National Security

Prof. Nikolas Gvosdev, PhD

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Nikolas K. Gvosdev is a professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College and holder of the Captain Jerome E. Levy Chair in economic geography and national security. He holds non-residential fellowships with the Foreign Policy Research Institute and the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. He is a member of the Loisach Group, a collaboration between the Munich Security Conference and the Marshall Center that works to enhance U.S. and Germany’s security partnership. He is a contributing editor for The National Interest. He has taught at Baylor, Georgetown, George Washington, Harvard Extension and Brown universities.

His Areas of Expertise include:

Cold War, Economics, Europe, Foreign Policy, Geopolitics, International Relations, and Russia.


PhD., St. Antony’s College (Oxon); Masters., St. Antony’s College (Oxon), Russian and Eastern European Studies; M.A., Georgetown University, Foreign Service; B.A., Georgetown University, Foreign Service