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Researchers and Faculty Advisers

The Research Division is manned by a team of Researchers and Faculty Advisors that research on NATO-related issues.


The NATO Defense College offers a number of fellowships each year in the field of defence and security policy research related to NATO and its Partners.

  • Dumitru Minzarari  BIO

    Dumitru Minzarari

    Partnership for Peace Fellow

    Publications at NDC
    Areas of expertise:
    International security, modern warfare, AI and military strategy, Russian foreign and security policies
  • Ion A. Iftimie BIO

    Ion A. Iftimie

    Eisenhower PhD Fellow

    Publications at NDC
    Areas of expertise:
    Emerging technologies and cyber-related topics
  • Howard Coombs BIO

    Howard Coombs

    Mobilising Insights in Defense and Security Program (MINDS) Fellow

    Publications at NDC
    Areas of expertise:
    Professional Military Education, Military Operations and Training.
  • Boshko Stankovski BIO

    Boshko Stankovski

    Partnership for Peace Fellow

    Areas of expertise:
    Peace agreements and peacemaking, civil-military relations, self-determination and secession
Fellows work on a NATO-relevant topic throughout their fellowship at the NDC.
Their papers are then published in one of the NDC Series.

Non-Resident Associate Fellows

The NDC is proud to announce the creation of a new category of researchers affiliated to the NDC Research Division: the Non-Resident Associate Fellows (NRAFs).
NRAFs support the College through their expertise on areas that are relevant to the NDC and NATO's broader agenda.
The first Non-Resident Associate Fellows are Dr Thomas G. Mahnken from the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, Dr Andrew Monaghan from the University of Oxford and Professor Sten Rynning from the University of Southern Denmark.