Michael Vlahos, Adjunct Faculty
Michael Vlahos, PhD, has taught in the Global Security Studies program at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Arts and Sciences since 2011. He is a professor in the Strategy and Policy Department at the US Naval War College, a position he has held since 2010. During the 1980s he was the Director of the Security Studies Program at Johns Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies. He has also worked at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, the Center for Naval Analyses, the Department of State and the Central Intelligence Agency.
Dr. Vlahos has been a foreign affairs and national security commentator on contract with CNN, appearing three to five times weekly for seven years, including stints as a regular on Crossfire and Larry King Live. He appeared regularly on Good Morning America and Canada AM as national security commentator. Since 2001 he has been a regular featured guest of the John Batchelor Show on WABC.
He received his Ph.D. from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University and A.B. from Yale College.
Recent Books & Monographs
- Counterterrorism, American Exceptionalism, and Retributive Justice, forthcoming Library of Social Science: 2013.
- Fighting Identity: Sacred War and World Change, Praeger: 2009
- Two Enemies: Non-State Actors and Change in the Muslim World, Laurel: The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, 2005.
- Culture’s Mask: War and Change after Iraq, Laurel: The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, 2004.
- Terror’s Mask: Insurgency within Islam, Laurel: The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, 2002.
Recent Articles and Essays
- “The Civilizational Significance of Zombies,” The Atlantic Monthly, June 18, 2013.
- “Could Body Armor Have Saved Millions in World War?,” The Atlantic Monthly, April 30, 2013.
- “China’s Millennial Doubts,” The Globalist, November 10, 2012.
- “Ottoman-America,” Huffington Post, September 28, 2012,
- “America’s Dark Shadows: Aurora, Sikhs, and Guns,” The Globalist, August 7, 2012,
- “What ‘Call of Duty’ Shows About How War Changed America,” The Atlantic Monthly, June 18, 2012.