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Department of Political and Strategic Studies


The Department of Political and Strategic Studies' faculty teach on all courses at the college and has an active research output, with several of its scholars attending academic conferences and partaking in strategy formulation at the national and European levels.

In particular, the department is responsible for teaching Module 2 (Critical Thinking and Communication), Module 4 (International Security), Module 5 (International Law) and several electives on the Joint Command and General Staff Course and Civil Servants Course, as well as all of the strategic-level modules for the Higher Command Studies Course and some components of the Master's Degree. The department also works with the Civil Servants Course and the Senior Leaders’ Course.

The department has nine members of faculty, who have been published widely in the fields of international relations, international security, European and Baltic security, strategic affairs, military issues, armed conflict, international law and international history.



Mr. James Rogers

Director of Department


Dr. Douglas Ford

Lecturer, Military History and Strategic Planning


Dr. Matus Halas

Lecturer, Strategic Studies


Mr. Olavi Jänes

Lecturer, International Law Studies


Dr. Asta Maskaliūnaitė

Lecturer, War and Conflict Studies


Mr. Hannes Möllits

Lecturer, International Relations


Ms. Triin Ott

Academic Assistant


Dr. Kristina Prišmantaitė

Lecturer, Defence and Cyber Studies


Mrs. Triinu Soomere

Lecturer, Critical Thinking and Communication


Dr. Viljar Veebel

Fellow on Russian Strategic and Military Studies


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