Reid Pauly is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University. He writes and teaches on coercion and nuclear weapons proliferation, nuclear strategy and wargaming, and interstate secrecy and deniability. He is working on a book about credible coercive assurance—why and how targets of coercion believe that they will not be punished after they comply with demands. Prior to joining the Brown faculty, Reid was a Stanton postdoctoral fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University, a predoctoral fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and a Research Associate at the RAND Corporation. Reid earned a PhD in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Security Studies Program. He was an undergraduate at Cornell University. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.