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New course on maritime strategy to be offered this summer

This summer, IWP will offer a new course on Maritime Strategy in Great Power Competition (IWP 705). It will be taught by Dr. Douglas E. Streusand, an IWP Adjunct Professor who has been teaching an elective course on maritime strategy at the U.S. Marine Corps Command & Staff College since 2014.

“To prevail in the current era of strategic competition, the United States must employ the principles of maritime strategy as well as operate effectively in the maritime domain,” said Dr. Streusand.  “This course examines the role of maritime power in the development of the contemporary global order, the principles of maritime strategy, the global maritime economy, and current strategic challenges.  It will thus equip students to integrate maritime challenges, opportunities, and strategies into their professional lives.”

This course may be taken as an elective for IWP’s M.A. programs in Statecraft and National Security Affairs and Statecraft and International Affairs.

Dr. Streusand is a Professor of International Relations at the US Marine Corps Command & Staff College, where he has taught since 2005, and Adjunct Professor at IWP, where he has taught since 2006.  An Islamic historian by training, his teaching experience encompasses a wide variety of topics in history and security studies.  He has written two books The Islamic Gunpowder Empires: Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals (Boulder, CO: Westview, 2010) and The Formation of the Mughal Empire (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1989), edited a third, The Grand Strategy that Won the Cold War (Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2016), and is under contract for a fourth, Seven Myths about Islamic History.  He has produced numerous articles and reviews, including “Choosing Words Carefully: Vocabulary to Fight Islamic Terrorism,” “Sir Hamilton Gibb, Abu Yusuf, and the Concept of Islamic Civilization,” “Managing the Iranian Threat to Sea Commerce Diplomatically,” “Geopolitics versus Globalization,” and “What Does Jihad Mean.”

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