Overview

The International Security 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 Zachary Zwald. 2020. “Why Language Matters: Shaping Public Risk Tolerance During Deterrence Crises.” Contemporary Security Policy 41 (4): 507-540.

Conrad, Justin. 2020. “US Public Opinion Is Changing the Relationship With China.” The Diplomat. 16 September.

Yu-Lin Liou, Ryan, Amanda Murdie and Dursun Peksen. 2020. “Revisiting the Causal Links Between Economic Sanctions and Human Rights Violations.” Political Research Quarterly.  Available online at https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1065912920941596

Suri, Nitish. 2020. “Emerging Technologies and the Challenges of Controlling Intangible Technology Exports.” Strategic Trade Review 6(9): 137-159.

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.