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Nuclear Policy Research

IGCC has supported dissertations on nuclear issues through its long-standing dissertation fellowship competition.

From 2011–2016, IGCC supported the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium's (NSSC) efforts through the Public Policy and Nuclear Threats summer training program and administration of a number of awards that supported nuclear policy-related faculty and student research.

NSSC Awards

NSSC Nuclear Security Policy Fellows

2014‒2015
Kalee Hammerton
Chemistry, Michigan State University
Project: Closing the Gap: Research at the Interface of Science and Policy
 
2013‒2014
Jeffrey Kaplow
Political Science, UC San Diego
Dissertation Title: State Compliance and the Track Record of International Institutions
 
Henry Maar
History, UC Santa Barbara
Dissertation Title: The Challenge of Peace: The Reagan Administration and Antinuclear Dissent in 1980s America
 
Aaron Shreve
Political Science, UC Davis
Dissertation Title: The Role of Status Inconsistency in Nuclear Proliferation
 
20122013
Joslyn Barnhart
Political Science, UCLA
Dissertation Title: Prestige and Humiliation in International Affairs
 
Jeffrey Kaplow
Political Science, UC San Diego
Dissertation Title: Proliferation, International Conflict, and the Stages of Nuclear Development
 
Jeffrey Kwong
Political Science, UC San Diego
Dissertation Title: Bargaining through Cyber Attacks: Implications for Global Cooperation and Nuclear Security
 
Rupal Mehta
Political Science, UC San Diego
Dissertation Title: Deproliferation Dynamics: Why States Give up Nuclear Weapons Programs?
 
Amy Nelson
Political Science, UC Berkeley
Dissertation Title: Improving the Efficacy of Arms Control: From Risk Reduction to Uncertainty Management

Faculty Research Projects

2012‒2013
Nuclear Alliance Politics: Exploring the Credibility of Nuclear Umbrellas
Neil Narang
Political Science, UC Santa Barbara
Erik Gartzke
Political Science, UC San Diego

Faculty Program Grants

2013‒2014
An Educational Program to Address the Role of Nuclear Forensics in Counterterrorism Policy
Bethany Goldblum
Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley
 
2012‒2013
An Educational Program to Address the Role of Nuclear Forensics in Counterterrorism Policy
Bethany Goldblum
Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley
 
Building the Next Wave of the Nuclear Security Cadre
Erik Gartzke
Political Science, UC San Diego

Publications

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Books

Bassi, Joseph P.* A Scientific Peak: How Boulder Became a World Center for for Space and Atmospheric Science. University of Chicago Press for the AMS, December 2015.

Brown, Robert L.* Nuclear Authority: The IAEA and the Absolute Weapon. Georgetown University Press, 2015.

Horsburgh, Nicola.* China and the Global Nuclear Order: From Estrangement to Active Engagement. Oxford University Press, 2015.

Kutschesfahani, Sara.  Global Nuclear Order. New York and London: Routledge Press, 2018. 

Journal Special Issue

Nuclear Posture, Nonproliferation Policy, and the Spread of Nuclear Weapons.” Erik Gartzke and Matthew Kroenig, eds. Special issue of the Journal of Conflict Resolution 58 (3), April 2014.

Articles  

Brown,* Robert L.,  and Jeffrey M. Kaplow.* “Talking Peace, Making Weapons: IAEA Technical Cooperation and Nuclear Proliferation.Journal of Conflict Resolution 58 (3): 402‒28.
 
Bleek,* Philipp C., and Eric B. Lorber. “Security Guarantees and Allied Nuclear Proliferation.Journal of Conflict Resolution 58 (3): 429‒54.
 
Fuhrmann, Matthew, and Todd S. Sechser. “Nuclear Strategy, Nonproliferation, and the Causes of Foreign Nuclear Deployments.Journal of Conflict Resolution 58 (3): 455‒80.
 
Gartzke, Erik, Jeffrey M. Kaplow,* and Rupal N. Mehta.* “The Determinants of Nuclear Force Structure.Journal of Conflict Resolution 58 (3): 481‒508.

