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Matthew Crosston

Full-Time Associate Professor, Security and Global Studies

Education

Ph.D. in Political Science
Brown University
M.A. in Slavonic and East European Studies
University of London

Positions Held

2017 - Present
Institute of National Security Studies
Senior Research Fellow
2017 - Present
Research Institute for European and American Studies
Senior Advisor, Board of Directors
2016 - Present
North Carolina State University
Member, Leadership Council
2016 - Present
China Eurasia Council for Political and Strategic Research
Senior Advisor, Board of Directors
2016 - Present
St. John's University
External Review and Assessment Expert
2015 - Present
Russian International Affairs Council
Political Blog Analyst

Intellectual Contributions

Is the Shadow of Steve Bannon Damaging US National Security?

Matthew D Crosston
October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 13, 2017
InHomelandSecurity.com

The Perils of President CEO: 7 Reasons Why Business Icons Don’t Make Great Presidents

Matthew D Crosston
September 18, 2017
ModernDiplomacy.eu

The Real Estate Cold War: Russia and America Fighting over “Parity”

Matthew D Crosston
September 1, 2017
ModernDiplomacy.eu

Recipe for a Coup: Pulling a Reverse Machiavelli

Matthew D Crosston
July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 28, 2017
ModernDiplomacy.eu

The Death of Civil Discourse

Matthew D Crosston
July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 1, 2017
ModernDiplomacy.eu

The Grand Cyber Spy Game: Russia, America, and China Stealing the World One Byte at a Time

Matthew D Crosston
May 27, 2017
ModernDiplomacy.eu

The Diplomatique Internationale of Seinfeld

Matthew D Crosston
May 1, 2017
ModernDiplomacy.eu

• THAAD, MAD, BAD, Parts I-IV: The Battle of Competing Narratives in the South China Sea

Matthew D Crosston
April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2017
Journal of Rising Powers

The Millenials’ war: dilemmas of network dependency in today’s military

Matthew D Crosston
April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 3, 2017
Defense & Security Analysis

The Bully Brothers: Why the World should be Happy about a Fake Cold War

Matthew D Crosston
February 17, 2017
ModernDiplomacy.eu

‘Alternative Facts’ and Forced Migration: America, Muslim Countries, and the Refugee Crisis

Matthew D Crosston
January (1st Quarter/Winter) 30, 2017
ModernDiplomacy.eu

The Davos Gauntlet: Xi vs. Trump over the Future of the World

Matthew D Crosston
January (1st Quarter/Winter) 27, 2017
ModernDiplomacy.eu

No victory for Putin: The Trump dossier scandal

Matthew D Crosston
January (1st Quarter/Winter) 20, 2017
ModernDiplomacy.eu

The MacGuffin Presidency

Matthew D Crosston
January (1st Quarter/Winter) 12, 2017
ModernDiplomacy.eu

Demonizing Moscow

Matthew D Crosston
January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2, 2017
International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence

The Fight for Cyber Thoreau: Distinguishing Virtual Disobedience from Digital Destruction

Matthew D Crosston
January (1st Quarter/Winter) 01, 2017
IGI Global

Aleppo: A Global Village of Idiots

Matthew D Crosston
December 27, 2016
ModernDiplomacy.eu

Manufactured Bogeyman: Trump, Mainstream Media, and Russian Hacking

Matthew D Crosston
December 17, 2016
ModernDiplomacy.eu

• Modi Around the Neighborhood: Foreign Policy Challenges Facing India’s Future

Matthew D Crosston
May 01, 2016
Bloomsbury India

SPYMKR-PCEMKR: The Possible Future of American-Iranian-Saudi Triangulation

Matthew D Crosston
April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 26, 2016
ModernDiplomacy.eu

The Tyranny of the 1%: The Illusion of Overcoming Terror

Matthew D Crosston
March 23, 2016
ModernDiplomacy.eu

Bringing Non-Western Cultures and Conditions into Comparative Intelligence Perspectives: India, Russia, and China

Matthew D Crosston
January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2, 2016
International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence

• World War Z: Why Russia Fights DAESH Zealots

Matthew D Crosston
December 1, 2015
E-International Relations

The March of Huntington’s Martyrs: What the REAL Clash of Civilizations Is

Matthew D Crosston
November 16, 2015
ModernDiplomacy.eu

Censorship or saving grace? Academic Scholarship and Intelligence Vetting

Matthew D Crosston
October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 26, 2015
ModernDiplomacy.eu

