Major Mike Rosol is an Assistant Professor in International Relations and the course director for the core international relations course required of all West Point Cadets. Major Rosol has served as an Armor and Cavalry Officer and is currently serving as an Army Strategist (FA59). He has served at tactical positions from a Tank Platoon Leader to Cavalry Squadron staff officer and Airborne Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop Commander. He has deployed to Iraq three times, with both the 82nd Airborne Division and the 1st Cavalry Division. A 2001 graduate of the United States Military Academy, he holds an MA in Political Science (ABD) from the University of Chicago. Major Rosol is currently working on a PhD dissertation examining strategic change at the theater level by conventional militaries facing unconventional opponents and is a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations.
“Should the United States Maintain a Strong Leadership Role in Foreign Affairs?” in Handler, Scott P. and Suzanne C. Nielsen, eds. Taking Sides: Clashing Views in American Foreign Policy, 6th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2013. (edited chapter in electronic book with introduction and selected readings)
conference papers AND invited workshop presentations
“Conventional Militaries in Counterinsurgency Intervention: A Threat Based Theory of Campaign Plan Design,” Presented in April 2013 to the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) and in August 2013 to the Annual meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA).
“Conventional Militaries in Unconventional Wars: Adaptation and Innovation at the Campaign Plan Level,” Presented in November 2012 to the Program on International Security Policy, The University of Chicago.
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