Biography

Lauren Sukin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. 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 was a Pre-Doctoral Fellow and a MacArthur Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation during the 2021-2022 academic year. 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 Resolution, Peace and Conflict, Nonproliferation Review, Foreign Affairs, and Foreign Policy. Lauren is currently an Editorial Fellow in the Nuclear Security Section at the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.

publications

Journal Articles
February 2023

Cybersecurity, surveillance, and military retaliation: Why some balloons bust–and others don’t

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Cybersecurity, surveillance, and military retaliation: Why some balloons bust–and others don’t
Journal Articles
February 2023

Responding to Uncertainty: The Importance of Covertness in Support for Retaliation to Cyber and Kinetic Attacks

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Responding to Uncertainty: The Importance of Covertness in Support for Retaliation to Cyber and Kinetic Attacks
Commentary
January 2023

The US has a new nuclear proliferation problem: South Korea

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The US has a new nuclear proliferation problem: South Korea

In The News

Chinese Spy Balloon 2023
Commentary

Cybersecurity, surveillance, and military retaliation: Why some balloons bust–and others don’t

So, what was it about this particular incident that generated such swift, bipartisan calls for a military response?
Cybersecurity, surveillance, and military retaliation: Why some balloons bust–and others don’t
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News

Responding to Uncertainty: The Importance of Covertness in Support for Retaliation to Cyber and Kinetic Attacks

The vulnerability of critical infrastructure and financial systems to cyber operations remains a primary concern for national security
Responding to Uncertainty: The Importance of Covertness in Support for Retaliation to Cyber and Kinetic Attacks
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Commentary

The US has a new nuclear proliferation problem: South Korea

Last week, Seoul officially put its nuclear option on the table, for the first time since 1991.
The US has a new nuclear proliferation problem: South Korea
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