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The Bologna Institute for Policy Research | Scholar Profile | Andrew C. Winner

Andrew C. Winner
Adjunct Professor of Strategic Studies
Professor, Strategic and Operational Research Department, US Naval War College


Geographic Areas
Persian Gulf
South Asia

American Defense Policy
Counter Proliferation
Maritime Security
National Security


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Background and Education
Andrew C. Winner is Professor of Strategic Studies at the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island. He held the position of Chair of the Strategic and Operational Research Department, at the Naval War College (2013-2019). His areas of focus are South Asia, counterproliferation, European security, the Indian Ocean, maritime partnerships, and maritime strategy. He is director of the Indian Ocean Studies Group at the Naval War College. In June 2007, he was awarded the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award for his work on the Navy’s new maritime strategy. Prior to his current appointment, he was a senior staff member at the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis. Prior to joining the Institute, he held positions at the U.S. Department of State on the staff of the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs and in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs where he worked on nonproliferation, security in the Persian Gulf, NATO enlargement, arms transfer policy, and security assistance. He also worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense on conventional arms control. He is co-editor with Peter Dombrowski of The Indian Ocean and US Grand Strategy: Ensuring Access and Promoting Security, Georgetown University Press, 2014. He is also the co-author of Indian Naval Strategy in the 21st Century, Routledge, 2009. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park, an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and an A.B. from Hamilton College.

Other Publications
"The U.S. Response: Naval architecture and plans," in Security Dilemma at Sea: The India-China Maritime Competition, Rajesh Basrur, Anit Mukherjee, and T.V. Paul, eds., Routledge CASS (2019); "How North Korea Skirts Sanctions With Its Illicit Arms Trade," Interview with The Editors, World Politics Review, November 27, 2017; "America’s Indian Ocean Strategy," Strategic Comments, 35, International Institute for Strategic Studies, October 11, 2017; "Interdicting North Korea Vessels: Another False Hope," 38 North, October 4, 2017; "Rip currents: The dangers of nuclear-armed submarine proliferation," Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, co-author with Ryan W. French (2016); Maritime Terrorism and Piracy in the Indian Ocean Region, co-editor with Awet T. Weldemichael and Patricia Schneider, Routledge (2015); "Missile Defense in South Asia," in Missile Defense from a Global Perspective, Peter Dombrowski and Catherine Kelleher, eds., Stanford University Press (2015); The Indian Ocean and US Grand Strategy Ensuring Access and Promoting Security, co-editor with Peter Dombrowski, Georgetown University Press (2014); Indian Naval Strategy in the 21st Century, Routledge, co-author with James Holmes and Toshi Yoshihara (2009).




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