New AtlanticistMay 10, 2022
Will Putin use nuclear weapons in Ukraine? Our experts answer three burning questions.
By Atlantic Council experts
Our nuclear experts weighed in on the chances of Putin taking the fateful step, how he might do it, and how the West would likely respond.
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.