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International Relations


Two Campuses, One Course: Naval War College Faculty Teach at Brown Too

A new course, “The Political Economy of Strategy: From the Financial Revolution to the Revolution in Military Affairs,” is being taught this semester by Michael Dennis, a historian of science and technology, and Anand Toprani, a diplomatic and military historian and author of Oil and the Great Powers. Both are professors of strategy and policy at the Naval War College in Newport.

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Ethan Fecht

Ethan Fecht '20
Ethan co-authored a recent report titled, “All the World is Staged: An Analysis of Social Media Influence Operations against US Counterproliferation Efforts in Syria,” (CNS Occasional Paper #37). The Washington Post published a summary of the report’s findings


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Fall 2019 Courses 
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