Dr. Carol V. Evans

Director of SSI & USAWC Press

Areas of Expertise: Geoeconomics, Geostrategy, Intelligence, and International Security

Phone: (717) 245-4089

Dr. Carol V. Evans is the Director of the Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) and the USAWC Press at the US Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.  SSI is the research arm of the Army War College and serves as the U.S. Army’s premier institute for global geostrategic and national security research and analysis.  The USAWC Press publishes high quality, timely and impactful studies of key national security issues, military strategy, theater operations, and on other topics related to the nature of land warfare and the Army’s future.  As Director of SSI, Dr. Evans oversees a Strategic Research and Analysis Department (SRAD), a Strategic Research Engagement Directorate, and the USAWC Press.

Dr. Evans’ research interests are wide-ranging in the areas of geoeconomics, geostrategy, intelligence, and international security with a focus on the Indo-Pacific region. For the AWC’s School of Strategic Landpower, Dr. Evans teaches the elective on the “Economics of National Security: Contemporary Issues in the Global Economy.” Since 2014 Dr. Evans has been a Lecturer at NATO, Center of Excellence-Defense Against Terrorism (COE-DAT) in Ankara, Turkey, where she teaches in COE-DAT’s Critical Infrastructure Protection against Terrorist Attacks training program.

Dr. Evans brings 30 years of expertise in the areas of mission assurance, asymmetric warfare, terrorism, maritime security, and homeland security. With that expertise, she has served as an Advisor to the Director of Central Intelligence; a Technical Advisor to the National Ground Intelligence Center, Department of the Army; and an Advisor to the Defense Science Board, Office of the Secretary of Defense. Prior to joining the US Army War College, Dr. Evans was a Senior Program Manager, National Security Global Business Division, with Battelle Memorial Institute. Battelle is the largest nonprofit applied research and development company in the world. At Battelle, she provided strategic planning and technical support in the Pentagon to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington Headquarters Services and the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, and to the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Infrastructure Protection.

Dr. Evans’ operational experience includes deployments with the US Navy Third Fleet, US Pacific Fleet, USS Coronado, where she executed Fleet Battle Experiment – ECHO, as well as Limited Objective Experiment – ZERO. These at-sea experiments and exercises examined US joint operations and tested C4ISRT systems against emerging asymmetric warfare and WMD threats. On behalf of the US Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Asymmetric Warfare (CAW), Dr. Evans successfully designed and executed over 25 multi-agency, maritime homeland security full-scale and tabletop exercises throughout the United States.

Dr. Evans began her career in academe in the field of international political economy and has held a variety of faculty and research positions, including positions at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, the University of California (Berkeley), Harvard University, Washington University (St. Louis), and the Brookings Institution. She holds a Master of Science (MSc) degree and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree from the London School of Economics.

Recent Publications:

Carol V. Evans, “A Vision for Future U.S.-India Intelligence Cooperation,” in Enhancing U.S.-India Strategic Cooperation,” eds., Chris Mason and Sumit Ganguly (Manchester, U.K.: The University of Manchester Press, April 2021).

Carol V. Evans, “Providing Stability and Deterrence: The US Army in INDOPACOM,” Parameters:  The U.S. Army War College Quarterly, Spring Issue, 2021.

Carol V. Evans, “Future Warfare: Weaponizing Critical Infrastructure,” Parameters:  The U.S. Army War College Quarterly, Summer Issue, 2020.

Christopher Ankersen, William G. Braun III, Ferry de Kerckhove, Carol V. Evans, Kathryn M. Fisher, Samit Ganguly, Anna Geis, Sara K. McGuire, Kim Richard Nossal, Ben Rowswell, and Stéfanie von Hlatky, “2019: A Changing International Order? Implications for the Security Environment (US Army War College Press, 2020).

Carol V. Evans, “The Economic Drivers Reshaping the International Security Landscape,” in A Changing World Order? Implications for the Security Environment, eds., William G. Braun, Stéfanie von Hlatky and Kim Richard Nossal (Kingston, ON: Centre for International and Defense Policy, forthcoming 2020).

As India’s Physical Borders Quiet Down, Its Virtual Ones Are Under Siege
By Sumit Ganguly and Carol Evans
Cyberattacks from China are on the rise, but the United States can help.
India has recently made news by agreeing to cease-fires at two of its disputed borders: one with China and one with Pakistan. But that doesn’t mean ...

Providing Stability and Deterrence:

Carol V. Evans, 2021
Regaining the military advantage in the Indo-Pacific region requires renewed thinking about the US military footprint there, particularly the role of the US Army. The Army’s deterrence and partnering capabilities will be best utilized by engaging its longrange and precision-strike capabilities in a regional “Ring of Fires” concept and further enhanced as part of a broader revitalization and expansion of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue.  Continue reading >>>

Future Warfare: Weaponizing Critical Infrastructure

Carol V. Evans, 2020
Adversaries are actively targeting US and NATO critical infrastructure, particularly energy, transportation, information, communications, and the defense industrial base sectors to undermine military capability, readiness, and force projection. In some cases, adversaries are penetrating the critical infrastructure of the United States and our allies to identify vulnerabilities for later exploitation, and in others critical infrastructure is being weaponized by Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea as a form of hybrid warfare.  Continue reading >>>