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.
Keir Lieber is a nonresident senior fellow in the Forward Defense practice of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. Lieber is also a professor in the Center for Security Studies in the School of Foreign Service and in the Department of Government at Georgetown University.
Lieber’s research and teaching interests include nuclear weapons, deterrence, and strategy; technology and the causes of war; US national-security policy; and international-relations theory. He is co-author, with Daryl Press, of The Myth of the Nuclear Revolution: Power Politics in the Atomic Age; author of War and the Engineers: The Primacy of Politics over Technology; and editor of War, Peace, and International Political Realism. His articles have appeared in leading scholarly and foreign-policy publications, including International Security, Security Studies, Foreign Affairs, and the Atlantic Monthly.
Lieber received his PhD and MA in political science from the University of Chicago and his BA in political science and international relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been awarded major fellowships from the Brookings Institution, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Council on Foreign Relations, Earhart Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, and Smith Richardson Foundation.