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Derek Reveron

Dr. Reveron is a professor of national security affairs and the EMC Informationist Chair at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. He specializes in strategy development, non-state security challenges, intelligence, and U.S. defense policy. He has authored or edited seven books. The latest are Exporting Security: International Engagement, Security Cooperation, and the Changing Face of the U.S. Military (Georgetown University Press, 2010) and Human Security in a Borderless World (Westview Press, 2011). Dr. Reveron has lectured on strategy and international security in more than twenty countries, primarily in South America and East and Southern Africa. As a serving officer in the Navy Reserves, he has served on the Joint Staff J2 as a desk officer in the Pentagon's National Military Command Center, served as second-in-command of a unit supporting special operations, and worked as a political-military analyst for NATO's Supreme Allied Commander in Belgium.


Dr. Reveron serves as a senior editorial board member for the National Intelligence Journal, an editorial board member of the Naval War College Review, and is a contributing editor to the New Atlanticist, the blog for the Atlantic Council of the United States. A frequent commentator on international security issues, CBS, AP, Bloomberg, NPR, and other regional and national media outlets have interviewed him.


Before joining the Naval War College faculty, Dr. Reveron taught political science at the U.S. Naval Academy. During graduate school, he formulated, implemented and evaluated democracy promotion programs for the NGO Heartland International. He received a diploma from the Naval War College, an MA in political science and a Ph.D. in public policy analysis from the University of Illinois at Chicago..

Mission Accomplished (Again)

cross-post from acus.org For the second time this decade, combat operations in Iraq are over. It is unlikely that we'll see President Obama land on an aircraft carrier or drive across Iraq's border in an MRAP, but superstition should not prevent acknowledging the meaning of...

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Learning from the Soviets

As the United States and its partners enter ten years of operations in Afghanistan this fall, there is a growing interest in the Soviet experience there during the 1980s. Unfortunately, the Soviet-Afghan war is remembered for US, Pakistani, and Saudi support of the mujahedeen, the...

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