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Karl Pontus
Program Director, Graduate Applied Intelligence, Assistant Professor

Career Highlights

  • Swedish Defense University, Department of Military Studies, Adjunct Faculty
  • Office of the Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Swedish Foreign Liaison Officer, US Joint Staff J-7 IFDD Joint Staff J-7, International Force Development Division
  • Swedish Armed Forces – Royal Swedish Navy, Naval Officer, Commander, O-5 
  • European Union Naval Force, Staff Officer DJ3, Task Force 465, Operation Atalanta, Gulf of Aden – Horn of Africa – Arabian Sea – Indian Ocean 

Educational Review

  • 2018–2021, Salve Regina University, Doctoral Program in International Relations, ABD
  • 2007–2009, Salve Regina University, Master of Arts in International Relations
  • 2007–2008, United States Naval War College
  • 2006–2008, Swedish National Defense College
  • 2001–2002, Swedish National Defense College
  • 1997, Royal Swedish Naval War College
  • 1992–1993, Royal Swedish Naval Academy
  • 1993, Stockholm University

Research Interests

  • International relations, dissertation focusing on the Arctic
  • Intelligence Studies focusing on Russian New Generation Warfare
  • US National Security
  • Chinese politics and security policy
  • Russian politics and security policy

Courses Taught

  • RIAP 177: Introduction to Intelligence Studies
  • RIAP 250: Professional Communication
  • INTL 615: Contemporary Leadership in Intelligence