Faculty


The NESA Center faculty represents a diverse assemblage of top-tier academics and expert practitioners from academia, diplomacy and the military. NESA’s faculty comprises governmental, diplomatic and military leaders from the United States and the NESA region. Professors include men and women who have served as ambassadors, government ministers, field- and flag grade military officers and university faculty. The knowledge, experience and expertise of NESA’s faculty provide a rich brain trust that provides our participants a focused and unique education that better enables them to engage in the myriad challenges facing the NESA region.

Find out more about faculty members, including their biography, publications and areas of interest.

Dr. Gawdat Bahgat is professor of National Security Affairs at the National Defense University’s Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Study. He is an Egyptian-born specialist in Middle Eastern policy, particularly Egypt, Iran, and the Gulf region. His areas of expertise include energy security, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, counter-terrorism, Arab-Israeli conflict, North Africa, and American foreign policy in the Middle East.

Bahgat’s career blends scholarship with national security practicing. Before joining NESA in December 2009, he taught at different universities. Bahgat published ten books including Alternative Energy in the Middle East (2013), Energy Security (2011), International Political Economy (2010), Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in the Middle East (2007), Israel and the Persian Gulf (2006), and American Oil Diplomacy (2003). Bahgat’s articles have appeared in International Affairs, Middle East Journal, Middle East Policy, Oil and Gas Journal, and OPEC Review, among others. His work has been translated to several foreign languages.

Bahgat served as an advisor to several governments and oil companies. He has more than 25 years of academic, policy and government experience working on Middle Eastern issues. Bahgat has contributed to CNN, BBC, Washington Post and Al-Jazeera. He has spoken at Tufts University, Columbia University, London School of Economics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Swiss Foreign Ministry, Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul, Qatar University, Kuwait University, Oman Diplomatic Institute, Griffith University (Australia), and India School of Business.

Areas of InterestPublicationEducation

  • Energy security
  • Counter-terrorism
  • Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
  • International political economy
  • Middle East
  • Caspian Sea/Central Asia
  • U.S. foreign policy

Books and Monographs:

  • Energy Security in the Gulf, Berlin: Gerlach Press, 2015.
  • Alternative Energy in the Middle East, London: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2013.
  • Energy Security: An Interdisciplinary Approach, London: Wiley, 2011.
  • The International Political Economy of Sovereign Wealth Funds, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
  • Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in the Middle East, Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2007.
  • Israel and the Persian Gulf: Retrospect and Prospect, Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2006.
  • American Oil Diplomacy in the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea, Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2003.
  • The Persian Gulf at the Dawn of the New Millennium, New York: NOVA Science Publishers, 1999.
  • The Future of the Gulf, Washington, D.C: Scott-Townsend Publishers, 1997.
  • The Gulf Monarchies: New Economic and Political Realities, London: The Research Institute for the Study of Conflict and Terrorism, 1997.

Book Chapters:

  • “The Emerging New Energy Landscape: The European Union and North Africa,” in Mediterranean Year Book, IEMed, Barcelona, Spain, 2015.
  • “China and the Persian Gulf States,” in Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale, Quaderni di Relazioni Internazionali, Rome, Institute of International Political Studies, 2012 (in Italian).
  • “Energy Security,” in James Sperling (ed), Handbook on Governance and Security, UK: Edward Elgar, (2014).
  • “OPEC and Others: Oil and Gas Producers’ Perspectives on Energy Security,” in Hugh Dyer and Julia Trombetta (eds), International Handbook of Energy Security, UK: Edward Elgar, 2012.
  • “A Nuclear Weapons Free Zone in the Middle East,” in Mehran Kamrava (ed), The Nuclear Question in the Middle East, New York: Columbia University Press, 2012.
  • “Advancing the Control of Weapons of Mass Destruction: An Incremental Approach,” in Bernd W. Kubbig and Sven-Eric Fikenscher (eds) Arms Control and Missile Proliferation in the Middle East, London: Routledge, 2012.
  • “Pakistan-Saudi Arabia Relations – An Assessment,” in Usama Butt and Julian Schofield (eds) Pakistan: The US Geopolitics and Grand Strategies, London: Pluto Press, 2012.
  • “Energy Cooperation: Europe and North Africa,” in Josep Ferre I Gavarro (ed)  Euro-med Survey, Barcelona: European Institute of the Mediterranean, 2011.
  • “Sovereign Wealth Funds in the Gulf – An Assessment,” in Kristian Ulrichsen and David Held (eds), The Transformation of the Gulf, London: Routledge, 2011.
  • “Sovereign Wealth Funds in the Gulf – Opportunities and Challenges,” in Robert Looney (ed), Handbook of Oil Politics, London: Routledge, 2011.
  • “Central Asia and Energy Security,” in Bhavna Dave (ed), Politics of Modern Central Asia, London: Routledge, 2009.
  • “Europe’s Energy Security: Challenges and Opportunities,” in Bradley A. Thayer and Nuray Ibryamova (eds), Debates in International Relations, London: Pearson Longman Publishers, 2009.
  • “Energy Security: Asia and the Middle East,” in Franco Zallio (ed), European Union-Gulf Relations, published by the Italian Institute for International Political Studies, Milan: Bocconi University, 2006.
  • “Libya Looks to a Bright Future Post-Sanctions,” in 2006 Mediterranean Yearbook, published by the European Institute of the Mediterranean (in English, French, and Spanish), 2006.
  • “Geopolitics and Security: The American Point of View,” in Eni S.P.A (Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi), (ed), Encyclopedia of Hydrocarbons, Rome, Italy: The Istituto Della Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani, forthcoming (in English and Italian).
  • “United States Oil Diplomacy in the Persian Gulf,” in Markus Kaim (ed), Pax Americana in the Middle East: The United States’ Policy towards the Regional Order of the Persian Gulf, Wiesbaden, Germany: Will be published under the Auspices of the German Council on Foreign Relations in 2006.
  • “Energy Security: Pacific Asia and the Middle East,” in Michael Wesley (eds), Energy Security in Asia, Routledge Publishers, 2007.
  • “Western Strategic Cooperation with Russia Concerning Oil Supply,” in Erich Reiter, (ed), Year Book for International Security Policy, Bonn: E.S.Mittler & Sohn Gmbh, 2003 (in English and German).
  • “The Caspian Sea Geo-political Game: The United States Versus Iran” and “Israel and Iran: Prospects for Détente”, in Bjorn Moller, (ed), Oil and Water: Cooperative Security in the Persian Gulf, London: I.B.Tauris Publishers, 2001.
  • “Oil Security in the New Millennium: Geo-Economy vs. Geo-Strategy” in Erich Reiter, (ed), Year Book for International Security Policy, Bonn: E.S.Mittler & Sohn Gmbh, 2000 (in German).
  • “Privatization and Democratization in the Arab World: Is There a Connection?” in Vincent Wright and Luisa Perrotti, (eds), Privatization and Public Policy, Williston, VT: Edward Elgar Publishing Inc, 20

Journal Articles:

