique volume features comprehensive coverage of many hot topics including methods of intelligence collection, intelligence analysis, the danger of intelligence politicization, relationships between intelligence officers and the policymakers they serve, covert action, counterintelligence, accountability and civil liberties, the implications of major intelligence failures in 2001 and 2002, and recent controversies over highly classified documents leaked by insiders.

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