Andres, Dr. Richard

Professor, National Security Strategy


Dr. Richard B. Andres is Professor of National Security Strategy at the National War College and Energy and Environment Security Policy Chair at the Institute for National Strategic Studies. Dr. Andres received his PhD from the University of California, Davis. He has sixteen years of teaching experience at schools including: the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Davis; the Department of Government at California State University, Sacramento; and the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Air University. He has served as a guest lecturer at numerous civilian and military colleges. As a professor, Dr. Andres has served in a number of senor policy positions within the Department of Defense and other government institutions. These include Special Advisor to the Commander of Air University and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Air Force. In these positions he advised and led teams that developed strategy on the full range of national security and defense planning issues including energy security, deterrence, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, defense procurement and issues related to air and cyberspace strategy. He has also served as a consultant to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Office of Force Transformation, US Strategic Command, the Nuclear Posture Review, the Council on Foreign Relations and other organizations.

Selected publications:
• "Up in the Air" The American Interest (September/October 2010).
• "Volatility in the European Energy Security Framework: Addressing Ukraine-Russia Gas
Pricing Disputes," INSS Strategic Forum (2nd Quarter 2010).
• "Small Nuclear Reactors for Military Installations: Capabilities, Costs, and Technological
Implications," INSS Strategic Forum (2nd Quarter 2010).
• "Energy and Environmental Insecurity," Joint Forces Quarterly, Vol 55 (4th Quarter 2009).
• "The Emerging Energy Security System," book chapter, in Global Strategic Assessment
(National Defense University Press 2009).
• "The Department of Defense: New Energy Infrastructure and Fuels," book chapter, in Global
Strategic Assessment (National Defense University Press 2009).
• "Critical Decisions for the US Air Force," book chapter, in Global Strategic Assessment
(National Defense University Press 2009).
• "Anaconda: Un viciado el proceso de planificacin," Air and Space Power Journal, en espaol,
Vol XXI No 3 (4th Quarter 2009, reprint from Joint Forces Quarterly 2007).
• "The New Role of Air Strike in Small Wars," Small Wars Journal Online, (July 19, 2008).
• "Deep Attack Against Iraq: Precision Weapons, Cyber Attack, and the Future of War," book
chapter in Thomas Mahnken and Thomas Keaney's eds. Military Operations in Iraq
(Routledge 2007).
• "Anaconda: A Flawed Joint Planning Process," Joint Forces Quarterly, Vol 47 No 4 (4th
Quarter 2007).
• "The Afghan Model in Northern Iraq," Journal of Strategic Studies, Vol 29 No 3 (June 2006).
• "Winning with Allies: The Strategic Value of the Afghan Model," International Security, Vol
30 No 3 (Fall 2005/06). (With Craig Wills, and Thomas Griffith.)
• "When to Target Heads of Government in War," World Defense Systems, Vol 7 No 1 (Spring
• "Wargaming the Revolution in Military Affairs and Iraq," Fire & Movement, No 133 (Spring
• "Systemic Effects of Military Innovation and Diffusion," Security Studies, Vol 8 No 4
(Summer 1999). With Emily O. Goldman.
FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISE: Energy and Environmental Security, Deterrence and Compellence in
War, Airpower Theory, Organizational Theory and Defense Policy, Counterinsurgency and
Small Wars