  • “Geopolitics of energy: Iran, Turkey and Europe,” Mediterranean Quarterly, Vol.26, No.3, Summer 2015.
  • “Global energy outlook: opportunities and challenges,” Perceptions, Vol.19, No.3, Fall 2014.
  • “Egypt in the aftermath of the Arab Spring – What Lies Ahead,” Conflict Trends, Vol.17, No.1, January 2015.
  • “Iran and Its Neighbors,” Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Vol.38, No.2, Winter 2015.
  • “Iran-Turkey Energy Cooperation – Strategic Implications,” Middle East Policy, Vol.21, No.4, Winter 2014.
  • “The shale gas and oil revolution: strategic implications for United States Policy in the Middle East,” Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies, Vol.39, No.2, Summer 2014.
  • “The Geopolitics of Energy Security,” International Relations and Security Network, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, March 24, 2014.
  • “Oil and Politics in Libya,” Afkar-Ideas, European Institute of the Mediterranean, Barcelona, Spain, March 2014.
  • “Saudi Energy Outlook: Strategic Implications,” Middle East Journal, Vol.67, No.4, Fall 2013.
  • “The Iranian Nuclear Crisis – An Assessment,” Parameters, Vol.43, No.2, Summer 2013.
  • “A WMD Free Zone in the Middle East?” Middle East Policy, Vol.20, No.1, Spring 2013.
  • “Egypt’s Energy Outlook: Opportunities and Challenges,” Mediterranean Quarterly, Vol.24, No.1, Winter 2013.
  • “The Impact of the Arab Spring on the Energy Sector: Opportunities and Risks,” World Financial Review, December 2012.
  • “Morocco Energy Outlook,” Journal of North African Studies, Vol.18, No.2, March, 2013.
  • “The Impact of Arab Spring on the Oil and Gas Industry in North Africa – A Preliminary Assessment,” Journal of North African Studies, Vol.17, No.3, Fall 2012.
  • “Will Saudi Arabia Face an Energy Crisis?” Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies, Vol.37, No.2, Summer 2012.
  • “Nuclear Power and Renewable Resources: The United Arab Emirates’ Experience,” Asian Affairs, Vol.43, No.2, Summer 2012.
  • “Preliminary Assessment of Arab Spring’s Impact on Oil and Gas in Egypt and Libya,” Oil and Gas Journal, Vol.110, No.2, January 9, 2012.
  • “Tension in the Gulf – Strait of Hormuz,” AGI Energia, January 11, 2012 (in Italian)
  • “The Impact of Arab Spring on Oil and Gas Industry in North Africa,” Medenergie, February 2012 (in French).
  • “A Nuclear Weapons Free Zone in the Middle East – A Pipe Dream?” Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies, Vol.36, No.1, Fall 2011.
  • “Israel’s Energy Security: Regional Implications,” Middle East Policy, Vol.18, No.3, Fall 2011.
  • “The Crisis in Libya – A Preliminary Assessment,” Energia, Vol.32, No.2, June 2011 (in Italian).
  • “Energy Security Issues in the Middle East,” Exploration and Production: Oil and Gas Review, Vol.9, No.2, June 2011.
  • “Terrorism in Egypt – An Assessment,” Vanguardia Dossier, Vol.28, No.1, March 2011 (in Spanish).
  • “The 2011 Uprisings in the Arab World,” Vanguardia Dossier, Vol.28, No.1, March 2011 (in Spanish).
  • “The Uprising in Libya: International Repercussions,” Euro-Mediterranean Policies: Focus, Vol.14, No.3, March 2011.
  • “A Nuclear Arms Race in the Middle East: Myth or Reality?” Mediterranean Quarterly, Vol.22, No.1, Winter 2011.
  • “Russia’s Oil and Gas Policy,” OPEC Energy Review, Vol.34, No.4, December 2010.
  • “The European Union Energy Partnership – An Overview,” Energia, Vol.31, No.4, December 2010 (in Italian).
  • “China’s Energy Security,” Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies, Vol.36, No.2, Summer 2010.
  • “EU, OPEC Strategic Dialog Highlights Shared Interests,” Oil and Gas Journal, Vol.108, No.18, May 2010.
  • “Egyptian-Iranian Relations: Retrospect and Prospect,” Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies, Vol.36, No.1, Spring 2010.
  • Bahgat, G. (2010, July). Israel’s Energy Security: the Caspian Sea and the Middle East. Israel Affairs, 16(3).
  • Bahgat, G. (2010, Spring). Terrorism and the Persian Gulf. Vanguardia Dossier.
  • Bahgat, G. (2010, Spring). Egyptian-Iranian Relations: Retrospect and Prospect. Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies, 34(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (2010, March) “The Geopolitics of Energy: Europe and North Africa,” Journal of North African Studies, 15(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (2009, Winter). Egypt and Iran: The Thirty Years Estrangement. Middle East Policy, 16(4).
  • Bahgat, G. (2009, Summer). The Gaza War and the Changing Strategic Landscape in the Middle East. Mediterranean Quarterly, 20(3).
  • Bahgat, G. (2009, Summer). The Geopolitics of Energy in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies, 34(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (2009, September). Nuclear Energy: Potential and Implications. Medenergia, La revue mediterraneenne de L’energie, 30.
  • Bahgat, G. (2009, Spring). The Arab Peace Initiative: An Assessment. Middle East Policy, 46(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (2009, March). Europe’s Energy Security – An Assessment. Energia, 30(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (2009, March). Oil Funds: Perils and Opportunities. Middle Eastern Studies, 45(2), 283-293.
  • Bahgat, G. (2009, January). Prospects for Gas OPEC. Middle East Economic Survey, 52(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (2009, April). Saudi Arabia and the Arab-Israeli Conflict in the Last Years of the Bush Presidency. Israel Affairs, 15(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (2008-9, Winter). United States-Iranian Relations: The Terrorism Challenge. Parameters, 38(4).
  • Bahgat, G. (2008, Fall). Gas OPEC? Rhetoric versus Reality. Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies, 33(3).
  • Bahgat, G. (2008, November). Energy and the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Middle Eastern Studies, 44(6).
  • Bahgat, G. (2008, Summer). The Geopolitics of Energy in the Caspian Sea. Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, 31(4).
  • Bahgat, G. (2008, November). Sovereign Wealth Funds: Dangers and Opportunities. International Affairs, 84(6).
  • Bahgat, G. (2008, August). Supplier-user teamwork key to stable oil prices. Oil and Gas Journal, 106(32).
  • Bahgat, G. (2008, August). Security in the Persian Gulf: Perils and Opportunities. Contemporary Security Policy, 29(2), 303-321.
  • Bahgat, G. (2008, September). Security in the Persian Gulf: Two Conflicting Models. Defense & Security Analysis, 24(3).
  • Bahgat, G. (2008, April). Oil Funds: Threat or Opportunity? Oil and Gas Journal, 106(16).
  • Bahgat, G. (2008, January). Nuclear Arms Race in the Middle East: A Myth or a Reality.  Orient, 24(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (2008, Spring). Energy Security: What Does It Mean? And How Can We Achieve It? Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies, 33(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (2008, April). Iran and the United States: Reconcilable Differences? Iranian Studies, 41(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (2008, March). Nuclear Energy: Potential and Implications. Energia, 29(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (2008, March). Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Case of Libya. International Relations, 22(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (2007, Fall). Energy and the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies, 32(3).
  • Bahgat, G. (2007, Summer). Terrorism in the Middle East. Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies, 32(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (2007, Fall). Saudi Arabia and the Arab-Israeli Peace Process. Middle East Policy, 14(3).
  • Bahgat, G. (2007, May). The Oil Market’s Hard Charges-2: India Steers New Course Toward Energy Reform. Oil and Gas Journal, 105(19).
  • Bahgat, G. (2008, January). The Geopolitics of Islam: Shiites in the Persian Gulf. Avrasya Dosyasi (Eurasian File, 13(3).
  • Bahgat, G. (2007, Spring). Iran, Israel, and the United States: The Nuclear Paradox. Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies, 32(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (2007, April). China Expands Energy Mix, Seeks Investment. Oil and Gas Journal, 105(16).
  • Bahgat, G. (2007, June). “Africa’s Oil: Potential and Implications,” OPEC Review, Vol.31, No.2, June 2007.
  • Bahgat, G. (2007, Summer). Iran and the United States: The Emerging Security Paradigm in the Middle East. Parameters, 37(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (2007, June). Prospects for Energy Cooperation in the Caspian Sea. Communist and Post-Communist Studies, 40(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (2007, May). Nuclear Proliferation: Egypt. Middle Eastern Studies, 43(3).
  • Bahgat, G. (2007, March). China’s Energy Policy: Strategic Implications. Energia, 28(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (2007, Winter). Energy Security and the Persian Gulf. The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, 31(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (2006, Winter). The 2006 War in Lebanon: Missile Proliferation in the Middle East. Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies, 31(4).
  • Bahgat, G. (2007, Spring). Nuclear Weapons Free Zone in the Middle East. World Affairs, 169(4).
  • Bahgat, G. (2006, October). Israel and Iran in the New Middle East,. Contemporary Security Policy, 27(3).
  • Bahgat, G. (2006, Fall). India’s Energy Security. Minerals and Energy, 21(3).
  • Bahgat, G. (2006, Summer). Strategic Rivalry in the Caspian Sea. Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, 29(4).
  • Bahgat, G. (2006, Summer). Nuclear Proliferation: The Case of Saudi Arabia. Middle East Journal, 60(3).
  • Bahgat, G. (2006, Summer). Israel and Nuclear Proliferation in the Middle East. Middle East Policy, 13(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (2006, September). United States and the Middle East: Interdependence not Independence. OPEC Review, 30(3).
  • Bahgat, G. (2006, May). Europe’s Energy Security – The Way Ahead. Holyrood, 151.
  • Bahgat, G. (2006, February). U.S. Oil Outlook. Middle East Economic Survey, 49(9).
  • Bahgat, G. (2006, May). Nuclear Proliferation: Iran. International Studies Perspectives, 7(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (2006, September). Energy Security: The European Union. International Affairs, 82(5).
  • Bahgat, G. (2006, Winter). Geo-politics of Oil: Russia and Central Asia. Russian/CIS Energy and Mining Law Journal, 4(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (2005, Summer). Energy Security: Opportunities and Challenges. Russian/CIS Energy and Mining Law Journal, 3(4).
  • Bahgat, G. (2006, September). Nuclear Proliferation: The Islamic Republic of Iran. Iranian Studies, 39(3).
  • Bahgat, G. (2005, Winter). Nuclear Proliferation in the Middle East. Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies, 30(4).
  • Bahgat, G. (2006, March). Energy Security: Central Asia. Asian Affairs, 37(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (2005, Fall). Oil and Terrorism: Central Asia and the Caucasus. Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies, 30(3).
  • Bahgat, G. (2005, October). EU Seeks Energy Security in Stronger Supplier Ties. Oil and Gas Journal, 103(38).
  • Bahgat, G. (2005, August).  Energy Partnership: Pacific Asia and the Middle East. Middle East Economic Survey, 148 (33)
  • Bahgat, G. (2005, Summer).   The Emerging Sino-Iranian Strategic Alliance. Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, 28 (4)
  • Bahgat, G. (2005, Spring).  Energy Security: The Caspian Sea. Minerals and Energy, 20 (2)
  • Bahgat, G. (2005, Summer). Nonproliferation Success: The Libyan Model.  World Affairs, 168 (1)
  • Bahgat, G. (2005, June).  Energy Partnership: China and the Gulf States. OPEC Review, 29(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (2005, Summer). The United States and Shiite Islam: Retrospect and Prospect, Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies, 30(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (2005, Summer-Fall). Saddam Hussein’s Legacy: A Preliminary Assessment and Future Implications, SAIS Review, 25(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (2005, Summer). Transatlantic Cooperation: Libya’s Diplomatic Transformation, Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, 29(2).
  • Bahgat, G (2005, April). “Nuclear Proliferation in the Middle East: Iran and Israel,” Contemporary Security Policy, 26(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (Forthcoming in Russian). The Future Prospects for Russia’s Oil Industry, CIS & Russian Oil & Gas.
  • Bahgat, G. (2004, Winter). Oil, Terrorism, and Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Libyan Diplomatic Coup, Journal of Social, Economic, and Political Studies, 29(4).
  • Bahgat, G. (2004, October). Libya’s Energy Outlook, Middle East Economic Survey, 47(43).
  • Bahgat, G. (2004, August). Foreign Investment in Saudi Arabia’s Energy Sector, Middle East Economic Survey, 47(34).
  • Bahgat, G. (2004, Summer). Energy Security: The Caspian Sea, Energia, 105(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (2004, Fall).  Energy Security in a New World Order, Journal of Energy and Development, 30(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (2004, Fall) Weapons of Mass Destruction in West Asia, Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, 16(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (2004, September-October).  The War on Terrorism: The Mujahedeen e-Khalk Saga, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 27(5).
  • Bahgat, G. (2004, Fall). Terrorism and Energy: Prospects for a Strategic Re-alignment, World Affairs, 167(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (2004, June). Russia’s Oil Potential: Prospects and Implications, OPEC Review, 28(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (2004, Summer/Fall). Nuclear Proliferation: The Trans-Atlantic Division, Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, 5(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (2005, March). Energy Partnership: Israel and the Persian Gulf, Energy Policy, 33(5).
  • Bahgat, G. (2003, Fall). Iraq and Israel, Journal of South East Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, 27(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (2005, July). The Islamic Republic and the Jewish State, Israel Affairs, 11(3).
  • Bahgat, G. (2003, Winter). Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction: Iraq and Iran, Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies, 28(4).
  • Bahgat, G. (2004, Winter). Saudi Arabia and the War on Terrorism, Arab Studies Quarterly, 26(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (2003, Summer). The New Geopolitics of Oil: The United States, Saudi Arabia and Russia, Orbis, .47(3).
  • Bahgat, G. (2003, Summer) The New Middle East: The Gulf Monarchies and Israel, Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies, 28(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (Forthcoming) The Caspian Sea Region: Continuity and Change, Governance.
  • Bahgat, G. (2003, March). Terrorism and Oil – Russia as a Substitute for Energy Deliveries from the Middle East, International Politik, (3).
  • Bahgat, G. (2003, Spring). Russian Oil for the West, International Politik,4(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (2002, June) Oil in the Middle East: Prospects and Challenges, Pacific and Asian Journal of Energy, 12 (1).
  • Bahgat, G. (2003, March). The United States, Iraq and Weapons of Mass Destruction, Defense and Security Analysis, 19(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (2003, March). Iran, the United States, and the War on Terrorism, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 26(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (2002, September). The New Geopolitics of Oil: The United States, Saudi Arabia, and Russia, Middle East Economic Survey, 45(36).
  • Bahgat, G. (2002, Summer). The Iraqi Quagmire: What Is Next? Contemporary Security Policy, 23(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (2002, Summer-Fall). Splitting Water: The Geopolitics of Water Resources in the Caspian Sea, SAIS Review, 22(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (2002, Summer). Oil and Militant Islam: Strains on US-Saudi Relations, World Affairs, 165(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (2002, Summer). Pipeline Diplomacy: The Geopolitics of the Caspian Sea Region, International Studies Perspectives, 3(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (2001, Fall). The Geo-politics of Natural Gas in Asia, OPEC Review, 25(3).
  • Bahgat, G. (2001, Fall). United States Energy Security, Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies, 26(3).
  • Bahgat, G. (2001, Fall).  The Future of US-Iran Relations, Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, 25(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (2001, June). U.S-Iranian relations: Sanctions and the Caspian Sea”, Security Dialogue, 32(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (2001, Spring). Managing dependence: American-Saudi oil relations, Arab Studies Quarterly, 23(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (2001, January in German and Russian). The Geo-politics of Natural Gas in the Gulf-Region, Internationale Politik, (1).
  • Bahgat, G. (2000, Fall). The New Political Economy of Oil in the Arabian/Persian Gulf States: A Comparative Analysis, Journal of Energy and Development, 26 (1).
  • Bahgat, G. (2000, Summer). Oil Diplomacy: American Policy in the Persian Gulf, The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, 24(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (2000, June). The Iraqi Crisis in the New Millennium: The Prospects, Asian Affairs, 87(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (2000, Summer). Foreign Investment and Oil Industry in the Persian Gulf States, Mineral & Energy, 15(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (2000, Winter). Iranian-Saudi Rapprochement: Prospects and Implications, World Affairs, 162(3).
  • Bahgat, G. (1999, December). Oil Security at the Turn of the Century: Economic and Strategic Implications, International Relations, 14(6).
  • Bahgat, G. (1999, Fall). Oil Security at the Dawn of the New Millennium, The Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies, 24(3).
  • Bahgat, G. (1999, December). Security in the Persian Gulf: The View from Oman, Security Dialogue, 30(4).
  • Bahgat, G. (1999, December). Oil in the Persian Gulf: Prospects for the New Millennium, Energy Studies Review, 9(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (1999, September). The Caspian Sea Geo-political Game: Prospects for the New Millennium, OPEC Review, 23(3).
  • Bahgat, G. (1999, April). Iran and Terrorism: The Transatlantic Response, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 22(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (1999, March). Stability in the Persian Gulf: The Water Dimension, International Journal on World Peace, 16(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (1999, Spring). Persian Gulf Security at the Turn of the Century, Defense Analysis, 15(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (1999, Spring). High Policy and Low Policy: Fresh Water Resources in the Middle East, Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, 22(3).
  • Bahgat, G. (1999, April). Succession Question in the Gulf Monarchies, International Journal of Contemporary Sociology, 36(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (1999, Spring). Education in the Gulf Monarchies: Retrospect and Prospect, International Review of Education, 45(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (1999, January). Energy Security: Oil and Weapons of Mass Destruction, Disarmament Diplomacy, (33).
  • Bahgat, G. (1998, Fall). Geo-economy Versus Geo-Strategy: American Oil Security in the New Millennium, Strategic Review, 14(4).
  • Bahgat, G. (1998, Summer). The Gulf Monarchies: Economic and Political Challenges at the End of the Century, Journal of Social, Economic and Political Studies, 23(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (1998, December). Iran at the Turn of the Century: Continuity and Change, International Politics, 35(4).
  • Bahgat, G. (1998, August). Oil Security: Potential Threats, Contemporary Security Policy, 19(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (1997, Fall). Oil in the Persian Gulf: Prospect for the Twenty-First Century, Journal of Energy and Development, 23(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (1999, January). Peace in the Persian Gulf: The Shi’is Dimension, Peace and Change, 24(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (1998, June). The New Iran: A Myth Or A Reality?, Asian Affairs, 85(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (1998, Spring). Iraq After Saddam – What Lies Ahead?, Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies, 23(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (1998, Winter/Spring). The Silent Revolution: Education and Instability in the Gulf Monarchies, The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, 22(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (1997, December). Beyond Containment: American-Iranian Relations At A Crossroad, Security Dialogue, 28(4).
  • Bahgat, G. (1997, Spring). The Future of Iran, Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies, 22(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (1997, April). Beyond Sanctions: US Policy Toward Iraq, International Relations, 13(4).
  • Bahgat, G. (1996, Winter). Gulf Security System and Western Powers, Low Intensity Conflict and Law Enforcement, 5(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (1996, September). Peace in the Persian Gulf: Iran and Iraq, International Studies, 33(3).
  • Bahgat, G. (1996, September in Arabic). Prospects for Peace and Stability in the Gulf Region, Arab Future, (211).
  • Bahgat, G. (1996, Summer). Gulf Security and Western Policy, The International Spectator, 31(3).
  • Bahgat, G. (1996, Spring). Political Islam and the West, Iranian Journal of International Affairs, 8(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (1995, November). Military Security and Political Stability in the Gulf, Arab Studies Quarterly, 17(3).
  • Bahgat, G. (1995, November). The Changing Economic and Political Environment in the Gulf Monarchies, Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies, 20(3).
  • Bahgat, G. (1995, October). The American Dilemma in the Gulf, Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, 19(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (1995, September). Regional Peace and Stability in the Gulf, Security Dialogue, 26(3).
  • Bahgat, G. (1995, June). Oil and Democracy: The American Dilemma in the Persian Gulf Region, Comparative Strategy, 14(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (1994, August). Democracy in the Arab World: An Elitist Approach, International Relations, 12(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (1994, February). Democracy in the Middle East: The American Connection, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 17(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (1993, Winter). Privatization and Democratization in the Arab World: Is There A Connection?, Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies, 18(4).

Book Reviews:

  • Bahgat, G. (2006, August). Renegade Regimes: Confronting Deviant Behavior in World Politics, Contemporary Security Policy, 27(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (2005, Summer). Energy Developments in the Middle East, Middle East Journal, 59(3).
  • Bahgat, G. (2005, Winter). Crude Awakenings: Global Oil Security and American Foreign Policy, Middle East Journal, 59(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (2003, Fall). Caspian Oil Windfalls: Who Will Benefit? Journal of Energy and Development, 29(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (2002, Summer). Globalization and the Politics of Development in the Middle East, Middle East Journal, 56(3).
  • Bahgat, G. (2001, Summer). Economic Development and Reform: The Impact of External Capital on the Middle East, Middle East Journal, 55(3).
  • Bahgat, G. (2001, October). Azerbaijan: Ethnicity and the Struggle for Power in Iran, Asian Affairs, 88(3).
  • Bahgat, G. (2000, Fall). Changed Identities: The Challenge of the New Generation in Saudi Arabia, Middle East Journal, 53(4).
  • Bahgat, G. (2000, June). Saudi Arabia and the Politics of Dissent, American Political Science Review, 94(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (1999, Fall). State Building and Late Development, Middle East Journal, 52(4).
  • Bahgat, G. (1999, October). Khomeini: Life of the Ayatollah, Asian Affairs, 86(3).
  • Bahgat, G. (1999, Spring). Street Politics: Poor People’s Movements in Iran, Middle East Journal, 52(2).
  • Bahgat, G. (1998, Winter). The Persian Gulf at the Millennium: Essays in Politics, Economy, Security and Religion, Arab Studies Quarterly, 20(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (1998, March). Iranian Intellectuals and the West: The Tormented Triumph of Nativism, American Political Science Review, 92(1).
  • Bahgat, G. (1995, December). The Arab World: Society, Culture and State, Journal of Modern African Studies, 33(4).
  • Bahgat, G. (1994, March). Beyond the Twin Deficit: A Trade Strategy for the 1990s, Social Science Quarterly, 75(1).

