Our program is built upon well-recognized faculty who are among the most prominent scholars in their fields.
Terrorism, Political and religious extremism, Insurgency and counterinsurgency, Unconventional warfare, Intelligence and covert operations, Conspiracy theories, Comparative revolutionary movements, Youth subcultures and counterculture, Terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, Organized crime, European history and politics, Middle Eastern history and politics, Islamic history, Military history, International politics
Causes, consequences, and amelioration of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons proliferation.
Israeli nuclear program; nonproliferation issues in the Middle East; Nuclear age and nonproliferation history; the non-proliferation regime; nuclear weapons and democracy; morality, ethics, and norms in the nuclear age; the movies of the nuclear age; nuclear disarmament; nuclear weapons free zones
Nuclear Arms Control and Nonproliferation
Utility of Deterrence, Assurance, and other Strategies for Dealing with WMD and Terrorism
Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
- crisis management
- cyber policy / ICT - information, communication, technology
- globalization / digital-information age dynamics
- irregular conflicts and wars
- non-state actors / groups: criminal organizations, cyber actors, gangs, insurgents, international organizations, militias, multinational corporations, NGOs, terrorists, etc.
- strategic communications
Nuclear nonproliferation, illicit nuclear trafficking, and nuclear terrorism; Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT); the International Atomic Energy Agency; the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and nuclear politics; the sources of nuclear weapons decisions; U.S.-Russian nuclear arms control; Nuclear-Weapons- Free Zones (NWFZs); nuclear safety and security; and nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation education.
Money laundering, terrorism financing, corruption, asset recovery, illegal drug markets, and international macro-economy.
Nuclear Reactors, Spent Fuel, Neutrino Physics
Islam and Politics in Russia and Eurasia
Russian Domestic and Foreign Policy
International Relations in Eurasia
Regime Transformation Theory
Islamism in Eurasia
Dr. Hahn is perhaps the world’s leading expert on the Caucasus Emirate mujahedin and an internationally recognized expert on Russian and Eurasian domestic and foreign politics, including the North Caucasus.
Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Africa
Nuclear nonproliferation, international security, disarmament, arms control
Nuclear weapons, Illicit trafficking, Nuclear Security, Binding and Non-Binding Legal Instruments for Nuclear Security, Aviation Security Issues
International nonproliferation organizations and regimes, Iran's nuclear program, politics of the Non-Aligned Movement, and proliferation theory.
History and cost of US nuclear weapons; nuclear weapons research, development, testing, production, and deployment; nuclear strategy; command, control, communications, and intelligence (C3I); continuity of government plans and facilities; ballistic missile defense; nuclear proliferation; nuclear arms control and disarmament; environmental contamination from nuclear weapons production and testing; congressional oversight of nuclear weapons
Russian and US Missile systems, Nuclear Command, Control, Communications & Intelligence (C3I), Nuclear Arms Control, Strategic Arms Control, Kosovo Crisis, Emerging Reorientation of Russia's Foreign Policy, Russia's Perception of NATO, Newly Independent States, Arms Control Agreements:Devolution, Major Treaties and International Regimes: Chances for Demise, NATO, Verification/Compliance
Arms control and nonproliferation, international treaties, U.S. domestic and multilateral export controls
Anti-trafficking programs and responses to human trafficking on a local (tactical) level, and at the national (strategy) level.
Nuclear nonproliferation; Turkey (including Turkish national security and nuclear policies, Turkish foreign policies, and Turkish domestic politics); NATO and extended deterrence; peaceful nuclear trade and cooperation; the responsible expansion of nuclear power; and the science and technology of nuclear policymaking (including the role of science advisors in the policy process and the scientific and technical underpinnings of nuclear policy challenges).
Clinical microbiology, organic chemistry, international law and mores related to biological and chemical arms control, preparedness and response to biological and chemical emergencies