Russia's Ambivalence About Stalin

Matthew D Crosston
October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2, 2015
International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence

Dethroning the ‘Dollar Dictatorship’

Matthew D Crosston
September 26, 2015
ModernDiplomacy.eu

China and Russia: Cyber Cousins but not Cyber Brothers

Matthew D Crosston
August 26, 2015
ModernDiplomacy.eu

• Diplomatic Counterterrorist Deterrence: Moving Beyond Military Means

Matthew D Crosston
July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2015
Air and Space Power Journal

The Silk Road Superhighway: Kazakh Transportation as Geopolitics

Matthew D Crosston
June 23, 2015
ModernDiplomacy.eu

Hammer and Nail: Spinning War from Peace in Iran’s Nuke Deal

Matthew D Crosston
June 2, 2015
ModernDiplomacy.eu

The False Diplomacy of Torture

Matthew D Crosston
May 21, 2015
ModernDiplomacy.eu

Jihadi Janes and Johns: The Seduction of the Islamic State for ‘Westerners’

Matthew D Crosston
May 9, 2015
ModernDiplomacy.eu

The Price of Paris: Oppression and Intolerance in the Free World

Matthew D Crosston
May 6, 2015
ModernDiplomacy.eu

 EU vs. Google: When Goliath Pretends to be David

Matthew D Crosston
May 4, 2015
ModernDiplomacy.eu

The American Drone ‘Apartheid’: Global Reactions to U.S. Technical Dominance

Matthew D Crosston
April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 30, 2015
ModernDiplomacy.eu

America’s Lost Generation: Russian ‘Expertise’ within Generation X

Matthew D Crosston
April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 26, 2015
ModernDiplomacy.eu

Soft Spying: Leveraging Globalization as Proxy Military Rivalry

Matthew D Crosston
January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2, 2015
International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence

Phreak the Speak: The Flawed Communications within Cyber Intelligentsia

Matthew D Crosston
2014
Springer Berlin Heidelberg

• Cold War and Ayatollah Residues: Syria as a Chessboard for Russia, Iran, and the United States

Matthew D Crosston
January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2014
Strategic Studies Quarterly

Improving intelligence analysis: bridging the gap between scholarship and practice, by Stephen Marrin

Matthew D Crosston
January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2, 2014
Journal of Intelligence History

The Pluto of International Organizations: Micro-Agendas, IO Theory, and Dismissing the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Matthew D Crosston
July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2013
Comparative Strategy

• Duqu’s Dilemma: The Ambiguity Assertion and the Futility of Sanitized Cyber War

Matthew D Crosston
May 2013
Journal of Military and Strategic Affairs

• Defeat the Tweet? Social Media, Grassroots Dissent, and Authoritarian Co-optation

Matthew D Crosston
October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2012
Journal of Conflict Transformation and Security

• Hard Power in a Soft Package: The ‘True’ Conservatism of Obama Leadership in Foreign Policy

Matthew D Crosston
January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2012
Journal of Global Analysis

• Virtual Patriots and a New American Cyber Strategy: Breaking the Zero-sum Game

Matthew D Crosston
January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2012
Strategic Studies Quarterly

• Problems of Perspective: The IC and Academia

Matthew D Crosston
December 2011
Homeland Security Today

• World Gone Cyber M.A.D: How Mutually Assured Debilitation is the Best Hope for Cyber-deterrence

Matthew D Crosston
April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2011
Strategic Studies Quarterly

Neoconservative democratization in theory and practice: Developing democrats or raising radical Islamists?

Matthew D Crosston
March 2009
International Politics

• Fighting Terror and Spreading Democracy: When Theory and Practice Collide

Matthew D Crosston
November 01, 2008
Rodopi

Compromising coalitions and duplicitous diplomacy: US support for Tajikistan after 9/11 and its security implications

Matthew D Crosston
June 2008
Central Asian Survey

Building New Democrats or New Bin Ladens? The US Illusion of Spreading Democracy and Fighting Terrorism

Matthew D Crosston
December 13, 2007
Democracy and Security

• The Hizb ut-Tahrir in Central Asia: How America Misreads Islamist Threats

Matthew D Crosston
September 2007
Middle East Review of International Affairs

Shadow Separatism: Implications for Democratic Consolidation

Stefan Hedlund, Matthew D Crosston
2006
Slavic Review

Fostering Fundamentalism: Terrorism, Democracy and American Engagement in Central Asia

Matthew D Crosston
September 2006
Ashgate

• Gaining Advantage: Comparing the Founding Legal Documents of Russian Federalism

Matthew D Crosston
October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2004
Sudebnik: Law Review of the Vinogradoff Institute

• Towards A Brief History of Autonomy: Bilateral Treaties Within the Russian Federation

Matthew D Crosston
April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2004
Sudebnik: Law Review of the Vinogradoff Institute

Presentations

21st Century Weapons, 20th Century Strategy: Analyzing the Russian Military Today

Advanced Operations Law Center
September 2017

The Lost Generation: What Happened to Generation X Russian Experts?