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  • March 2011, “The GCC Investment in Alternative Energy,” presented at The Transformation of the Gulf States, sponsored by the London School of Economics and Political Science, Kuwait.
  • March 2011, “Developments in Iran,” presented at Praetorian Shield, sponsored by the United States government, Arlington, Virginia.
  • February 2011, “Academic Peace Orchestra Middle East: Shaping the Envisaged Middle East Conference 2012 and Its International Context,” sponsored by the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau, and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Valletta, Malta.
  • October 2010, “An Assessment of Contemporary Warfare and US National Security and Military Policy,” presented at the United States National Security Policy and Military Strategy: Understanding the Environment for Contemporary Warfare, sponsored by the US Army War College and Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.
  • September 2010, “United States and a Nuclear Iran,” presented at The Regional Implications of a Nuclear-Armed Iran, sponsored by the United States government, Arlington, Virginia.
  • Bahgat, Gawdat. “Kuwait Investment Authority – An Assessment.” International Political Economy of Sovereign Wealth Funds, Sponsored by Griffith University. Brisbane, Australia. Oct. 2009.
  • Bahgat, Gawdat. “Identifying the Major Terrorist Trends and Questions.” Terrorism’s Central Arena, Sponsored by the National Counterterrorism Center. Atlanta, GA. Oct. 2009.
  • Bahgat, Gawdat. “Energy in the Twenty-first Century: Opportunities and Challenges.” Thirty-Eighth Annual Frank Church Symposium on International Affairs. Pocatello, ID. Mar. 2009.
  • Bahgat, Gawdat. “OPEC and the Challenge of Energy Security.” Energy Security in the Asia Pacific sponsored by Griffith Asia Institute, Australian Research Council, and Asia Pacific Futures Research Network. Brisbane, Australia. Sept. 2005.
  • Bahgat, Gawdat. “Energy Partnership: China and the Middle East.” Twenty-Sixth International Area Conference on Burgeoning Asian Demand: Could Supply Alliances Change? Boulder, CO. Apr. 2005.
  • Bahgat, Gawdat. “The United States Energy Security.” Oil and Water Symposium, Institute for Global Leadership, Tufts University. Medford, MA. Feb. 2005.
  • Bahgat, Gawdat. “The Geopolitics of the Caspian Sea Region.” Policy Seminars on Conflicts in Eurasia, the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. Washington, D.C. Feb 2005.
  • Bahgat, Gawdat. “Energy and Security: Global Challenges and Regional Perspectives.” Program of Atlantic Security Studies. Prague, Czech Republic. Oct. 2004.
  • Bahgat, Gawdat. “Energy Security in a New World Order.” Thirty-First Annual International Energy Conference on Repositioning in the Energy Sector: Pace and Directions. Boulder, CO. Apr. 2004.
  • Bahgat, Gawdat. “Oman and Yemen: A Comparative Foreign Policy Analysis.” Thirty-Sixth International Congress of Asian and North African Studies. Montreal, Canada.  Aug 2000.
  • Bahgat, Gawdat. “The Islamic Republic and the Jewish State: Future Prospects”, and “The Caspian Sea Geo-political Game: The United States Versus Iran.” Symposium on Cooperative Security for the Persian Gulf Region, Copenhagen, Denmark. Mar. 1999.
  • Bahgat, Gawdat., “Economic and Political Liberalization in the Gulf”,  and “Stability and Security in the Persian Gulf.” Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association. San Francisco, CA. Mar 1996.
  • Bahgat, Gawdat. “The Changing Security Environment in the Middle East and American National Interests”, and “Islam, Democracy and the United States: The Human Rights Dimension.” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, New York, NY. Sept. 1994.
  • Bahgat, Gawdat. “Privatization and Democratization in the Arab World: Is There A Connection?” Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, San Antonio, TX. Mar. 1994.
  • Bahgat, Gawdat. “Privatization: The Theory and Practice.” Annual Meeting of the Association of Third World Studies. Gainesville, FL. Oct. 1992.
  • Bahgat, Gawdat. “Why Governments Grow: A Comparative Analysis.” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. Chicago, IL. Sept. 1992.
  • Bahgat, Gawdat. “The Impact of External and Internal Forces on Economic Reform in the Third World: A Comparative Analysis”, and “Foreign Trade and Economic Development in the Middle East.” Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago, IL. Apr. 1992.
  • Bahgat, Gawdat. “The IMF and Political Violence: A Cross-National Analysis.” Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association. San Francisco, CA. Mar. 1992.
  • Bahgat, Gawdat. “Foreign Economic Assistance and Development in the Third World: A Quantitative Analysis.” Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association. Austin, TX. Mar. 1992.
  • Bahgat, Gawdat. “Elite’s Values and Economic Reform”, and “The IMF and Political Instability.” Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association. Philadelphia, PA. Nov, 1991.
  • Bahgat, Gawdat. “Dependency School Versus Neo-Classical Theory: The Case of Egypt.” Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association. Tampa, FL. Nov. 1991.
  • Bahgat, Gawdat. “The Impact of American Economic Assistance on Egypt’s Economic Development and Orientation.” Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association. San Antonio, TX. Mar. 1991.

  • Ph.D., Political Science, Florida State University
  • M.A., Middle Eastern Studies, American University in Cairo
  • B.A., Political Science, Cairo University

 

150910_Baltrusaitis_3968Dr. Daniel Baltrusaitis is a Professor of Strategy and Security, at the National Defense College of the United Arab Emirates and Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University. Additionally, he is a Visiting Fellow at TRENDS Research and Advisory Think Tank in Abu Dhabi. His research interests include defense strategy, coalition and alliance politics, Gulf and Middle East security, contemporary defense affairs, and joint operational art. He currently is the senior professor at the National Defense College and teaches classes in Strategy and Comparative Security, Strategic Leadership, Defense Components, Defense and Force Planning, and Strategic Thinking.

Dr. Baltrusaitis has extensive experience blending the rigors of scholarship with national security policy and practice. He previously served as an Associate Professor of International Security Studies, Dean of Resident Academics at the U.S. Air War College, and Director of Outreach and Engagement for the Air Force Spaatz Center for Officer Education. Dr. Baltrusaitis is a retired U.S. military officer and has served in a variety of military operational and staff assignments, accumulating more than 3300 flight hours as test and operational pilot in the U-2, B-1B, and over forty additional aircraft. He commanded the 5thReconnaissance Squadron, at Osan AB, Korea, and served as Deputy Commander of the Air Force Operations Group in the Pentagon. His staff assignments include Deputy Director of the CHECKMATE Division, Headquarters Air Force, and Deputy Director of Engineering for the National Reconnaissance Office’s Operational Support Office.

Dr. Baltrusaitis holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from Georgetown University, a master’s degree in strategic studies from the Air War College, a master’s in airpower operations and strategy from the School of Advanced Airpower Studies, and a master’s in space studies from the University of North Dakota. His military education included the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Air Command and Staff College, the School of Advanced Airpower Studies, and the Air War College. He has published articles in the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs and the Baltic Defence Journal, and a book titled “Coalition Politics and the Iraq War: Determinants of Choice” (Lynne Rienner, 2010). Dr. Baltrusaitis has been recognized with the Douhet-Mitchell Award for most visionary paper from the Air War College, and the Leithen-Tittle Award for the top graduate from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School.

Areas of InterestPublicationsEducation

  • Coalition and Alliance Politics
  • Grand Strategy
  • Defense Strategy
  • Gulf and Middle East Security
  • Contemporary Defense Affairs
  • Joint Operational Art

Books, Monographs, and Book Chapters
Willams, Brett T. and Baltrusaitis, Daniel F., “Cyberspace:   Do we need a new mindset?” Elias G. Carayannis, David F. J. Campbell, and Marios P. Efthymiopoulos, eds., Handbook of Cyber-Development, Cyber-Democracy, and Cyber-Defense. New York: Springer Publishing, Forthcoming.

Baltrusaitis, Daniel F., “Strategy Formulation,” John R. Ballard, Daniel F. Baltrusaitis, Robert A. Sharp, Vivian S. Walker and Sterling D. Jensen, National Strategy for Regional Powers. Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, Forthcoming.

Baltrusaitis, Daniel F., Strategy Primer. Abu Dhabi, UAE: National Defense College, 2015.

Baltrusaitis, Daniel F., Coalition Politics and the Iraq War: Determinants of Choice. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, First Forum Press, 2009.

Baltrusaitis, Daniel F., Centralized Control With Decentralized Execution:   Never Divide The Fleet? Maxwell AFB, AL: Center for Strategy and Technology, 2004.
Journals
Baltrusaitis, Daniel F., “Perceptions of Time and the Art of Strategy,” National Defense no. 2 (2015): 32-35.

Baltrusaitis, Daniel F. “A Tale of Two Reactors: The Security Spiral and Nuclear Power in the Middle East,” Nation Shield no. 513 (2014): 54-57.

Baltrusaitis, Daniel F. “A Tale of Two Reactors: The Security Spiral and Nuclear Power in the Middle East,” National Defense no. 1 (2014): 60-65.

Baltrusaitis, Daniel F., and Duckenfield, Mark E., “Operation Unified Protector: Triumph or Warning Sign?” Baltic Security and Defence Review 14, no. 2 (2012): 21-47.
Baltrusaitis, Daniel, “Airpower – The Flip Side of COIN,” Georgetown Journal of international Affairs 9.2 (2008): 89-96.
Online Journals
Baltrusaitis, Daniel F. “China’s Revealing Typhoon Haiyan Response,” The Diplomat, November 14, 2013. http://thediplomat.com/2013/11/chinas-revealing-typhoon-haiyan-response/

  • D., International Relations, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
  • A., Strategic Studies, Air War College, Air University, Montgomery, AL
  • S., Airpower Art and Science, School of Advanced Airpower Studies, Air University
  • S., Space Studies, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
  • S., Electrical Engineering, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO.

BoggsRRobert Boggs joined the NESA Center in August 2008, after serving 32 years in the State Department as political officer and all-source intelligence analyst. During his career he become one the State Department’s most experienced specialists in South Asia, having served in India (nine years), Sri Lanka and Nepal. In New Delhi he headed the embassy’s Political Section and in Calcutta the U.S. Consulate General. In Washington he served as Pakistan desk officer and as director of the Office of South Asian Regional Affairs. His last overseas assignment was as Deputy Chief of Mission in Kathmandu, where he managed a diplomatic mission comprising 114 Americans from six U.S. agencies, over 500 foreign employees, and 103 Peace Corps volunteers. During almost four years in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, he was the State Department’s political analyst for Pakistan and Bangladesh. He also has worked overseas or in Washington on Egypt, Central Africa and Haiti.

