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
Office: McGowan 200-D
Russian Studies Political Science, Islam and Politics in Russia and Eurasia, Russian Domestic and Foreign Policy, International Relations in Eurasia, Regime Transformation Theory, Nationalism, 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.
Office: McGowan 200-C
Counterterrorism, Special Operations, Terrorist-Trafficking Nexus, Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Africa
Brigadier General (retired) Russell D. Howard is the former Director of the Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program (MonTREP). He previously served as the Director of the Jebsen Center for Counterterrorism Studies at the Fletcher School, and as the Head of the Department of Social Sciences and the Founding Director of the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point.
General Howard is also a Senior Fellow at Joint Special Operations University. Previously, he served as a Senior Mentor for Development Alternatives Incorporated, as the President of Howard's Global Solutions, as a Senior Advisor for the Singapore Home Team Academy, and on the Board of Advisers for Laser Shot Incorporated. General Howard also Commanded the 1st Special Forces Group (ABN).
Office: McGowan 200F
International Security, South Asia, Terrorism, Nuclear Proliferation, Afghanistan, Southeast Asia
At MIIS, Professor Joshi has been a research associate at CNS and the Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program (MonTREP). His current research focuses on various facets of terrorism in South Asia, as well as nonproliferation issues in the region.
Office: McGowan 200-F
Strategies for Dealing with WMD and Terrorism, Nuclear Arms Control and Nonproliferation, Utility of Deterrence and Assurance, International Cooperation, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
Professor Knopf was also a member of a team commissioned in 2011 by the U.S. Defense Department Strategic Multilayer Assessment program to examine “Influencing Violent Extremist Organizations.”
Office: McGowan 200 C