The Deterrence and Nonproliferation Initiative re-examines our traditional understanding of interstate deterrence.  Incorporating new theoretical approaches and the advent of new technologies (e.g., artificial intelligence, hypersonic missiles, etc.), the project seeks to develop a model of deterrence that is relevant for the 21st century.  The initiative also examines the proliferation of both conventional and unconventional weapons and seeks to identify the most effective policies to prevent the spread of such weapons.

Recent Publications

Berejikian, Jeffrey and Florian Justwan. 2019. “Testing a Cognitive Theory of Deterrence.” In Behavioral Economics and Nuclear Weapons. Harrington, Anne I. and Jeffrey W. Knopf, eds. University of Georgia Press.

Berkemeier, Molly and Matthew Fuhrmann. 2018. “Reassessing the Fulfillment of Alliance Commitments in War.” Research and Politics 5(2).

Conrad, Justin. 2017. “How Democratic Alliances Solve the Power Parity Problem.” British Journal of Political Science 47(4): 893-913.

Conrad, Justin. 2016. “Strengthening US-Japan Alliance Can Deter, Without Provoking, China.” Issues and Insights 16(13). Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).