Timothy D. Hoyt, Ph.D.

Timothy D. Hoyt, Ph.D.

Strategy & Policy
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Professor Timothy D. Hoyt is the John Nicholas Brown Chair for Counterterrorism Studies.

Dr. Hoyt earned his undergraduate degrees from Swarthmore College, and his Ph.D. in International Relations and Strategic Studies from The Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.

Before joining the Naval War College’s Strategy and Policy Department, he taught at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He has testified before subcommittees of the House Committee on International Relations regarding terrorism in South and Southwest Asia, and is regularly involved in discussions on security issues in those regions with the U.S. and other governments.

Dr. Hoyt’s recent publications include studies on the war on terrorism in South Asia, the limits of military force in the global war on terrorism, the impact of culture on military doctrine and strategy, military innovation and warfare in the developing world, U.S.-Pakistan relations, and the impact of nuclear weapons on recent crises in South Asia.

Dr. Hoyt served previously as Co-Chairman of the Indian Ocean Regional Studies Group at the Naval War College. He is the author of Military Industries and Regional Defense Policy: India, Iraq and Israel, and over 40 articles and chapters on international security and military affairs. He is currently working on a book on the strategy of the Irish Republican Army from 1913-2005, projects examining U.S. relations with India and Pakistan, studies on arms control and arms racing during and after the Cold War, and analyses of irregular warfare and terrorism in South Asia.

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