26th Annual Russian-American Seminar
May 2017

Red Herring: How the U.S. is Getting Russia Wrong

Omaha World Affairs Council
May 2017

Dollars over Deities? India’s Strategic Engagement with the Middle East

Modi and His Neighborhood: India in the 21st Century
September 2016

Fragile Friendships: Partnerships between the Academy and Intelligence

International Studies Association Global Conference
March 2016

The Vagina Diatribes: Gender Oppression, Radical Islam, and Failed American Countermeasures

International Studies Association Global Conference
March 2016

The Caspian Project: Turning Analytical Thinking into Published Student Scholarship

American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference
February 2016

~ The Inverted Classroom: Bringing F2F Elements into the Online Classroom

American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference
February 2016

Failure to Launch: Analyzing the Emergence of post-9/11 Intelligence Degree Programs

International Studies Association Global Conference
February 2015

Nemesis: Cold War Pathologies and Keeping Russia an Enemy

International Studies Association Global Conference
February 2015

Intelligence Cultures vs. Conditions: Examining Non-Western Approaches to Intelligence Prioritization

ISSS-ISAC Conference
November 2014

Soft Spying: Leveraging Globalization as Proxy Military Rivalry

International Studies Association Global Conference
March 2014

Taco Bell Ethics: Drones, Rules of Engagement, and the Strange Ethics of Techno-war

International Studies Association Global Conference
February 2014

Occam’s Follies: Real and Imagined Biases Hindering Intelligence Studies

ISSS-ISAC Conference
October 2013

Cold War and Ayatollah Residues: How ‘Anti-Americanism’ Does Not Explain Russian and Iranian Positions in Syria

Association for the Study of Nationalities Global Conference
April 2013

~ Dragons and Tigers and Bears, Oh My: Chinese, Indian, and Russian Intelligence Constructs in Comparative Perspective

International Studies Association Global Conference
April 2013

The Pluto of IOs: Micro-agendas, IO Theory, and Dismissing the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

ISSS-ISAC Conference
October 2012

Virtual Patriots: Jus ad Cyber Bellum and the Need for New Ethics in Cyber Deterrence

International Studies Association Global Conference
April 2012

~ Spies Don’t Tweet: Why Social Media is an Exclusively Grassroots Tool

International Studies Association Global Conference
April 2012

Problems in Theories of Cyber Dominance: Focus on the Middle East

Special Invitee of the Kay Fellow
October 2011

Hard Power in a Soft Package: Obama-talk and Bush-walk on the Global Stage

International Studies Association Global Conference
March 2011

World Gone Cyber M.A.D: How ‘Mutually Assured Debilitation’ is the Best Hope for Cyber Deterrence

ISSS-ISAC Conference
October 2010

Betting on Bismarck: Violent Liberalism and the Flaw of Neoconservative Democratization

Southern Political Science Association Conference
January 2007

Wonka Vision: The Dangers of Divergence When Fighting Terror and Spreading Democracy

Oxford Roundtable of Global Security
August 2006

Creating New Bin Ladens: US Foreign Policy in Central Asia

Southern Political Science Association Conference
January 2006

Media Contributions

"LOYALTY IS THE LAW: Shia Unrest in Bahrain"

The Balkans Post
December 09, 2017
Internet

The "Hermit Kingdom" of North Korea and its Nuclear Weapons Threat

InHomelandSecurity.com
November 7, 2017
Social Media - Podcast

The Death of Civil Discourse

ModernDiplomacy.eu Sound Cloud
July 10, 2017
Social Media - Podcast

Jihad and the American Dream

ModernDiplomacy.eu Sound Cloud
June 23, 2017
Social Media - Podcast

Manchester and the Tyranny of the 1%: The Illusion of Overcoming Terror

ModernDIplomacy.eu Sound Cloud
June 10, 2017
Social Media - Podcast

Loggerheads: Trump and the American Intelligence Community

ModernDiplomacy.eu Sound Cloud
May 20, 2017
Social Media - Podcast

The Lost Generation: What Happened to Generation X Russian Experts?

