Lauren Sukin

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Lauren Sukin

  • Postdoctoral Fellow


Lauren Sukin is a MacArthur Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation. She holds a Ph.D. and a M.A. from the Department of Political Science at Stanford University and A.B.s from the Departments of Political Science and Literary Arts at Brown University. Lauren will join the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science as an Assistant Professor in the fall. 

Her research examines issues of international security, focusing primarily on the role of nuclear weapons in international politics. Her research leverages multi-method approaches, including survey experiments, case studies, causal analysis, and machine learning. Lauren’s book project examines the effects of credibility in the context of U.S. extended deterrence, arguing that highly credible nuclear security guarantees can backfire. Her work has appeared in publications such as Journal of Conflict ResolutionPeace and Conflict, Nonproliferation Review, Foreign Affairs, and Foreign Policy. Lauren is currently an Editorial Fellow at the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.

Previously, Lauren has assisted with several courses at Stanford University, including Introduction to International Relations, War and Peace in American Foreign Policy, and International Security in a Changing World.