Dr Stefan M. Brooks


University of Houston, Ph.D., Political Science

St. Mary’s University, M.A., International Relations

Loyola Marymount University, B.A., History

Academic Positions

  • Associate Professor, National Defense, University, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia, January, 2023-
  • Online Senior Lecturer, Norwich University, Masters in Diplomacy and International Relations Program, Northfield, Vermont, 2008 – , and course developer.
  • Associate Professor, Rabdan Academy, Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, 2019-2021.
  • Associate Professor of Political Science at Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, Kentucky, 2012 – 2019; Assistant Professor of Political Science, 2006- 2012.

Areas of Competence

International Relations/Comparative Politics

International Relations Theory                                   Comparative/World Politics

            International Security                                     Homeland Security

            United States National Security                                  Intelligence

United States Foreign Policy                                      Terrorism                                                        

Middle Eastern Politics                                               Soviet and Russian Politics

            European Politics (especially British and French Politics)

            The Politics of Dictatorships

Political Theory/Philosophy

Ancient, and Medieval                                                American        

Modern                                                                       Democratic

American Politics/Public Law

          Introduction to American Government/Politics         

            Congress, and the Presidency                                     American Political Parties

            U.S. Constitutional Law, including Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Courses Taught

National Defense University

            National Security Topics.        Joint Warfare Strategy and Operations.

Norwich University

            GD 510                       Theory and International System

            GD 546/IR 530A        International Security 

            GD 551                    Terrorism: State Actors

          GD 552                       Terrorism: Non-State Actors (also the course developer)

Rabdan Academy

            HLS 100                      Homeland Security                

            HLS 200                      Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence

            HLS 250                      Transnational Threats

Lindsey Wilson College

POSC 1003                 Introduction to American Government

POSC 2303                 Comparative Politics

            POSC 3103                 U.S. Congress

            POSC 3105                 The American Presidency

            POSC 3203                 Classical Political Thought

            POSC 3423                 American Constitutional Law

            POSC 3503                 Middle Eastern Politics

            POSC 3783                 The Politics of the Soviet Union and Russia

            POSC 3833                 Modern Political Thought

            POSC 3843                 Political Ideologies

            POSC 4103                 American Political Thought

            POSC 4282                 Terrorism

            POSC 4283                 The Politics of Dictatorships



“Russian Foreign Policy under Presidents Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin”, in Post-Soviet Conflicts (Lanham: Lexington Press, September 15, 2020).

Book chapter, “Russo-Turkish Relations” in Contemporary Relations between Russia and Turkey: From Crisis to Cooperation (Lanham: Lexington Press, June 15, 2018).

The Webster-Hayne Debate: An Inquiry Into the Nature of Union (Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, December 28, 2008).

                                    Publications (cont.)


Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, summer, 2020), author for the following articles: “al Qaeda”; and “ISIS”.

Combating Terrorism in the 21st Century: American Laws, Strategies, and Agencies (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, fall, 2020), author of the following articles: “the War on Terror”, “Counter-Terrorism and the Bush Administration”, “USA Patriot Act Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2006 and Additional Reauthorizing Amendments Act of 2006”, “USA Freedom Act (2015), and “Recruiting Terrorists”.

The American Revolutionary War (Santa Barbara, ABC-CLIO, 2014): “The Necessity of Taking Up Arms;” “the Articles of Confederation;” “The Committee of Correspondence;” “The Federalist Papers.”

The World At War: Understanding Conflict and Society (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 2012): “U.S.-Iraqi Diplomacy Before the Gulf War;” and “America, Iraq, and Deterrence Before the Gulf War.”

Politics of the Early American Republic, 1775-1816 (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 2011): “The Articles of Confederation,” “the Philadelphia Convention,” “the United States Constitution,” and “the Bill of Rights.”

Weapons and Warfare (Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 2010): “The War on Terror Since 1988,” and “The War in Afghanistan Since 2001.”

The Thirties in America (Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 2010): “The New Deal;” “the 1936 U.S. Presidential Election;” “Panama Refining Company v. Ryan (1935).”

The Encyclopedia of Middle Eastern Wars (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 2009):

“The Ba’ath Party;” “The Iranian Revolution;” “Kuwait-Iraq Diplomacy, 1990;” The Attacks of September 11, 2001;” “U.S. Troop Surge in Iraq;” “American Intervention in Lebanon, 1952;” American Intervention in Lebanon, 1980s;” “Economic Effects of the Gulf War on Iraq;” “Poland in the Iraq War;” “The Haditha Massacre;” “France, Army in the Gulf War;” “Romania in the Iraq War;” “South Korea in the Iraq War;” and “Bulgaria in the Iraq War.”

The Encyclopedia of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 2008):

“The British Mandate of Palestine;” “Israel;” “United States Middle East Foreign Policy;” “United Nations Resolutions 242 and 338;” “the Economic Costs of the Iraq War;” “the Economic Costs of the Afghanistan War;” “Post-War Training of Iraqi Troops;” and “United States Intervention in Lebanon,” “Neo-Conservatism;”

“Islamic Radicalism;” “Weapons of Mass Destruction,” “United Nations Weapons Inspectors;” and “Enemy Combatants.”

Publications (cont.)

Articles: (cont.)

America at War Series: Understanding Conflict and Society (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 2007):

“Dredd Scott;” “the Lincoln Assassination;” “the Freedmen;” NATO;” “the Patriot Act;” “the Imperial Presidency;” “the War Powers Act;” “April Glaspie;”

“Nullification;” “Congress and the Vietnam War;” “Counter-Culture;” and “the 1964 U.S. Election and Vietnam.

Foreign Languages

Fluent in French

Basic conversational skills in Arabic and Russian.  

Cultural Background

Half-French, American and French citizenship.

Grew up in Algeria, Spain, and Qatar.

References for Dr. Stefan Marc Brooks, Ph.D.

Dr. Lieutenant Colonel Rigo Colon, United States Marine Corps

Professor, National Defense University, Joint Forces Staff College


Dr. Lasha Tchantouridze

Director of the Graduate Programs in Diplomacy and International Relations

College of Graduate and Continuing Studies

Norwich University


Dr. Mark Roycroft

Senior LecturerLondon Metropolitan University

London, England


Dr. Scott Fairgrieve


Laurentian University

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada