Dr. Douglas E. Streusand is Professor of International Relations at the Command and Staff College, where he has taught since 2005. He has also been Adjunct Professor at the Institute of World Politics since 2006. He received his B.A. in History from Duke University in 1976 and his Ph.D. in Islamic History from the University of Chicago in 1987. His research and teaching interests straddle the historical and the contemporary. He has written two books, The Formation of the Mughal Empire and Islamic Gunpowder Empires: Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals, also published in Turkish, and co-edited a third, The Grand Strategy that Won the Cold War: Architecture of Triumph. His articles have appeared in The Encyclopedia of Islam, The Encyclopedia of World History, Conflict and Conquest in the Islamic World: A Historical Encyclopedia, and Middle East Quarterly. He has also contributed chapters to Globalization and Maritime Power and Getting Ready for a Nuclear Ready Iran.
Dr. Streusand has previously taught the University of Maryland and American Military University and been Public Affairs Fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace, Visiting Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, and Senior Fellow at the U.S. Global Strategy Council. He ran a discussion group on national security issues, the Global Strategy Seminar, from 1997 to 2005. He is an active member of the Society for Military History, the World History Association, and the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa.