Nikolas Gvosdev, DPhil

Professor of National Security Affairs, Naval War College

Nikolas Gvosdev is professor of national security studies at the US Naval War College and the Jerome E. Levy chair of economic geography and national security. He is also a contributing editor at The National Interest and a non-residential senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

He is the author of Russian Foreign Policy: Interests, Vectors and Sectors (CQ Press, 2013, with Christopher Marsh); US Foreign Policy and Defense Strategy (Georgetown University Press, 2014, with Derek Reveron and Mackubin Owens); Communitarian Foreign Policy: Amitai Etzioni's Vision (Transaction Publishers, 2015); and The Receding Shadow of the Prophet: The Rise and Fall of Political Islam (Praeger, 2004), among others.


  • DPhil St. Antony's College, Oxford University