TranscriptNov 28, 2023
Our experts explain what US policymakers should know about deterring Russia’s and China’s nuclear threats
The fellows of Forward Defense’s Nuclear Strategy Project met at a roundtable to discuss how to deter nuclear powers Russia and China from expanding their capabilities and from giving nuclear weapons a greater role in Moscow's and Beijing's defense strategies.
Daryl G. Press is a nonresident senior fellow in the Forward Defense practice of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. Press is also a professor of government at Dartmouth College and director of the Dartmouth Initiative on Global Security.
Press’s research focuses on US foreign policy, deterrence, and the future of warfare. He has published two books, Calculating Credibility (2005) and The Myth of the Nuclear Revolution (2020). Press has published in leading academic journals such as International Security, the American Political Science Review, and Security Studies, as well as popular outlets including Foreign Affairs, the New York Times, and the Atlantic Monthly. Press is the co-founder of the Strategic Forces Bootcamp, in partnership with Sandia National Laboratories, and the Seminar on Conventional Force Analysis—a project to revitalize the field of open-source conventional force analysis. He received his undergraduate education at the University of Chicago and his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.