Reassessing U.S. Nuclear Strategy

by David W. Kearn, Jr.

About David Kearn

David W. Kearn, Jr. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Government & Politics at St. John’s University in Queens, New York. During the 2016-2017 academic year, he served as Strategic Advisor for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) in the Office of the Secretary of Defense-Policy, with support from an International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) in Nuclear Security from the Council on Foreign Relations and the Frank Stanton Foundation. His research and teaching interests include international relations theory, U.S. foreign policy, military innovation, deterrence and nuclear strategy, and nonproliferation and arms control. His previous book publications include Great Power Security Cooperation: Arms Control and the Challenge of Technological Change (2014) and Facing the Missile Challenge: U.S. Strategy and the Future of the INF Treaty, which was published by the RAND Corporation in 2012 after he concluded a year-long Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship in RAND’s Washington, DC office. Dr. Kearn received his B.A. from Amherst College, a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a PhD in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.


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