[As with all web sites this one is condemned to a Sisyphean fate, with updates doomed to obsolescence mere seconds after they are completed. The site is perpetually under construction, and I apologize for any dead links, missing files, etc. Please do drop me an email though, and I'll do my best to fix them.]

Last update: April 4, 2012

Email me: ctwomey "at" nps.edu


Welcome! Above are links to a few pages about my work.

Current and recent Positions

Naval Postgraduate School

  1. Associate Professor, Department of National Security Affairs, July 2011-present.

  2. Former Director, Center for Contemporary Conflict, 2007-9.

National Bureau of Asia Research

  1. Research Fellow, National Asia Research Program, 2010-present.

Recent Publications

The Military Lens: Doctrinal Difference and Deterrence Failure in Sino-American Relations, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2010.

“Asia’s Complex Strategic Environment: Nuclear Multipolarity and Other Dangers,” Asia Policy, 11 (January 2011): 51-78.

"Lacunae in the Study of Culture in International Security," Contemporary Security Policy, vol. 29, no. 2 (Aug 2008).

[For others, see Publications page]


Ph.D., Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004

M.P.I.A., Graduate School of International Relations & Pacific Studies, UC San Diego, 1993

B.A., Economics, UC San Diego, 1990

Christopher P. Twomey’s Homepage

Current Affiliations

  1. 2005-present

Former Institutions

Dept. of Political Science, Boston College, 2002-2004

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, 2001-2003

Massachusetts Institute of Technology