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Donald Abenheim

Associate Professor
National Security Affairs
Graduate School of International and Defense Studies

Phone: (831) 656-2208


Associated with DoD since 1975, US Army Europe civilian,
1982-1984, NPS professor since 1985, founder of CCMR,
Hoover Research Fellow 1988-2012
Other Experience
  • 1988 - 2014 Visiting Scholar/Resarch Fellow , Hoover Institute
  • 1982 - 1984 Civillian, Dept of the Army
  • 1976 - 1978 Archivist, Hoover Institute
Research Interests
History of War, European Security and Defense, Strategy and Military Organizations, Central European security and defense History of armed forces in Central Europe, the tradition of soldiers as a task of education and training, revival of geopolitical conflict in Europe in the 21st century
Teaching Interests
History of War
Civil-Military Relations
Statecraft and society in European Defense
German and Central European military institutions
NATO enlargement
History of Central Europe
War and Culture
Nazism and Fascism in the past and present
Civil Military Relations in historical perspective
Executive Education for FAOs.
US European relations
War and Culture
Nationalism in Central Europe
German strategy and diplomacy
Democratic defense in central and eastern Europe

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • 2004 member , Clausewitz Society, Hamburg, Germany