Gartzke, Erik, and Matthew Kroenig* (2014). “Nuclear Posture, Nonproliferation Policy, and the Spread of Nuclear Weapons.Journal of Conflict Resolution 58 (3): 395‒401.
 
Horowitz, Michael C., and Neil Narang.* “Poor Man’s Atomic Bomb? Exploring the Relationship between “Weapons of Mass Destruction.Journal of Conflict Resolution 58 (3): 509‒35.

Korda, Matt.* The Only Choice Is Both Choices: Balancing Assurance and Coercion in Nonproliferation-Focused Alliance-Management Strategies. Nonproliferation Review 25, no. 3-4 (2018): 263–84. Available at https://doi.org/10.1080/10736700.2018.1518758.

Reddie, Andrew W.,* et al. Next Generation Wargames. Science 362 (2018). Available at http://science.sciencemag.org/content/362/6421/1362.

Reddie, Andrew W., and Vinod K. Aggarwal (2018). Comparative Industrial Policy and Cybersecurity: A Framework for Analysis, Journal of Cyber Policy 3 (3). Available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/23738871.2018.1553989?journalCode=rcyb20.

Reddie, Andrew W.,* and Vinod K. Aggarwal. Comparative Industrial Policy and Cybersecurity: The US Case. Journal of Cyber Policy 3, no. 3 (2018). Available at https://doi-org.libproxy.berkeley.edu/10.1080/23738871.2018.1551910.

Santoro, David.* Building the next nuclear community. Nonproliferation Review 25, no. 3-4 (2018): 319–32. Available at https://doi.org/10.1080/10736700.2018.1510471.

Dissertations

Name: Brown,* Robert
Department and Campus: Political Science, UC San Diego
Dissertation Title: Nonproliferation Through Delegation
ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 2008. 3307170.

Name: Kim, Myung Chul 
Department and Campus: Political Science, UCLA
Dissertation Title: Nuclear Learning: Nuclear Coercion and the Proliferation Dilemma.
Year Completed: 2016
ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2016. 10161626.

Name: Maar,* Henry
Department and Campus: History, UC Santa Barbara
Dissertation Title: The Challenge of Peace: Ronald Reagan, Public Opinion, and the Movement to Freeze the Arms Race
Year Completed: 2015
ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2015. 10011422.

Name: Swango,* Dane
Department and Campus: Political Science, UCLA
Dissertation Title: The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty: Constrainer, Screener, or Enabler?
Year Completed: 2009
ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 2009. 3401654

Name: Mehta, Rupal
Department and Campus: Political Science, UC San Diego
Dissertation Title: Deproliferation Dynamics: Why States Give Up Nuclear Weapons Programs
Year Completed: 2014
ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 2014. 3636652.

Name: Nelson, Amy
Department and Campus: Political Science, UC Berkeley
Dissertation Title: Improving the Efficacy of Arms Control: From Risk Reduction to Uncertainty Management
Year Completed: 2013
ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 2013. 3616499.

Name: Wan, Wilfred
Department and Campus: Political Science, UC Irvine
Dissertation Title: Institutional Change and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime
Year Completed: 2013
ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 2013. 3554979

Other

Bleek, Phillip.* "When Did (and Didn't) States Proliferate? Chronicling the Spread of Nuclear Weapons. " Discussion Paper (Cambridge, MA: Project on Managing the Atom, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, June 2017).

Wiener, Rachel.* "The Impact of Hypersonic Glide, Boost-Glide, and Air-Breathing Technologies on Nuclear Deterrence." In Project on Nuclear Issues: A Collection of Papers from the 2016 Nuclear Scholars Initiative and PONI Conference Series, edited by Mark Cancian, 136–60. April 2017.

Wolf, Albert.* "A Not-So-Grand Bargain with North Korea." US News and World Report. August 11, 2017.

Wolf, Albert.* "Pulling Out of the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan with Iran: And Then What?" rusi.org. August 9, 2017.

Wolf, Albert.* "This Is How Trump Should Use Brinksmanship with North Korea." The Hill. May 17, 2017.

*Past PPNT Fellow.