Douglas E. Streusand

Professor, Marine Corps Command & Staff College

Professional Experience

  • Professor, American Military University (1997 - Present)
  • Professor of International Relations, Marine Corps Command & Staff College, Quantico, VA (2005 - Present)
  • Senior Fellow, The Investigative Project of the Middle East (1997-98)
  • Adjunct Faculty, University of Maryland (1996)
  • Senior Fellow & Director of Greater Middle East Program and the Global Strategy Discussion Program, U.S. Global Strategy Council (1994-95)
  • Adjunct Lecturer, University of Maryland College Park (1993-94)
  • Consultant, National Strategy Information Center (1992)
  • Chairman, Persian Gulf Working Group (1991-94)
  • Consultant, Defense Systems Incorporated (1990)
  • Visiting Fellow, The Heritage Foundation (1988-90)


  • Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1987
  • M.A., University of Chicago, 1981
  • B.A., Duke University, 1976



  Enemy Threat Doctrine of Global Jihadism
  Islam in Contemporary Global Politics
  The Geopolitics of the Iranian Plateau and South Asia


  The Grand Strategy that Won the Cold War: Architecture of Triumph
  Islamic Gunpowder Empires: Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals