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J. Furman Daniel, III


J. Furman Daniel, III is a Visiting Assistant Professor of International Affairs in the George Washington University Security Policy Studies Program. His research focuses on a wide range of topics including: covert balancing; technological innovation and arms races; the problems of human agency and highly improbable events in international relations theory; the theoretical legacies of Edmund Burke and Carl Von Clausewitz; the bureaucratic politics of the early-American Navy; and the impact of the naval blockade on the Confederacy during the American Civil War. Dr. Daniel may be reached via e-mail at or

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