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Neil Narang

Neil Narang

Research Interests

International Security, Conflict Management and Peacebuilding, International Institutions, Nuclear Chemical and Biological Weapons proliferation.


Neil Narang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He currently serves as a Senior Advisor in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy on a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship. His research primarily focuses on international security, conflict management and peacebuilding, and the relationship between international institutions and conflict. He is the author of the book Nuclear Posture and Nonproliferation Policy: Causes and Consequences for the Spread of Nuclear Weapons, and his articles have appeared in the Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution among others. He received his PhD in Political Science from UCSD and he holds a BA in Molecular Cell Biology and Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He has been a fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Browne Center for International Politics, a nonproliferation policy fellow at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and a Stanton Junior Faculty Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation.