Kristin Ven Bruusgaard

Kristin Ven Bruusgaard

Stanton Nuclear Security Predoctoral Fellow


Stanford University

Encina Hall, C225

Stanford, CA 94305-6165

(650) 724 5693 (voice)

Research Interests

Nuclear strategy | Deterrence | Russian security and defence policy | Civil military relations


Kristin Ven Bruusgaard is a Stanton Nuclear Security Predoctoral Fellow at CISAC, and a doctoral candidate at King’s College London. Her research focuses on Russian nuclear strategy and deterrence policy in the post-cold war era. Kristin is currently on leave from the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS). She has previously been a senior security policy analyst in the Norwegian Armed Forces, a junior researcher at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), and an intern at the Congressional Research Service (CRS) in Washington, D.C., and at NATO HQ. She holds an MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University, and a BA from Warwick University. Her work has been published in Security Dialogue, U.S. Army War College Quarterly Parameters, Survival and War on the Rocks.