Political Science and International Studies
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

José de Arimatéia da Cruz

José de Arimatéia da Cruz
Professor

Professor of International Relations and International Studies
Georgia Southern University
Department of Political Science & International Studies
Research Professor U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute
Research Fellow Brazil Research Unit Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA)

  • Ph.D. Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (Political Science. Majors: International Relations and Comparative Politics; Minor: International Communications
    Dissertation: “The Roots of Brazil’s Armament Industry, 1964-1980:
    National Security Doctrine, Corporatism, and Responsible Developmental Pragmatism.”

    Dissertation Director: Dr. Jeanne A. K. Hey, Professor of Political Science/International Studies
  • Master in Public Health (MPH Public Health Generalist) Georgia Southern University, Savannah, GA (Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies, 2018)
  • M.A. Professional Communication & Leadership Armstrong State University, Savannah, Georgia (Degree Awarded: Summer 2015)
  • M.S. Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Georgia (Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Cyber Affairs & Security; Degree Awarded: May 2012)
  • Certificate of Cyber Security (Cyber Affairs & Security; Certificate Awarded: May 2011), Cyber Security Research Institute at Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Georgia.
  • M.A. Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (Political Science/Political Philosophy; Degree Awarded: August 1992)
  • B.A. Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio (Philosophy; Degree Awarded: August 1991)

Research & Teaching Interests:

Latin American and African Foreign Policy
Latin American and African National Security
Latin American Media and Politics
North-South Relations: Drug Trafficking & Transnational Organized Crime
Women and Politics in Latin America & Africa
Civil-Military Relations in Latin America & Africa
National Security and Cyber Security
Global Cyber Security
Human Aspects of Cyber Security

Current Research:

José de Arimatéia da Cruz, “International Relations in a State of Flux: Rising Powers, New Challenges.” Forthcoming, Marine Corps University Press (MCUP).

José de Arimatéia da Cruz and Joshua Kohler da Cruz, “Drugs, Law Enforcement, and the U.S.: Is the “Third Board” Still Relevant to the U.S.’s Strategic Interests?” Forthcoming, Law Enforcement Executive Forum.

José de Arimatéia da Cruz and Travis Howard, “The Feet of the Masters: Lessons on Irregular Cyber Warfare,” Small Wars Journal, available at http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/feet-masters-lessons-irregular-cyber-warfare

John P. Sullivan, José de Arimatéia da Cruz and Robert Bunker, “Third Generation Gangs Strategic Note No. 10: Military Takes Control of Policing in Rio de Janeiro,” Small Wars Journal, 23 February 2018, available at http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/third-generation-gangs-strategic-note-no-10-military-takes-control-of-policing-in-rio-de-ja

José de Arimatéia da Cruz, “The Strategic Relevance of Latin America in the United States’ National Security Strategy,” available at http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/index.cfm/articles/Strategic-Relevance-of-Latin-America/2018/03/14

John P. Sullivan, José de Arimatéia da Cruz and Robert J. Bunker, “Third Generation Gangs Strategic Note No. 9: Concerns About Potential Gang (PCC-Primeiro Comando da Capital & CV-Comando Vermelho) Influence on Upcoming Brazilian Elections,” Small Wars Journal, 25 January 2018; available at http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/third-generation-gangs-strategic-note-no-9

John P. Sullivan, José de Arimatéia da Cruz and Robert J. Bunker, “Third Generation Gangs Strategic Note No. 9: Concerns About Potential Gang (PCC-Primeiro Comando da Capital & CV-Comando Vermelho) Influence on Upcoming Brazilian Elections,” Small Wars Journal, 25 January 2018, available at http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/third-generation-gangs-strategic-note-no-9

José de Arimatéia da Cruz. “Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in the 21st Century: No Longer Just an Academic Endeavour,” Marine Corps University Press (MCUP), Vol. 8, No. 2 (2017): 99-109.

José de Arimatéia da Cruz, Robert Bunker, and John P. Sullivan, “Third Generation Gangs Strategic Note No. 6—Holy War in Rio’s Favelas: Bandidos Evengelicos (Evangelical Bandits), Small Wars Journal, available at http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/third-generation-gangs-strategic-note-no-6-holy-war-in-rio%E2%80%99s-favelas-bandidos-evang%C3%A9licos-e

José de Arimatéia da Cruz and Travis Howard, U.S. Navy, “Stay the Course: why Trump Must Build on Obama’s Cybersecurity Policy,” Information Security Journal: A Global Perspective, Vol. 26, Issue 6, 2017: 276-286.

José de Arimatéia da Cruz. “Brazil and Iran Diplomatic Relations,” Council on Hemispheric Affairs, available at http://www.coha.org/brazil-iran-strengthened-in-the-post-cold-war-international-systems-kerry-announces-the-monroe-doctrine-is-dead

José de Arimatéia da Cruz. “The Not-So-Marvelous City: The Socioeconomic Roots of Rio de Janeiro’s Violence,” Council on Hemispheric Affairs.

José de Arimatéia da Cruz. “Iran Finds Friends in Latin America,” La Voz Latina, July 2017: 51-52.

José de Arimatéia da Cruz and Travis Howard. “A Cyber Vulnerability Assessment of the U.S. Navy in the 21st Century.” Center for International Maritime Security.  http://cimsec.org/cyber-vulnerability-assessment-u-s-navy-21st-century/30405

José de Arimatéia da Cruz.“Iran in the Lands of the Incas,” available at https://warroom.armywarcollege.edu/articles/iran-lands-incas

Last updated: 12/15/2018

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