Areas of InterestPublicationsEducation

  • Political economy of national development
  • Intelligence and U.S. foreign policy
  • Foreign relations and security issues
  • South Asian politics

Extensive classified writings on South Asian politics, international relations and security issues

  • United States Air War College
  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of California – Berkeley
  • M.A., Sociology, University of California – Berkeley
  • B.A., Sociology & Developmental Economics, University of Michigan

CurfissDDaniel E. Curfiss has been with the NESA Center since August of 2005 and is a Professor of Strategic Studies. Before joining the NESA Center he instructed civil servants in Iraq, both at the Ministry of Defense and on the staff of the Iraqi National Security Advisor, in capacity-building, policy development and matters of national security policy and strategy.

Immediately after retiring from the U.S. Marine Corps he worked in Nigeria from August of 2002 until February of 2004 on the Nigeria Civil-Military Assistance Program Combined Action Team of senior officers from the Nigerian Armed Forces and retired senior military officers from the United States Armed Forces in a joint U.S./Nigeria venture created to help democratize the Ministry of Defense and revitalize the Nigerian Armed Forces. Prof. Curfiss is also a member of the Marine Corps History Foundation’s General Wallace M. Greene Award Committee. This committee annually selects the book determined by the committee to best describe Marine Corps heritage, relevance to U.S. national interests and defense activities published during the given year of selection and is presented to the author by the Commandant of the Marine Corps.

Prof. Curfiss is a retired United States Marine Corps infantry officer having spent 28 years on active duty, and he is a veteran of both Vietnam and Gulf War I. He commanded infantry units at the rifle and reconnaissance platoon, rifle company, infantry battalion and Marine Expeditionary Unit levels. He also lived in Jubail, Saudi Arabia while serving as the senior advisor to the brigade commander of the first brigade of Saudi marines after Desert Storm.

Areas of InterestEducation

  • National Security Policy and Strategy
  • Stability and Reconstruction Operations
  • Foreign relations and security issues
  • Counter-Insurgency Operations

  • M.S., Military Science, U.S. Army Command and Staff College
  • Operational Level of War, U.S. Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School
  • B.A., History, Ohio State University

2015 Dave Des Roches official portraitDavid Des Roches is the Senior Military Fellow at the Near East South Asia Center for Security Studies. Prior to this, he was the director responsible for defense policy concerning Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Prior to this assignment, he has served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense as the DoD Liaison to the Department of Homeland Security, as the senior country director for Pakistan, as the NATO operations director, and as the deputy director for peacekeeping. His first job in government was as a special assistant for strategy and later as the international law enforcement analyst in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

A British Marshall Scholar, he has also attended the Federal Executive Institute, the German Staff College’s Higher Officer Seminar, the US Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare School and the US Army Command and General Staff College.

An Airborne Ranger in the Army Reserve, he was awarded the Bronze Star for service in Afghanistan. He has commanded conventional and special operations parachute units and has served on the US Special Operations Command staff as well as on the Joint Staff.

Areas of InterestEducation

  • Arabian Peninsula and Mediterranean Littoral
  • Unconventional Warfare
  • Stabilization and Reconstruction
  • Homeland Defense

  • M.S.S., Strategic Studies, US Army War College
  • M.A., War Studies, King’s College
  • M.A., Near and Middle East Area Studies, London School of Oriental and African Studies
  • B.S., International Relations and Arabic, United States Military Academy

DunkerleyCAmbassador (Ret) Craig G. Dunkerley has been a Distinguished Adjunct Professor at NESA since 2003. He currently leads the successful series of “Washington Seminars” involving off-the-record dialogue among embassies in Washington and is active in unofficial Track II exchanges within the NESA region.

Previously a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, he had a number of postings in East Asia and Europe involving East-West national security issues.  As the Secretary of State’s Special Envoy for Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE), he led the negotiating effort to adapt the CFE Treaty and was confirmed by the Senate with the rank of Ambassador in this capacity.

A graduate of Amherst College and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, he received the Department of State’s awards for Vietnam Service, Meritorious Honor, Superior Honor and Distinguished Honor as well as a Presidential Meritorious Service Award, and achieved the personal rank of Minister-Counselor, equating in military terms to Major General. A former International Affairs Fellow, he is a current member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He was also named an Annenberg Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in November 2010.

Areas of InterestPublicationsEducation

  • Arms Control
  • NATO
  • Multilateral Negotiations
  • Diplomatic History
  • OSCE

Dunkerley, C. (2004, Fall). Considering Security Amidst Change: The OSCE Experience. Middle East Policy 11(3), 131-138.

  • M.A., International Affairs, Tufts University
  • B.A., History, Amherst College

GillJJohn H. Gill (Jack) is an Associate Professor on the faculty of the Near East – South Asia Center. A former U.S. Army South Asia Foreign Area Officer, he retired as a colonel in 2005 after more than 27 years of service.

Prior to joining the NESA Center, he worked on South Asia issues in the Pentagon from 1998-2001, including the 1999 Kargil crisis. During his time at the NESA Center, he has also served as Special Assistant for India/Pakistan to the Plans and Policy Director of the U.S. Joint Staff and as Military Advisor to Ambassador James Dobbins, the U.S. envoy to the Afghan opposition forces (2001-02). From August 2003 to January 2004, he served in Islamabad as the liaison officer to the Pakistan Army for U.S. forces in Afghanistan, including participation in Tripartite Commission meetings and other trilateral discussions.

He has been following South Asia issues from the intelligence and policy perspectives since the mid-1980’s in positions with the U.S. Joint Staff, the U.S. Pacific Command staff, and the Defense Intelligence Agency. His publications on South Asia include an Atlas of the 1971 India-Pakistan War, chapters in Strategic Asia (2003 and 2005), and chapters on U.S.-India military relations (2006) and India-Pakistan behavior during the “Brass Tacks” crisis (2008).

Prof. Gill is currently working on chapters addressing Indian counterinsurgency experiences in Sri Lanka (“IPKF”) and military operations during the 1999 Kargil conflict. He is also an internationally recognized military historian and has authored several books and numerous papers on the Napoleonic era.

Areas of InterestPublicationsEducation

  • Intelligence
  • Military History
  • India and Pakistan
  • Afghanistan, South Asia

Articles

  • Gill, J. (2004, November/December). Australian Divisions in the Second World War. Strategy & Tactics 225.
  • Gill, J. (2004, October). Dissuasion and Confrontation: U.S. Policy in India-Pakistan Crises. Strategic Insights, 3(10), pp. 77-88. [download]
  • Gill, J. (2001, April). The Archduke versus the Emperor. Military History, 18(1), pp. 26-32.

Book Reviews

  • Gill, J. (2007, January). Johnson, R. (2005). A Region in Turmoil, South Asian Conflicts Since 1947. London : Reaktion Books. Reviewed in The Journal of Military History, 71(1).
  • Gill, J. (2006, January). Singh, V.K. (2005). Leadership in the Indian Army. New Delhi : SAGE Publications. Reviewed in The Journal of Military History, 70(1).
  • Gill, J. (2002, July). Sandstedt, F. (Ed.) (2000). Between Imperial Eagles. Stockholm : Föreningen Armémusei. Reviewed in The Journal of Military History, 66(3). [download]
  • Gill, J. (2002, January). Chrisawn, M. (2001). The Emperor’s Friend: Marshal Jean Lannes. London : Greenhill Books. Reviewed in The Journal of Military History, 66(1). [download]
  • Gill, J. (1994, January). Chandler, D. (1994). On the Napoleonic Wars. London : Greenhill Books. Reviewed in The Journal of Military History, 58(3). [download]

Book Chapters

  • Gill, J. (2008). Brasstacks: Prudently Pessimistic. in S. Ganguly and P. Kapur (Eds.), Nuclear Proliferation in South Asia. London and New York: Routledge.
  • Gill, J. (2006). US-India Military-to-Military Relations. in S. Ganguly, A. Scobell, and B. Shoup (Eds.), US-India Military-to-Military Relations. London and New York: Routledge.
  • Gill, J. (2005). France’s Allies in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: 1792-1815. in M. van Hattern (ed.), In the Wake of Napoleon. Netherlands: Thoth Uitgeverij.
  • Gill, J. (2005). India and Pakistan: A Shift in the Military Calculus. In A. Tellis and M. Wills (Eds.) Strategic Asia 2005-2006: Military Modernization in an Era of Uncertainty. Washington, DC: National Bureau of Asian Research.
  • Gill, J. (2004). India: Global Ambitions, Regional Concerns. In R. Ellings (Ed.) Strategic Asia 2003-2004: Fragility and Crisis. Washington, DC: National Bureau of Asian Research.
  • Gill, J. (2004). Pakistan: A State Under Stress. In R. Ellings (Ed.) Strategic Asia 2003-2004: Fragility and Crisis. Washington, DC: National Bureau of Asian Research.
  • Gill, J. (1998). Vermin, Scorpions and Mosquitoes. In I. Fletcher (Ed.) The Peninsula War. Staplehurst : Spellmount Publishers.

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  • Gill, J. (2008). 1809 – Thunder on the Danube: Napoleon’s Defeat of the Hapsburgs. Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Frontline Books.
  • Gill, J. (2003). An Atlas of the 1971 India-Pakistan War: The Birth of Bangladesh. Washington, DC : National Defense University Press.
  • Gill, J. (1998). A Soldier for Napoleon: The Campaigns of Lieutenant Franz Joseph Hausmann, 7th Bavarian Infantry. London : Greenhill Books.
  • Gill, J. (1992). With Eagles to Glory: Napoleon and His German Allies in the 1809 Campaign. London : Greenhill Books.

  • United States Army Command and General Staff College
  • M.A., International Relations, George Washington University
  • B.A., History / German, Middlebury College

150910_Hall_3967Dr. Gerard W. Hall is an Associate Professor at the National Defense College of the United Arab Emirates. Gerard served over 28 years in the United States Navy, retiring as a Captain. He flew the MH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter operationally with Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron Fifteen (HM-15), Alameda, CA, and HM-14, Norfolk, VA. He later served as the Commanding Officer of HM-14 from 2006-2008. He also served as the Air Officer aboard USS Shreveport (LPD-12) where he earned his Surface Warfare Officer qualification. Gerard’s ashore assignments include Assistant Branch Head of Officer Separations, Bureau of Naval Personnel; MH-53E instructor pilot; Flag Secretary, Commander Second Fleet; Forward Branch Chief for Cooperation, Dialogue, and Partner Training Branch, NATO’s Supreme Allied Command, Transformation, Mons Belgium; Professor of Naval Science and Commanding Officer of the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at Southern University and Louisiana State University. Prior to his retirement, Gerard served on the faculty of the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy at the National Defense University where he taught Strategic Leadership.

