Dr. Donald J. Stoker


Dr. Donald Stoker was Professor of Strategy and Policy for the US Naval War College’s Monterey Program at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, from 1999 until 2017. In 2016, he was a Fellow of the Changing Character of War Programme at the University of Oxford’s Pembroke College. In 2017-2018, he was a Visiting Fellow and Distinguished Diplomatic Academy Fulbright Professor of Political Science at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, Austria.

The author or editor of 11 books, his Carl von Clausewitz: His Life and Work (Oxford University Press, 2014), is on the British Army professional reading list. His The Grand Design: Strategy and the US Civil War, 1861-1865 (Oxford University Press, 2010), won the prestigious Fletcher Pratt Award, was a Main Selection of the History Book Club, and is on the US Army Chief of Staff’s reading list. He has published two books on the arms trade and four on military and police advising, and his Why America Loses Wars: Limited War and American Strategy From Korea to the Present will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2019. Donald serves on the editorial boards of the journals Small Wars & Insurgencies and Defense & Security Analysis, and is the co-editor of Helion & Company’s Modern Military History book series. He is currently writing American Grand Strategy, 1775-2020 for Basic Books and is a Senior Fellow at Atlas Organization in Washington, DC.

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