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ISIS fighters in Raqqa, Syria, June 2014

ISIS is quietly “rising from the ashes” in areas of Iraq and Syria, due in part to the group’s vast international network of affiliates. Batten’s Phil Potter and co-authors outline why ISIS will be difficult to finish off without defeating the terrorist organization’s entire network of allies.


Since the 9-11 attacks, it has become increasingly clear that the congressional role in US foreign policy, particularly in matters of war and peace, has faded to virtually nothing. Batten's Phil Potter, Associate Professor of Politics and Public Policy and Director of the National Security Policy Center, elaborates.

David Bartha

David Bartha is a recent graduate from the University of Virginia, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Foreign Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy. David supports the Center’s mission by researching issues related to national security policy.

The High Costs of a Precipitous US Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Batten’s Phil Potter and co-authors discuss how America’s war in Afghanistan — the longest conflict in U.S. history — has morphed from a counterterrorism mission into something more ambitious but less well defined and, ultimately, less successful.

Please join the National Security Policy Center for their first breakfast social of 2020!

The World Trade Organization's headquarters in Geneva

The global trade appeals system has stalled. Batten's Philip Potter and the University of Pennsylvania's Julia Gray examine if it ever really worked.

You are invited to join government policy makers, academic experts, diplomats, and thought leaders at the forum on the Defense and Diplomacy in Afghanistan.

Philip Potter

Since its inception in 2018, the National Security Policy Center at the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy has made something of a name for itself.


A multidisciplinary team of public policy, computer science, and law faculty earned a national grant to establish a course aimed at teaching graduate students to examine the complex ethical, legal, and policy implications of new technologies.

How can academia help the Intelligence Community meet the demands of the post-9/11 era? Join us for a panel discussion on the role of higher education in U.S. national security. As part of their international outreach program, DIA will be bringing 15 intelligence analysts from around the world to participate in the discussion.