Dr Kamal Beyoghlow

February 12, 2017


Dr. Kamal A Beyoghlow is a Professor of Strategic Studies, International Politics, the Middle East, North Africa, and Islamic Studies at the National War College (NWC). He is also the Coordinator of the Arabic Cultural Literacy Program at NWC. Previously he served as Academic Chair and Professor of Terrorism and Counterterrorism (CT) at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) at the National Defense University. Dr. Beyoghlow was Professor of International Relations and National Security at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College from 1992 to 2004 where he also taught and directed courses on Islam and the Middle East and North Africa (including Southwest Asia), International Relations, WMD proliferation and counterproliferation, and terrorism and counterterrorism. He currently teaches Government classes at American University. He started his US Government career as a Political Analyst in 1983 with the US Army 4th Psychological Operations Group at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, where he worked on political issues with focus on the Greater Middle East and Iran. He worked in the Office of the US Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the US Department of State as a Foreign Affairs Officer in 1986. At State, he was responsible for initiating and implementing U.S. counter-terrorism policy for the Middle East and the Eastern Mediterranean, including Turkey, Greece, Malta, and Cyprus. Dr. Beyoghlow earned his undergraduate degree from San Diego State University, his Master's degree from Tufts University in cooperation with the Fletcher School of International Law and Diplomacy, and his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkley. His research interests focus on Political Islam and International Terrorism strategy and policy.