Gerard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southern University, a Master of Arts Degree in Computer Resources and Information Management from Webster University, a Masters of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval Command and Staff College, a Doctorate of Philosophy specializing in Organization and Management from Capella University and received his Joint Professional Military Education Phase II from the U.S. Joint Forces Staff College. Gerard’s academic interests include ethics, organizational management, crisis management and strategic leadership.

Gerard has been recognized with various military decorations, including the Legion of Merit, three Defense Meritorious Service Medals and two Meritorious Service Medals.

Areas of InterestEducation

  • Strategic Leadership
  • Information Management
  • Ethics
  • Organizational Management
  • Crisis Management

  • BS, Southern University
  • MA, U.S. Naval Command and Staff College,
  • MA, Webster University
  • Joint Professional Military Education Phase II, U.S. Joint Forces Staff College
  • PhD, Capella University

Samuel_GreeneDr. Samuel Greene is an Assistant Professor at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies and the National Defense College in the United Arab Emirates. Prior to coming to NDC, he taught at Howard Payne University in Texas and served as a Research Assistant at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy at the National Defense University in Washington, DC. Dr. Greene holds a Doctorate in Politics from the Catholic University of America, a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, and a bachelor’s Degree in History and Political Science from George Fox University.

Dr. Greene’s research interests include democratic transitions and consolidation in new democracies, counterinsurgency, and the development of political and economic institutions. He has published on elections in El Salvador and Nicaragua as well as democratization in Afghanistan in outlets such as Electoral Studies, the online version of the Journal of Democracy, and the Defense and Technology Papers series at the National Defense University as well as policy articles on decision-making in natural resource-rich states. His current research considers comparative lessons from cases of successful and unsuccessful democratization in Central America, Africa, and the Middle East. He is also working a manuscript on U.S. counterinsurgency strategy. Dr. Greene has taught widely in international relations, comparative politics, political economy, and American politics at the undergraduate and graduate level. He is fluent in Spanish and can conduct research in a number of romance languages. Dr. Greene was a Cambridge Overseas Trust scholar and a recipient of the Lord Morris of Borth-y-Gest Scholarship from Trinity Hall, Cambridge during his time in England. While at Catholic University, he received the university’s Arts and Sciences Scholarship.

LTC Lance Jacobsen

Lance Jacobsen is an Associate Professor on the faculty of the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies. Prior to joining the NESA Center he served the past seven and a half years at U.S. Embassies in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Lance is an active-duty Regular Army Officer with nearly 27 years of military experience having been commissioned for the last 23 years.

Lance served most recently as the Army Division Chief at the Office of the U.S. Defense Representative to Pakistan where he led implementation of the multi-billion dollar U.S.- Pakistan Army to Army partnership. For four years from 2011-2014, Lance, the Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, broadened and deepened U.S. bilateral military relations and established the first ever security dialogue with this, the eighth largest country in the world. From 2008-2010, he was the Director of Army Programs at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi; responsible for improving ties with the Indian Army and guiding a new and expanding Indian interest in defense acquisition. From 2002 to 2008, he served in a variety of South Asia Foreign Area Officer positions in Washington and Bangladesh; during this time he analyzed security India-Pakistan issues, led a shift team for the Pakistan Earthquake Response Cell, and culminated with a three-year stint as a Senior Military Analyst and Team Chief of the Afghanistan Intelligence Cell for the Joint Staff. Lance’s small, robust team of experts provided critical politico-military analysis on Afghanistan-Pakistan and identified
early the trend-shift of a rising Taliban to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and National Command Authorities; Lance also institutionalized outreach to U.S. Central Command and forces on the ground in Afghanistan. From 2001-2, he was a Program Manager on the Army Staff, gaining experience working with state and local governments; post-9/11 he contributed to the early war efforts in Afghanistan while serving in the Army
Operations Center. Prior to the Pentagon, Lance served eight years in heavy mechanized infantry divisions in both command and staff billets in Korea, Kuwait and the United States.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, as well as a Master of Defense Studies from the National University of Bangladesh and a Master of International Public Policy from The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Bangladesh Defense Services Command and Staff College and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

Lance resides in the Nation’s Capital with his wife, Heather and two Delhi street cats. “SAPERE AUDE”

Areas of InterestEducation

  • South and Central Asian Affairs
  • Implementation of U.S. Policy through Diplomacy, Intelligence, and Security
  • India-Pakistan Conflict
  • Maritime Security and Countering Violent Extremism/Terrorism
  • Military History

  • BA – Gonzaga University
  • Master of Defense Studies – National University of Bangladesh
  • Master of International Public Policy – Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies

JalaliA

Ali Ahmad Jalali, is a former Interior Minister of Afghanistan (Jan. 2003-Sept. 2005) and currently serves as a Distinguished Professor at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA) at the National Defense University in Washington D.C.

As Interior Minister of post-Taliban Afghanistan, he created a trained force of 50,000 Afghan National Police (ANP) and 12,000 Border Police to work effectively in counter-narcotics, counter-terrorism, and criminal investigation to fight against organized crime and illegal border crossings. He successfully led the country-wide operations to protect the constitutional grand assembly (Loya Jirga) in 2003, the nationwide voters’ registration drive and landmark 2004 Presidential election, and the parliamentary elections in 2005.

Prior to assuming the ministerial post in Kabul, Mr. Jalali served in executive broadcast positions at the Voice of America from 1982 to 2003. During this period he, directed broadcasts in Pashto, Dari and Farsi (Persian) languages to Afghanistan, Iran and Central Asia.   As journalist, he covered the war in Afghanistan (1982-1993) and the former Soviet Central Asia (1993-2000) and traveled extensively across the region.

During his military service in Afghanistan army (1961-81), Jalali served in command, staff and educational posts with a final rank of colonel. He attended higher educational institutions in Afghanistan, United States, United Kingdom and Russia. (See the list below)

A reputed multi-lingual military and political analyst, Ali Ahmad Jalali, has extensive academic, managerial, journalistic and writing experience and has published in three languages (English, Pashto, and Dari/Farsi). He is the author of numerous books and articles on political, military and security issues in Afghanistan, Iran and Central Asia which are published in the United States, Britain, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran. (See the list below). He is also a frequent commentator on Afghan issues at major U.S. and international TV and radio networks (including BBC, VOA, NPR, CNN, ABC, CBS, Fox, REFERL) as well as print media (including Washington Post, New York Times, CSM, Wall Street Journal etc.)

Jalali has taught at higher education institutions of Afghanistan and the United States and extensively lectured at U.S. Army War College, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, the Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and the British Army Staff College, Camberley, England.

Professor Jalali has native fluency in English, Pashto, Dari, Persian (Farsi) and Tajik languages, and he is fluent in Russian while confidently translates from French, and has functional knowledge of Arabic, Turkish and Urdu.

Areas of InterestPublicationsEducation

  • Counter-Insurgency and Counter-Terrorism Operations
  • Post-Conflict Stabilization and Reconstruction
  • Counter-Narcotics Operations

Articles

  • Jalali, A. (2007, Winter). Afghanistan: Regaining Momentum. Parameters, 37(4), 5-19. [download]
  • Grau, L. and Jalali, A. (2005, December). Forbidden Cross-Border Vendetta: Spetsnaz Strike into Pakistan during the Soviet-Afghan War. Journal of Slavic Military Studies, 18(4), 661-672.
  • Jalali, A. (2003, January/February). Afghanistan in 2002: The Struggle to Win Peace. Asian Survey, 43(1), 174-185.
  • Jalali, A. (2002, Autumn). Rebuilding Afghanistan’s National Army. Parameters, 32(3), 72-86. [download]
  • Jalali, A. (2001, Winter). Russian-Iranian Strategic Partnership. Parameters, 31(4), 98-111. [download]
  • Grau, L. and Jalali, A. (2001, September). The Campaign for the Caves: The Battles for Zhawar in the Soviet-Afghan War. Journal of Slavic Military Studies, 18(4), 69-92.
  • Jalali, A. and Grau, L. (2001, May/June). Expeditionary Forces: Superior Technology Defeated – The Battle of Maiwand. Military Review, 81(3), 71-82.
  • Jalali, A. (2001, Spring). Afghanistan: The Anatomy of an Ongoing Conflict. Parameters, 31(1), 85-98. [download]

Book Chapters

  • Jalali, A. (2007). Afghanistan: The Challenge of State Building. In G. Hayes and M. Sedra (Eds.) Afghanistan: Transition Under Threat, Ontario : Laurier University Press.
  • Jalali, A. (2007). The Legacy of War and the Challenge of Peace Building. In R. Rotberg (Eds) Building a New Afghanistan, Washington, DC : Brooking Institution Press.
  • Jalali, A. (2007). A Historical Perspective on Iran-Afghan Relations. In A. Mohammadi (Ed) Iran and Eurasia, London : Ithica Press.

Books

  • Jalali, A. and Grau, L. (1998). The Other Side of the Mountain. In A. Mohammadi (Ed.) Iran and Eurasia, Washington, DC : United States Marine Corps.

  • Afghan Military University, BA. Military Science. 1961
  • U.S. Army Infantry Advance Course, Ft. Benning , Ga. Diploma 1964
  • Higher Command and Staff Course (Regiment, Division, Army), Kabul, MA, Military Science. 1966
  • British Staff College, England, PSC 1967
  • Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey Ca. USA, Diploma, Defense Management, 1978
  • Academy Frunze, Moscow, Military Strategy and Operational Art, 1980
  • The Institute of World Politics, Washington D.C., Graduate Certificate, Comparative Politics, 1996

Jefferis PicJennifer Jefferis has Ph.D. in Political Science from Boston University, where she specialized in International Relations and Near East Politics. Her research interests include issues related to religion and political violence, and she has written three books on this topic: Religion and Political Violence: Sacred Protest in the Modern World (Routledge 2009) and Armed for Life: Anti-Abortion Politics in the United States (Praeger 2011), and Hamas: Governance, Terrorism and its Future in the Middle East (Praeger 2016) as well as several articles on religion and terrorism.

Dr. Jefferis is an associate professor at the Near East and South Asia Center for Strategic Studies. She most recently worked as the Associate Dean of Academics at the College of International Security Affairs. She has also served as Assistant Professor at Regent University, and then Associate Professor at the College of International Security Affairs. She has developed curriculum and taught classes in numerous subjects including Near East Politics, Political Thought, Democratic Development and Strategic Influence.

Dr. Jefferis studied Arabic at the Arabic Language Institute at American University in Cairo has been awarded numerous teaching and research fellowships, including The Foundation for the Defense of Democracy’s Counter-Terrorism Fellowship in 2009, a Schusterman fellowship from Brandeis University in 2010, and a grant to conduct research in Tunisia and Egypt from the Institute for National Security Studies in 2013.

Dr. Jefferis frequently serves as a guest speaker in the international security policy community and presents her research at academic conferences.

Areas of InterestPublicationsEducation

Political Science

Books:

  • Hamas: Governance, Terrorism and its future in Middle East Politics -Forthcoming February, 2016 Praeger.
  • Armed for Life: The Army of God and Anti-Abortion Terror in the United States. 2011 Praeger
  • Religion and Political Violence: Sacred Protest in the Modern World. Routledge Press. 2010

Articles:

  • “Overcoming Transition Type? An examination of Egypt and Tunisia.” Out for review.
  • “The Battle For Narratives in the Fight Against Extremism,” July 2014. Small Wars Journal.
  • “Multi-Polar Proxy Wars” 2014.  International Policy Digest (April).
  • “The Muslim Brotherhood,” 2014. American Council on Foreign Relations Encyclopedia of Islamism.
  • “Religious Cults and Terrorism”  2012.  Beacham’s Encyclopedia of Terrorism: Hostility, Conflict, and Political Aggression in the 21st Century
  • “The Cell Strategy in Terrorism”  2012.  Beacham’s Encyclopedia of Terrorism: Hostility, Conflict, and Political Aggression in the 21st Century.
  • “Post-9/11 Nation Building: The Essential Elements” Regent Journal of International Law. 2008. 6:2, 461-478

Book Reviews:

  • The Path to Salvation: Religious Violence from the Crusades to Jihad, by Heather Gregg.  Review published in Journal of Religion and Violence 2014
  • Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State, From Christian Militias to Al Qaeda, by Mark Juergensmeyer. Review published in Politics, Religion and Ideology, Summer 2011
  • For God’s Sake: The Christian Right and U.S. Foreign Policy. By Lee Marsden. Published in Religious Studies Review, June 2011
  • The Dynamics of Terror and the Creation of Homegrown Terrorists. Edited by Richard J. Hughbank, Anthony F. Niosi, and Juan Carlos Dumas. Review published in Journal of Strategic Studies, Fall 2010
  • What the World Should be: Woodrow Wilson and the Crafting of Faith-Based Foreign Policy. By Malcom D. Magee. Review Published in Religious Studies Review, August 2009.
  • Divine Justice, Divine Judgment. By Daniel Via. Published in Religious Studies Review, June 2008

B.A. Grove City College
Ph.D. Boston University

MoisanAPrior to joining NESA in 2007, Anne Moisan concluded a military career spanning nearly three decades of public service. Retiring in 2006 as an Air Force colonel, she was a Joint Specialty Officer with extensive and progressively responsible experience in national security policy, strategy and operations. In Ms. Moisan’s final military assignment, she was Chief of Staff and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies, during which she wrote and spoke on NATO, European, Mediterranean and Middle East security, as well as other political-military policy issues. Ms. Moisan’s earlier military career featured assignments as Assistant Director of NATO Policy within the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon; Deputy Director of the Secretary of the Air Force’s Action Group at the Pentagon; Commander of the 317th Recruiting Squadron at Andrews AFB; and International Strategic Programs Analyst at US European Command in Stuttgart, Germany. Her military service also included eight years of international experience, encompassing two assignments in Germany as well as remote tours in Iceland and as commander of the expeditionary airbase on Diego Garcia.

Areas of InterestPublicationsEducation

  • National Security Policy
  • Peacekeeping and Reconciliation
  • Women’s Role in Security
  • European and Middle Eastern Affairs

Articles

  • Bensahel, N. and Moisan, A. (2007, Spring). Repairing Interagency Process. Joint Force Quarterly, 44(1), 106-109. [download]
  • Moisan, A. and Moroney, J. (2006, Summer). NATO Stability Teams: The Next Stage of Capability. Joint Force Quarterly, 43(4), 64-67. [download]
  • Moisan, A. and Armitage, D.,  (2005, November). Constabulary Forces and Post Conflict Transition: The Euro-Atlantic Dimension. Strategic Forum, 218. [download]

  • M.S., National Security Strategy, National Defense University
  • M.A., International Affairs, University of Oklahoma
  • M.B.A., Golden Gate University
  • B.S., International Economics, Georgetown University

RussellR

Richard L. Russell is Professor of National Security Affairs at the Near East and South Asia Center for Strategic Studies. He also is Non-Resident Senior Fellow for Strategic Studies at the Center for the National Interest and Lecturer, Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University.

Russell’s career blends scholarship with national security practice. He holds a Ph.D. in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia. He previously held research appointments with the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia and the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University. Russell taught for nearly ten years graduate courses on international security, grand strategy, and military operations for Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program. He also served for seventeen years as a political-military analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency.

Russell’s research, analysis, and teaching focuses on international relations, American foreign and defense policy, strategic studies, intelligence, weapons of mass destruction, and security in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. He is the author of three books: Sharpening Strategic Intelligence: Why the CIA Gets It Wrong and What Needs to be Done to Get It Right (Cambridge University Press, 2007); Weapons Proliferation and War in the Greater Middle East (Routledge, 2005); and, George F. Kennan’s Strategic Thought (Praeger, 1999). Russell also has published more than forty journal and magazine articles and sixteen chapters in edited books.

Areas of InterestPublicationsEducation

  • American National Security Policy
  • Strategy and Military Operations
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Nuclear Weapons Proliferation
  • Intelligence

Books

  • Russell, R. L. (2007). Sharpening Strategic Intelligence: Why the CIA Gets it Wrong and What Needs to be Done to Get it Right. New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Russell, R. L. (2005). Weapons Proliferation and War in the Greater Middle East. New York and London: Routledge.

Book Reviews

  • Russell, R. L. (2009). Faysal: Saudi Arabia’s King for All Seasons – by Joesph A. Kechichian. Middle East Policy, 16(2), 174.
  • Russell, R. L. (2009). George Kennan: A Study in Character – by John Lukacs. Historian, 71(2), 372.
  • Russell, R. L. (2009). James Jesus Angleton, the CIA, and the Craft of Counterintelligence – by Michael Holzman. Choice, 46(7), 1405.
  • Russell, R. L. (2008). Enemies of Intelligence: Knowledge & Power in American National Security – by Richard K. Betts, H-Diplo, 9(15), 18.
  • Russell, R. L. (2008). The Security Dilemma: Fear, Cooperation and Trust in World Politics – by Ken Booth and Nicholas J. Wheeler. Choice, 46(1), 188-189.
  • Russell, R. L. (2008). The Quest for Absolute Security: The Failed Relations Among U.S. Intelligence Agencies – by Athan Theoharis. Political Science Quarterly, 123(3), 506.

Articles

  • Russell, R. L. (2010). Off and Running: The Middle East Nuclear Arms Race. Joint Forces Quarterly 58.3.
  • Russell, R. L. (2009). Future Gulf War: Arab and American Forces Against Iranian Capabilities. Joint Force Quarterly : JFQ, 58(3), 35-40.
  • Russell, R. L. (2008). Assessing the Nuclear Threat. Harvard International Review 29.4.
  • Russell, R. L. (2008, Fall). Israel’s Survival Instincts and the Dangers of Nuclear Weapons in Iranian Hands. Joint Force Quarterly, 50(3), 85-91. [download]
  • Russell, R. L. (2007). Low-Pressure System: A Review Essay. The American Interest 2.6.
  • Russell, R. L. (2006, November/December). Military Planning for a Middle East Stockpiled with Nuclear Weapons. Military Review, 86(4), 97-101.
  • Russell, R. L. (2005, Winter). The Persian Gulf’s Collective Security Mirage. Middle East Policy, 12(4), 77-88. [download]
  • Russell, R. L. (2005, September). A Weak Pillar for American National Security: The CIA’s Dismal Performance Against WMD Threats. Intelligence and National Security, 20(3), 466-485.
  • Russell, R. L. (2005, September). China’s WMD Foot in the Greater Middle East’s Door. Middle East Review of International Affairs, 9(3), 108-124. [download]
  • Russell, R. (2005, Spring). Iraq’s Chemical Weapons Legacy: What Others Might Learn from Saddam. The Middle East Journal, 59(2), 187-208. [download]
  • Russell, R. L. (2004, Fall). Spies Like Them. The National Interest, 77, 59-62.
  • Russell, R. L. (2004, Autumn). Iran in Iraq’s Shadow: Dealing with Tehran’s Nuclear Weapons Bid. Parameters, 34(3), 31-45. [download]
  • Russell, R. L. (2002, Autumn). War and the Iraq Dilemma: Facing Harsh Realities. Parameters, 32(3), 46-61. [download]
  • Russell, R. L. (2002, Summer). Swords and Shields: Ballistic Missiles and Defenses in the Middle East and South Asia. Orbis, 46(3).

