- School of International Affairs
Dr. Robert Kennedy joined the Georgia Tech faculty as a Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs in 1989. His research focus is American foreign and defense policy, national intelligence, European security issues, and decision-making and crisis management. Dr. Kennedy has served as Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of National Security Studies at the U.S. Army War College, and Civilian Deputy Commandant of the NATO Defense College in Rome. From November 1997 until December 2002, Professor Kennedy served as Director of the Marshall European Center in Garmish-Partenkirchen, Germany. Among his lastest works are Of Knowledge and Power: the Complexities of National Intelligence (Praeger 2008), The Road to War: Congress' Historic Abdication of Responsibility (Praeger 2010), “The Elements of Strategic Thinking” in Gabriel Marcella, ed. Teaching Strategy: Challenge and Response (2010), “National Security Reform: 12 Central Questions for Responding to the Security Challenges of the 21st Century,” in Robin Dorff and Volker Franke, eds., Conflict Management and “Whole of Government:" Useful Tools for U.S. National Security Strategy? (2012), and "The Nature and Demands of Smart Power," forthcoming (2013). He is recipient of the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joint Distinguished Civilian Service Award, the Pentru Merit, Commander, awarded by the President of Romania, and Doctor Honoris Cause, National Defense Academy, Bulgaria. He also has been elected Academician and Permanent Member of the Academy and awarded Honorary Diploma with title of Professor, Academy of Security, Defense, and Law Enforcement, Russian Federation. Professor Kennedy serves on a number of editorial and advisory boards in Europe.
- Weapons and Security
- National Intelligence
- National Strategy
- Presidential Power
- INTA-1200: American Government
- INTA-3110: U.S. Foreign Policy
- INTA-3111: U.S. Defense Policy
- INTA-4500: INTA Pro-Seminar
- INTA-6111: US Foreign Secur Strat
- Nuclear Winter, War Prevention, and the Nuclear Deterrent"
- Of Knowledge and Power: The Complexities of National Intelligence
- Strategies, Alliances, and Military Power: Changing Roles.
- The Defense of the West: Strategic and European Security Issues Reappraised
- The Road to War: Congress’ Historic Abdication of Responsibility
- U.S. Policy Toward the Soviet Union: A Long-Term Perspective 1987-2000
- Is One Person's Terrorist Another's Freedom Fighter? Western and Islamic Approaches to 'Just War' Compared
In: TERRORISM AND POLITICAL VIOLENCE
- "US Security on the Southern Flank: Interests - Challenges - Responses"
- International Leadership in an Era of Detente" and "Nonconsonant Detente and NATO"
- “Euro-Atlantic Security Arrangements; What is in Place; Models for the Future: An American View”
- “National Security Reform: 12 Central Questions for Responding to the Security Challenges of the 21st Century”
- “The Complexities of Intelligence”
- “The Elements of Strategic Thinking”
- “The Nature and Demands of Smart Power”
- “Ukraine’s Security and the Atlantic Community”
- National Security Reform: 12 Central Questions for Responding to the Security Challenges of the 21st Century
On April 22, 2010, the Bush School of Government and Public Service and the U.S. Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute co-sponsored a colloquium in Washington, DC, on a midterm assessment of leadership and national security reform in the Obama administration. Panelists included experts from the Project on National Security Reform; the Foreign Policy Research Institute; the Hudson Institute; the Council on Foreign Relations; the Reserve Officers Association; the American Security Project; and Creative Associates International, Inc. The colloquium theme focused on the need for advancing the research and study of national security reform by engaging the invited participants to share their expertise on ways to develop a deeper awareness and understanding of the reform issues facing the U.S. Government. Three panels of national security experts discussed: "Assessing National Security Reform"; "Legislative Imperatives"; and, "Assessing National Security Reform-The Way Forward." This book includes a summary of the panelists' presentations, along with chapters written after the colloquium to further address and to assess the effectiveness and the near-term potential for Obama administration's national security reform initiatives.
- Potential Tradeoffs for US Nonproduction of Reduced Blast/Enhanced Radiation Weapons.
- "The Quantitative Balance: A Qualitative Assessment"
- Army Environment 1985-1995.
- "On Measuring the Strategic Balance"
- Allied TNF Distribution Analysis.
- Army Strategic Appraisal 1979-1986.
- Tactical Nuclear Weapons and Precision Weaponry.
- An Analysis of International Crises and Army Involvement (Historical Appraisal) 1945-1974.
- Projected International Crises and Army Involvement 1975-1985.
- "Arms Control and National Security"
- "Perspectives on Helsinki II”
- "Precision ATGMs and NATO Defense,
- "Soviet Theater Nuclear Forces: Implications for NATO Defense"
- "The Cruise Missile and the Strategic Balance"
- "The Evolving Strategic Environment"
- "The Strategic Balance in Transition: Interpreting Changes in US-USSR Weapons Levels"
- Alternative Strategies for a Response to Warsaw Pact Chemical Operations.
- An Analysis of Key Assumptions Behind Army Force Planning
- Central Region Defense Proposal.
- Global Media & the National Security Paradigm
- National Security Review.
- New Weapons Technologies: Implications for Defense Policy,
- Organizational Seams and the NATO Northern Flank: An Assessment of the Creation of AFNORTHWEST.
- SALT: The Problems of Arms Control
- Soviet Theater Nuclear Capabilities,
- Terrorism and Political Violence
- The Development of Economic Regionalism and Concurrent Security Institutions Among the States of the Northwest Pacific and Linkages to the New International Cooperative System,
- The Future of the TRIAD
- The Role of the Military in the Caribbean Basin.
- Unlawful practices sour intelligence”
- Warning for National Response in the 21st Century.
- “Educating Leaders for the 21st Century - A Snapshot of the Marshall Center for Security Studies,
- “Neocon policy a source of insecurity