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Dr. Michael J. Mazarr

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MICHAEL J. MAZARR is Legislative Assistant and Chief Writer in the office of Rep. Dave McCurdy (D-OK). Dr. Mazarr holds A.B. and M.A. degrees from Georgetown University and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland School of Public Affairs. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Georgetown University National Security Studies Program, and he served in the U.S. Naval Reserve for seven years as an intelligence officer. Before coming into the House, Dr. Mazarr was a Senior Fellow in International Studies, where he directed a number of major projects. He has authored five books, edited five anthologies, and published a number of scholarly articles.

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SSI books and monographs by Dr. Michael J. Mazarr

  • Mastering the Gray Zone: Understanding a Changing Era of Conflict

    December 02, 2015

    Authored by Dr. Michael J. Mazarr.
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    This study examines the growing use of “gray zone” campaigns and techniques to achieve national goals. It assesses the character of these challenges, offers a number of hypotheses to help understand their strategic implications, and makes policy recommendations to deal with these increasingly important forms of statecraft.

  • The Revolution in Military Affairs: A Framework for Defense Planning

    June 01, 1994

    Authored by Dr. Michael J. Mazarr.
    Dr. Michael J. Mazarr argues that the current revolution in military affairs is part of a larger sociopolitical transformation. The new technologies both propelling and resulting from this transformation are having a profound impact on warfare. Dr. Mazarr urges military and civilian strategists, planners, and decisionmakers to think about armed conflict in ways so novel that those used to dealing