Dr. John R. Deni

Research Professor of Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) Security Studies

JOHN R. DENI is a Research Professor of Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) Security Studies at the U.S. Army War College’s (USAWC) Strategic Studies Institute (SSI). He is also an adjunct lecturer at the American University’s School of International Service. Previously, he worked for 8 years as a political advisor to senior U.S. military commanders in Europe. Prior to that, he spent 2 years as a strategic planner specializing in U.S. security cooperation and military-to-military relations. While working for the U.S. military in Europe, Dr. Deni was also an adjunct lecturer at Heidelberg University’s Institute for Political Science—there, he taught graduate and undergraduate courses on U.S. foreign and security policy, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), European security, and alliance theory and practice. With degrees from the College of William & Mary, American University, and George Washington University, Dr. Deni has spoken at conferences and symposia throughout Europe and North America. He is the author, editor, or co-editor of seven books, including NATO and Article 5, along with authoring several peer-reviewed monographs and journal articles.

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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (Re)Engagement on Energy Security: Managing Unmet Expectations,” in John R. Deni, ed.,New Realities: Energy Security in the 2010s and Implications for the U.S. Military, U.S. Army War College Press, 2014.  

An Intergovernmental Approach to Energy Security: The Role of NATO” in New Realities: Energy Security in the 2010s and Implications for the U.S. Military, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, February 2015 

Security Threats, American Pressure, and the Role of Key Personnel: How NATO’s Defence Planning Process is Alleviating the Burden-Sharing Dilemma, Strategic Studies Institute peer-reviewed monograph, U.S. Army War College Press, October 2020. 

Geostrategic Net Estimate: The United States and the Transatlantic Relationship,” Parameters, vol. 50, no. 2, Summer 2020, pp. 19-26. 

Rotational Deployments vs. Forward Stationing: How Can the Army Achieve Assurance and Deterrence Efficiently and Effectively? Strategic Studies Institute peer-reviewed monograph, U.S. Army War College Press, August 2017. 

Modifying America’s Forward Presence in Eastern Europe,” Parameters, vol. 46, no. 1, Spring 2016, pp. 35-42. 

Military Engagement and Forward Presence: Down but Not Out as Tools to Shape and Win, Strategic Studies Institute peer-reviewed monograph, U.S. Army War College Press, January 2016. 

The Real Rebalancing: American Diplomacy and the Tragedy of President Obama’s Foreign Policy, Strategic Studies Institute peer-reviewed monograph, October 2015. 

Beyond Information Sharing: NATO and the Foreign Fighter Threat,” Parameters, vol. 45, no. 2, Summer 2015, pp. 47-60. 

NATO’s New Trajectories after the Wales Summit,” Parameters, vol. 44, no. 3, Autumn 2014. 

The Future of American Landpower: Does Forward Presence Still Matter? The Case of the Army in the Pacific, Strategic Studies Institute peer-reviewed monograph, U.S. Army War College Press, June 2014. 

NATO Missile Defense and European Phased Adaptive Approach: The Implications of Burden-Sharing and the Underappreciated Role of the U.S. ArmyStrategic Studies Institute peer-reviewed monograph, U.S. Army War College Press, October 2013. 

Strategic Landpower in the Indo-Asia-Pacific,” Parameters, vol. 43, no. 3, Autumn 2013, pp. 77-86. 

 The Future of American Landpower: Does Forward Presence Still Matter? The Case of the Army in Europe, Strategic Studies Institute peer-reviewed monograph, U.S. Army War College Press, October 2012. 

After COVID-19: American Landpower in Transatlantic Context,” SSI Commentary, May 1, 2020. 

Making Good on the NSS and NDS: Competing with Russia in Europe and Beyond,” Strategic Studies Institute, March 20, 2018. 

Is the European Union Really That Important to U.S. Security Interests?” Strategic Studies Institute, March 19, 2017. 

An EU Military Headquarters: A Cure in Search of an Illness?” Strategic Studies Institute, November 14, 2016.  

The Strategic Implications of Brexit,” Strategic Studies Institute: Strategic Insights, June 24, 2016. 

Balancing The Joint Force: Defense and Military Challenges Through 2020,” Strategic Studies Institute, March 11, 2014.