Deterrence Theory

In a working paper, I explain why some states can “reestablish deterrence” after a deterrence failure while others are doomed to suffer repeat failures.

In another project I develop theory on the role of norms in deterrence. Shared normative understandings underwrite stable deterrence through the creation of focal points and information-sharing. This project builds upon my prize-winning work published in the Nonproliferation Review on how hard-nosed cold warriors grappled with the emergence of a norm discouraging the use of nuclear weapons.

SOURCE: Ploughshares Fund

SOURCE: Ploughshares Fund