DAVID AUERSWALD is Professor of Security Studies at the U.S. National War College (NWC) in Washington, DC. He has been on the NWC faculty since the summer of 2001. In that time he has served as Acting Dean of Faculty, Associate Dean of Academic Programs, and as a Course Director for major portions of the NWC curriculum on four separate occasions.
Dr. Auerswald has published articles and chapters on a variety of national security and foreign policy topics. Most recently, these include:
• “Now is not the Time for a FONOP in the Arctic,” War on the Rocks, 11 October 2019, available at https://warontherocks.com/2019/10/now-is-not-the-time-for-a-fonop-in-the-arctic/.
• “China’s Multifaceted Arctic Strategy,” War on the Rocks, 24 May 2019, available at https://warontherocks.com/2019/05/chinas-multifaceted-arctic-strategy/.
• “The High North,” chapter 17 in Charting a Course: Strategic Choices for a New Administration. (National Defense University Press, 2017): 355-375.
• “The Evolution of the NSC Process,” chapter 2 in The National Security Enterprise: Navigating the Labyrinth, second edition. Edited by Roger George and Harvey Rishikof. (Georgetown University Press, 2017): 32-56.
• “Congress: The Other Branch,” chapter 13 in The National Security Enterprise: Navigating the Labyrinth, second edition. Edited by Roger George and Harvey Rishikof. (Georgetown University Press, 2017): 281-299, with Colton Campbell.
• “Legislatures and Civil-Military Relations in the U.S. and U.K.” Western European Politics, vol. 40, no. 1 (2017), 1-20.
Dr. Auerswald’s most recent books are:
• Congress and Civil-Military Relations. Edited with Colton Campbell. (Georgetown University Press, 2015).
• NATO in Afghanistan: Fighting Together, Fighting Alone. Co-authored with Stephen Saideman. (Princeton University Press, 2014).
Dr. Auerswald previously served on the faculty of George Washington University’s Department of Political Science and the Elliott School of International Affairs. He has worked as a congressional staff member on three separate occasions. Dr. Auerswald received his Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from the University of California, San Diego, and undergraduate degrees in political science and English literature from Brown University. Dr. Auerswald was raised in Hawaii. He is married and has two adult children.
REGIONAL EXPERTISE: Arctic, Northern Europe
FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISE: NATO, Congress, the NSC, Civil-Military Relations