How It Works

2 CEUs, equivalent to 20 Contact Hours/PDUs
This brief history focuses primarily Chinese, Russian and non-state Ways of War; along with Proxy Wars and Neo-Colonialism as evidenced by Angolan, Haitian, North African, and Sub Saharan Africa examples. The role of Colonialism and its effects on today’s world will also be considered using the British experience and its role in the American Revolution.
Course Dates:
Self-paced - open for registration NOW
4 weeks


Dr. Tony Piscitelli, PhD

Dr. Tony Piscitelli is a Military History lecturer for Norwich's School of Graduate Studies. He is a reformed political scientist turned military historian, with a special interest in military affairs and the American Revolution. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Glasgow in History with an emphasis on War Studies and the US Marine Corps. His first book, The Marine Corps Way of War, was published in 2017. From 2007-19, he was an adjunct professor of Maritime Security in the Global Transportation Department at SUNY Maritime College whose courses included Supply Chain Cyber Security. Dr. Piscitelli was the designer and team-teaching lead for the SUNY Maritime Cyber Security Studies Group. Additionally, Dr. Piscitelli was the former Founder, Board Chairman, President, and CEO of American Defense Systems. He is an acknowledged expert in security and anti-terrorism security systems (physical, operational cyber, and electronic) with 39+ years of experience and a specialization in blast, ballistic, and forced-entry mitigation. He and his company played an active role in Global War on Terrorism, Operation Enduring Freedom–Afghanistan, and Operation Iraqi Freedom for the DOD and other agencies.


Cold War 2.0: Small Wars Today
Hybrid – Grey Zone-Composite Warfare Conflicts looks at Generational Warfare Concepts from Zero Generation Warfare through the Chinese Way of War, as well as non-state warfare by insurgencies and rebellions.

Topics Include:

  • Non-state warfare
  • The role of Colonialism and its effects on today’s world
  • Chechnya and Northern Ireland
  • The role that women played in these insurgencies

Who Should Register:

  • History buffs
  • Teachers of history, government, social studies, or politics to enhance knowledge and earn professional development hours and CEUs for annual teaching license renewal

Learning Format

We provide a more interactive and visually engaging learning experience than you’ll find in many online course environments.
The format of this class is fully online, instructor-led, pass/no pass, and can be taken as part of the certificate or independently. Certificate courses can be taken in any order unless otherwise noted. Designed by an expert team of military historians and learning experience designers.
Industry Experts
You'll experience optional live sessions with your instructor and other experts and have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the subject
Active Learning
Learn content deeply through varied case studies, topical readings, infographics and other visuals, and hands-on exercises.
Engaged Classrooms
Build your knowledge repository with weekly quizzes, open group discussions, and even the occasional debate.


Cold War 2.0: Small Wars Today
Devote 6-8 hours/week
Apply knowledge to your real life
Be prepared to learn from each other