Book Chapters

  • Russell, R. L. (2010). Competitive Analysis: Techniques for Better Gauging Enemy Political Intentions and Military Capabilities. In Loch K. Johnson (Ed.), The Oxford University Handbook of National Security Intelligence. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Russell, R. L. (2007). Achieving All-Source Fusion in the Intelligence Community. in L. Johnson (Ed.), Handbook of Intelligence Studies. London and New York: Routledge.
  • Russell, R. L. (2007). CIA’s Strategic Intelligence in Iraq. in L. Johnson and J. Wirtz (Eds.), Intelligence and National Security: The Secret World of Spies, (pp. 65-92). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Russell, R. L. (2007). The Intelligence War Against Global Terrorism. in L. Johnson (Ed.), Strategic Intelligence: Counterintelligence and Counterterrorism – Defending the Nation Against Hostile Forces. Westport: Praeger Security International.
  • Russell, R. L. (2006). Saudi Arabia’s Conundrum and the al-Qaeda Insurgency. in A. Aldis and G. P. Herd(Eds.) The Ideological War on Terror: Worldwide Strategies for Counter-Terrorism. New York and London: Routledge.
  • Russell, R. L. (2005). The Weakest Link: Intelligence for Pre-emptive and Preventive Military Action. in A. McIvor (Ed.), Rethinking the Principles of War, (pp. 207-224). Annapolis: Naval Institute Press.
  • Russell, R. L. (2005). Arab Security Responses to a Nuclear-Ready Iran. in H. Sokolski and P. Clawson (Eds.), Getting Ready for a Nuclear-Ready Iran, (pp. 23-50). Carlisle: US Army War College Press. [download]
  • Russell, R. L. (2004). Tug of War: The CIA’s Uneasy Relationship with the Military. In R. George and R. Kline (Eds.), Intelligence and the National Security Strategist: Enduring Issues & Challenges. Washington, DC: National Defense University Press.

Op-Eds and Commentaries

  • Russell, R. L. (2010, May 13). Working Toward Peace, Letter to the Editor. The Economist.
  • Russell, R. L. (2007, November). Intelligence. Commentary Magazine, 124(4), 18.
  • Russell, R. L. (2007, September/October). Missing Intelligence. Foreign Affairs, 86(5), 162.
  • Russell, R. L. (2007, August 11). Higher Risks [Letter to the editor]. The Economist, 384(8541).
  • Russell, R. L. (2006, January 25). Oil for Missiles: Our Friends the Saudis Make Friends with the Chinese. The Wall Street Journal, p. A12.
  • Russell, R. L. (2005, November 15). Saudi Arabia’s Insurgency in Waiting. Foreign Policy, web-only. [download]
  • Russell, R. L. (2004, July 14). Don’t Count on NATO in Iraq. The National Interest, 3(28). [download]
  • Russell, R. L. (2004, July 07). Coalition Warfare in Iraq: Then and Now. The National Interest, 3(27). [download]
  • Russell, R. L. (2004, February 03). Time to Vet CIA Spies: Directorate of Operations Needs Reform. The Washington Times.
  • Russell, R. L. (2004, January 05). Saudi Nukes: A Looming Intelligence Failure. The Washington Times.

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  • Russell, R. L. (2010, September). Military Options: Useless or Indispensable?” in J. Krause (Ed.) The Strategic Implications of the Iranian Nuclear Problem. Berlin, Germany: Aspen Institute, 93-112.
  • Russell, R. L. (2007). Iran’s Nuclear Program: Security Implications for the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf Region.  Emirates Lecture Series, no. 70.  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, 2007.

  • Ph.D. Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia
  • M.A. International Affairs, American University
  • B.A. Economics, cum laude, Union College

ToddBMs. Brianne Todd is an Assistant Professor of Central Asian Studies at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies. Her research interests include U.S. policy toward Central Asia and linkages between Central Asia and the NESA region, and she is currently working on military and government engagement initiatives with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Before joining the NESA Center in January 2010, Ms. Todd worked at the Center for Political-Military Analysis at the Hudson Institute, where she analyzed U.S. and foreign defense, intelligence, and homeland security and counterterrorism policies; and the Eurasian Strategy Project, where she focused on Eurasian political, security, and energy issues. Additionally, she has previous experience working with the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC, where she was awarded the Franklin Award in 2004, and the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia.

Ms. Todd holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Russian Language & Literature, and Russian & East European Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and a master’s degree in Eurasian, Russian & East European Studies from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Her areas of expertise include transnational threats and regional security issues in Central Asia and the other countries of the former Soviet Union.

Areas of InterestEducation

  • Transnational Threats
  • Central Asian Regional Security

  • M.A., Eurasian, Russian & Eastern European Studies, Georgetown University
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Notre Dame

VelteLLarry Velte was appointed Associate Professor at the Near East South Asia Center in 2005 following a 37-year career as an Army officer and Department of Defense civilian. Between 1992 and 2005, Mr. Velte served as Deputy Chief of the Middle East Division in the Joint Staff’s Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J-5). His duties included providing information, analysis, and policy recommendations concerning the Middle East and North Africa to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the senior military leadership. In that role, Mr. Velte dealt with key Defense-related issues including strategy and policy toward Iraq and Iran, regional counter-terrorism action plans, Syrian-Israeli negotiations over the Golan Heights, and the development of the NATO Mediterranean Dialogue. He was also responsible for Washington Interagency coordination of military cooperative programs with important regional partners such as Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria.

During his active duty military career, Mr. Velte was a Middle East Foreign Area Officer and served tours of duty in Jerusalem, Tunisia, and Jordan. He also served FAO assignments in Washington, including Chief of the Middle East/Africa/South Asia Branch in the Army Staff G-3. Other overseas tours included Thailand and Vietnam.

Areas of InterestPublicationsEducation

  • Maghreb, Levant, and Mediterranean Affairs
  • U.S. National Security Policy
  • Interagency Coordination
  • Arab-Israeli Peace Process
  • Peacekeeping Operations

Book Chapters

  • Velte, L. (1997, June). The Middle East Peace Process and the U.S. Military. In S. Pelletiere (Ed.) The Arab-Israeli Peace Process: Assessing the Cost of Failure (pp. 17-27). Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute. [download]

  • M.A., International Relations, University of Pittsburgh
  • B.A., Political Science, Dickinson College

WoodJJohn Wood is an Associate Professor on the faculty of the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies. Prior to joining the NESA Center he served as the Senior Director for Afghanistan, The National Security Council, Washington, D.C. from 2007 to 2009 under both the Bush and Obama Administrations.

John served 28 years in the United States Army as an Armor officer, retiring as a Colonel. Prior to his time at the National Security Council, he served in the Pentagon as the Assistant Deputy Director for Politico-Military Affairs – Asia, The Joint Staff, where he was responsible for regional planning and policies for the implementation of the National Security Strategy for Asia, providing politico-military advice to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the National Command Authorities, and supporting the commanders of the U.S. Central Command and the U.S. Pacific Command. Previous assignments include both command and staff billets in Korea, Europe, and the United States. John was previously an Assistant Professor of Operations Research at the Army Logistics Management College and was later the Division Chief for Army Well Being on the Army Staff. From 2002 – 2003 he served as the Military Assistant to the Acting Secretary of the Army. He holds a bachelors degree from the US Military Academy, West Point, NY, as well as masters degrees from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California (OperationsResearch and Systems Analysis Engineering) and from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.

He is a graduate of the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Command and General Staff College, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

John is the author of numerous articles and has contributed opinion to CBS radio, the Voice of America, and other media outlets. He is the co-author of From Kabul to Baghdad and Back: The U.S. at War in Afghanistan and Iraq released by the U.S. Naval Institute Press in October 2012.

John resides in northern Virginia with his wife, Laura. They have three children.

Areas of InterestPublicationsEducation

  • National Security Strategy
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Afghanistan, Pakistan, and South Asia Regional Issues

Articles:

  • Barno, D. W. and Wood, J. K. (2009, October). Winning Afghanistan for the Long Term. Far Eastern Economic Review, October 2009. [more]

Books:

From Kabul to Baghdad and Back: The U.S. at War in Afghanistan and Iraq, co-authored by John R. Ballard, David Lamm and John K. Wood was published on October 15, 2012. The book provides challenging views about the successes of the global war on terrorism and the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. It enables discussions about U.S. defense policy from 2001 to Obama administration’s withdrawal from Afghanistan and the decision to ‘go to war on two fronts,’ examining the current military campaigns from a strategic perspective. Several questions regarding operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, including the campaign strategies and leadership are addressed by experts in the field.

  • B.S., United States Military Academy
  • M.S., Operations Research & Systems Analysis Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School
  • M.S, National Resource Strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, NDU

RemboldMike Rembold is an Associate Professor on the faculty of the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies. Prior to joining the NESA Center he served and lived in South Asia with assignments at U.S. Embassies in India, Nepal and Bangladesh as well as the NATO Training Mission in Afghanistan. Mike is an active-duty foreign area officer with over 20 years of joint military and interagency experience.

Mike served most recently as the Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh where his team broadened and deepened U.S. bilateral military relations with the eighth most populous country in the world during a critical period of heightened violent extremism. While serving as a South Asia analyst at the United States Pacific Command Joint Intelligence Operations Center from 2012-2014, Mike deployed as the Deputy, CJ-5 (Future Plans) to the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan in Kabul. From 2009-2012, Mike served as the Chief, Office of Defense Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu and directly impacted the Government of Nepal’s Disaster Risk Reduction and preparedness for a catastrophic earthquake in the Kathmandu Valley as well as enabled Security Sector Development through the Defense Institution Reform Initiative while assisting in programs that tackled truth and reconciliation and integration of former Maoist combatants into the Nepalese Army. From 2007-2008, Mike was affiliated with the U.S. Embassy New Delhi while conducting regional familiarization and training with the Indian military. Prior to Mike’s designation as a Foreign Area Officer, he served the first decade of his commissioned U.S. Army service as an Air Defense Artillery officer in both command and staff billets within the United States.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, as well as a Master of Defense Studies from the University of Madras, India and a Master of International Public Policy from The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of the Combined Arms and Services Staff School and the Defense Services Staff College, Wellington, India.

Mike resides in Frederick, Maryland, with his wife, Amy, and their son.

Areas of InterestEducation

  • South Asia
  • Hindu Nationalism
  • Chinese Influence in South Asia

  • BA – Virginia Tech
  • Master of Defense Studies – University of Madras-India
  • Master of International Public Policy – Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies