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David S. Yost
Distinguished Professor
Mail Code: NS/Yo
Department of National Security Affairs
School of International Graduate Studies
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-2579
Email: dyost (at)
PhD - USC, 1976
MS - USC, 1973
MA - USC, 1970
  • 1979-Present: Faculty Member, Department of National Security Affairs
  • 2004-2007 Senior Fellow, NATO Defense College, Rome.
  • 1996 - 1997 - Senior Fellow, Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace, United States Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C.
  • 1993 - 1994 - Visiting Professor and Research Associate, Centre des Hautes Etudes de l'Armement (CHEAr), Ecole Militaire, Paris
  • 1990 - 1991 - Fulbright Research Fellow, Institut Francais des Relations Internationales (IFRI), Paris, and Centre d'Etude des Relations entre Technologies et Strategies (CREST), Ecole Polytechnique, Paris
  • 1985 - 1985 - Special Assistant to the Director, Office of Net Assessment, Department of Defense, Washington, DC, under the auspices of a National Endowment for the Humanities/Council on Foreign Relations fellowship
  • U.S. foreign policy and U.S. national security policy, including net assessment and strategic analysis
  • nuclear strategy and deterrence
  • net assessment and strategic analysis
  • arms control, including measures affecting nuclear, chemical, and conventional forces
  • comparative politics and national security affairs in Western Europe, especially in Britain, France, Germany, and Italy
  • comparative strategic culture, including Russia and the United States
  • European security institutions, including NATO, the European Union, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and the United Nations
  • theories of international relations
  • U.S. policy regarding European security and European-American security relations
  • NATO's new roles in international peace and security
  • U.S. and other Western conceptions of arms control and their specific applications in international negotiations
  • alternative security arrangements for Europe, including potential roles of the European Union, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and other institutions
  • public opinion, political and strategic culture, and nuclear deterrence policies in Britain, France, Germany, and the United States
  • French defense policy, including nuclear and conventional force issues, relations with Germany, arms control, military-technical innovation, and overseas interventionary capabilities
  • Russian political-military policy regarding Europe
  • conventional arms control in Europe, including CSBMs and CFE
  • ballistic missile defense
  • potentially revolutionary changes in strategic affairs owing to the combination of new technologies, military organizations, and operational concepts
  • political philosophy, international relations theory, and international security
  • Selected to serve as a Senior Fellow, United States Institute of Peace, Washington, DC, 1996
  • Invited to be the first U.S. participant in the research and education programs of the Centre des Hautes Etudes de l'Armement, Ecole Militaire, Paris, 1993
  • Fulbright award nomination by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (and selection by the Board of Foreign Scholarships), 1990
  • Earhart Foundation research grant, 1986-1987
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars fellowship in the International Security Studies Program, 1986
  • NATO research fellowship, 1984-1985
  • National Endowment for the Humanities/International Affairs Fellowship, Council on Foreign Relations, 1984-1985
  • Member of the Board of Editors of Comparative Strategy
  • Member of professional societies such as the International Institute for Strategic Studies
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: (View an extended list)
  • Keywords: NATO, France, Nuclear Deterrence, US Natl Security Strategy, Intl Relations Theory

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