The Center for Cyber Conflict Studies advances research, education and analysis on the strategic and operational challenges of cyberspace for the Department of the Navy.
Center for Cyber Conflict Studies (C3S) supports the broad educational objectives of the Naval War College through a variety of fora to inform mid-grade and senior officers and leaders in the Department of the Navy on the strategic and operational challenges of operations in the cyberspace domain.
Located at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, as part of the Strategic and Operational Research Department within the Center for Naval Warfare Studies, the Center for Cyber Conflict Studies (C3S) is primarily a research institute dedicated to conducting detailed research and analysis on the complexity of cyberspace operations, opportunities and challenges.
Research focuses on four broad areas of inquiry, including:
Hayat Alvi, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor (civilian) in the National Security Affairs Department at the US NWC. Previously she served as Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at the American University in Cairo (2001-2005), and as Director of the International Studies Program at Arcadia University, Glenside, PA (2005-2007). She specializes in International Relations, Political Economy, Comparative Politics with regional expertise in Middle East and North Africa and South Asia, along with Islamic Studies. She is proficient in Arabic and Urdu, and she is a Fulbright Fellow (Syria, 1993-1994). Dr. Alvi has numerous published articles and books and book chapters.
Professor David R. Stone received his B.A. from Wabash College and his Ph.D in history from Yale University. He has taught at Hamilton College and Kansas State University. His first book Hammer and Rifle: The Militarization of the Soviet Union (2000) won the Shulman Prize of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the Best First Book Prize of the Historical Society. He has also published A Military History of Russia (2006), and The Russian Army in the Great War: The Eastern Front, 1914-1917 (2015). He edited The Soviet Union at War, 1941-1945 (2010). He is the author of several dozen articles on Russian / Soviet military history and foreign policy.