Brian Hasse

Visiting Scholar in International and Public Affairs
Areas of Expertise Ethics, US Foreign Policy
Areas of Interest Air Operations, Foreign Policy Analysis, Leadership and Ethics, Risk Management, Joint Military Operations


Commander Brian Hasse is a Military Professor of National Security Affairs teaching Foreign Policy Analysis at the United States Naval War College in Newport, RI. He is a career naval aviator with over 3000 hours in the FA-18. During the course of his career, he’s deployed six times aboard aircraft carriers conducting operations around the world and has flown over 90 combat missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and the Horn of Africa. Additionally, he has participated in multiple exercises in the Middle Eastern and Indo-Pacific Areas of Operation working with U.S. allies and partners to advance strategic initiatives. He has also served in multiple staff assignments, including a tour at the United States Northern Command, where he advised senior leaders on risk management strategies to enhance the resiliency of critical defense infrastructure and networks. Most recently, he served as the 62nd Commanding Officer of the “Fighting Redcocks” of Strike Fighter Squadron 22 in Lemoore, CA.


Commander Hasse’s research interests include rational choice theory, cognitive psychology, and automated decision-making tools, along with their impacts on national security and escalation dynamics.


National Security Decision Making — Foreign Policy Analysis, United States Naval War College

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The Watson Institute recently welcomed a new cohort to its Military Fellows Program for the 2023-2024 academic year. The six new fellows will spend the next year immersed in Watson's scholarly community, engaging with students and faculty, taking classes, giving special lectures, attending seminars and conducting research.
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