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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.

  • Michael Cohen BIO

    Michael Cohen

    Partners Across the Globe Fellow

    Areas of expertise:
    International Relations, International Security, Nuclear Weapons, Foreign Policy Decision-Making, Alliances in Europe and Asia, the U.S.-Australia alliance.
  • Almakan Orozobekova BIO

    Almakan Orozobekova

    Partnership for Peace Fellow

    Areas of expertise:
    International relations, international security, political science, violent extremism, terrorism, and conflict studies
  • Mark Webber  BIO

    Mark Webber

    Senior Eisenhower Fellow

    Publications at NDC
    Areas of expertise:
    NATO, European security and transatlantic relations
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 created in 2019 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.
Current Non-Resident Associate Fellows are Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi from the Royal United Services Institute (UK), Thomas G. Mahnken from the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, Antonio Missiroli, former NATO Assistant Secretary General, Andrew Monaghan from the University of Oxford, and Sten Rynning from the University of Southern Denmark.