Michael S. Chase, Ph.D.
Associate Research Professor
Director, Mahan Scholars Program
Warfare Analysis & Research
Michael S. Chase is an Associate Research Professor in the Warfare Analysis and Research Department at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI. He is also Director of the Mahan Research Group, a student-faculty research group that focuses on strategic deterrence and escalation issues related to nuclear, space, cyber, and conventional strike capabilities. He previously served as a faculty member in the Strategy and Policy Department at the War College.
Prior to joining the faculty at the War College, Professor Chase served as a research analyst with Defense Group Inc. in Washington, DC and an associate international policy analyst with the RAND Corporation in Arlington, VA. Professor Chase earned a Ph.D. in international affairs from the Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC. He also holds an M.A. in China studies from SAIS and a B.A. in politics from Brandeis University. In addition, Professor Chase studied at the University of Bristol in England and the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in Nanjing, China. He has advanced proficiency in Chinese (Mandarin).
Professor Chase's current research includes work on Chinese nuclear and conventional missile force modernization, China's counter space capabilities, China's strategic threat perceptions, and Chinese naval developments. He is the author of the book Taiwan's Security Policy: External Threats and Domestic Politics, as well as numerous articles on Chinese military issues that have appeared in publications such as the Journal of Strategic Studies, Survival, Joint Force Quarterly, Proceedings, and China Brief.
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