St. Petersburg State University, Russia
May 11, 2017
Social Media - Podcast

Dollars Over Deities: India’s Strategy to Outflank Pakistan through the Gulf Cooperation Council

ModernDiplomacy.eu Sound Cloud
May 5, 2017
Social Media - Podcast

The Lost Generation (Потерянное Поколение Х: Почему Америка не Работает с Россией)

Grazhdanskie sili.ru
April 2017
Internet

The New Fake Cold War

ModernDiplomacy.eu Sound Cloud
April 28, 2017
Social Media - Podcast

9/11 Envy: How the Islamic State Overcame Al Qaeda Peer Pressure

ModernDiplomacy.eu Sound Cloud
April 22, 2017
Social Media - Podcast

The Great NATO Mistake – How American Urban Planning Could Have Saved Europe

ModernDiplomacy.eu Sound Cloud
April 19, 2017
Social Media - Podcast

North Korea – The Symbolic Conflict Ad Nauseam

ModernDiplomacy.eu Sound Cloud
April 15, 2017
Social Media - Podcast

Emirates Intelligence – Covert UAE Triangulation

ModernDiplomacy.eu Sound Cloud
April 11, 2017
Social Media - Podcast

Trump and the Tomahawks

April 7, 2017
Social Media - Podcast

The Gambia: African Intelligence Run Amok and Prospects for Future Reform

Intelnews.org
February 2017
Internet

A Persian Gulf Meat Grinder: The Unfortunate Plight of Yemen

MuslimPress.com
November 2016
Internet

The Deadly and Disappointing Status Quo in Russian-American Relations

Rethinking Russia - International Analytic Center, Moscow
August 2016
Internet

The Yemen Crisis Geostrategically: Interview with Dr. Matthew Crosston

Alwaght News and Javanonline.ir (in English and Farsi)
April 2016
Internet

The Intelligence Community and American Academia

Veterans Today
June 2014
Internet

Certifications and Licensure

October 10, 2017
CITI - Social & Behavioral Research - Basic/Refresher
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)

Awards & Honors

2017
Special speech invitation - Russian national security perspectives, Advanced Operations Law Conference
United States Strategic Command
2017
Virtual Patriots, selected for inclusion in 10th anniversary commemorative issue
Strategic Studies Quarterly
2016
Special 2-day seminar invitation - Russian-American Relations
97th Intelligence Squadron
2016
The Grand Cyber Spy Game, #1 article for all of 2016
ModernDiplomacy.eu
2015
Invited Speech - Countering Violent Extremism, Bureau of Intelligence and Research
U.S. Department of State
2015
Outstanding All-Faculty Research Award
Bellevue University
2014
Invited Speech - Effective and Disruptive Online Teaching, Oxford Education Research Symposium
Oxford University
2014
Invited Speech – Defense Intelligence Agency Senior Advisory Board
Intelligence Community Centers of Academic Excellence
2014
National Chapter, International Security and Intelligence Studies
Order of the Sword & Shield National Security National Honor Society
2013
Commander’s Coin for Integrity, Service, and Excellence, Offutt Air Force Base
97th Intelligence Squadron
2013
Outstanding Instructor Award
International Association for Intelligence Education
2012
Approved, Institutional Membership in IAFIE, International Security and Intelligence Studies Program
International Association for Intelligence Education
2012
International Security Studies Section Best Graduate Student Paper Committee
International Studies Association
2010
Managing Partner/Point of Contact, Great Plains National Security Education Consortium, Bellevue University
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
2006
Artinian Award
Southern Political Science Association
2006
Oxford Round Table, Global Security Division, Harris Manchester College
Oxford University
2006
Political Science Distinguished Professor Award, Pi Sigma Alpha
Clemson University
2005
Grant, Undergraduate Research, Discovery, and Creative Activity Initiative
Clemson University
2003
Donner Canadian Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship
University of Toronto
2002
Belfer Family Graduate Fellowship in Public Policy
Brown University
2001
Hon. W. Randolph Burgess Fellowship in International Affairs
Brown University
1999
Dissertation Travel Award, Watson Institute for International Studies
Brown University
1993
Pasternak Prize for excellence in Russian Studies
Colgate University
1991
National Exchange Scholar, American Collegiate Consortium
Middlebury College