ADM James G. Stavridis, USN (Ret.)

Admiral James Stavridis is a retired four-star officer who led the NATO Alliance in global operations from 2009 to 2013 as Supreme Allied Commander with responsibility for Afghanistan, Libya, the Balkans, Syria, counter piracy, and cyber security. He served as Commander of U.S. Southern Command, with responsibility for all military operations in Latin America from 2006-2009. Admiral Stavridis earned a PhD in international relations and has published eleven books and hundreds of articles in leading journals around the world. Admiral Stavridis is Chair Emeritus of the U.S. Naval Institute Board, Vice Chair, Global Affairs, at The Carlyle Group, and Chair of the Board of the Rockefeller Foundation. His most recent book is The Sailor's Bookshelf: Fifty Books to know the Sea.

Articles by James Stavridis

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You Can’t ‘Zoom’ Trust

By Admiral James Stavridis, U.S. Navy (Retired)
August 2020
What are we giving up if we don't return to the office after COVID? A world in which face-to-face interaction becomes the exception rather than the norm?

Maritime Hybrid Warfare Is Coming

By Admiral James Stavridis, U.S. Navy (Retired)
December 2016
On a summer’s evening in the sweltering South China Sea, a coastal steamer of nearly 2,000 tons approaches a Vietnamese fishing fleet in the exclusive economic zone of Vietnam, some ...

What Are Young Leaders Reading?

By Admiral James Stavridis, U.S. Navy (Retired)
February 2016
People often ask what I am reading, and I love conversations that begin that way, as they offer the chance to not only enthusiastically expound on good books—something central to ...

Russia: Why Can't We Just Get Along?

By Admiral James G. Stavridis, U.S. Navy (Retired)
October 2014
The biggest disappointment of my four years at NATO was our failure to build a good working relationship with Russia. I came in with high hopes, believing that I could ...

Digitizing Proceedings

Admiral James G. Stavridis, U.S. Navy (Retired), Chair of the Board of Directors
May 2014
It is my privilege, on behalf of the Board, to inform all U.S. Naval Institute Members that Proceedings has turned one of the most important pages in its celebrated 140 ...

Time for a U.S. Cyber Force

By Admiral James Stavridis, U.S. Navy (Retired) and David Weinstein
January 2014
Such an organization would be very different from the current U.S. Cyber Command, especially considering who would man it.
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Teaching the Ropes

By Admiral James G. Stavridis, U.S. Navy
May 2010
The Afghanistan-Pakistan Hands Program is a perfect way for the U.S. military to learn regional culture, language, and history.

Books by James Stavridis