Lauren Sukin


Encina Hall West
616 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305

About Me

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Stanford University. I graduated from the Brown University in 2016 with a B.A. in Political Science and Literary Arts. My research focuses on international security issues, particlarly nuclear proliferation and strategy, alliances, and enforcement of international regimes.

Curriculum Vitae

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Peer-Reviewed Publications

Credible Nuclear Security Commitments Can Backfire: Explaining Domestic Support for Nuclear Weapons Acquisition in South Korea 2019. R&R at Journal of Conflict Resolution.

Experimental Evidence on Situational Determinants of Support for Nuclear Use. June 24, 2019. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology.

Beyond Iran: Containing Nuclear Development in the Middle East. April, 2018. Nonproliferation Review. 22:3-4, 379-400.

The Political Successes of Urban Dispersal May, 2016. Urban Journal. 1:1, 22-26.

Working Papers

North Korea's Rational Threat-Making: Using Propaganda to Understand North Korean Threat Perception 2019. Under Review at Political Communication.

Joint Military Exercises and Crisis Dynamics on the Korean Peninsula (with Jordan Bernhardt.) 2019.Under Review at International Organization.

The Inconsistency of Nuclear Superiority (with Abby Fanlo.) 2019. Under Review at International Studies Quarterly.

Selected Journalism

The United States Treats Migrants Worse Than Prisoners of War. July 26, 2019. Foreign Policy.

Presidential appointees decide our futures. We should be able to vote for them. (with Selim Sazak.) April 4, 2017. Washington Post.

The Nuclear Breakdown: Assessing the Nuclear Claims from 2016's First Presidential Debate. (with Selim Sazak.) September 27, 2016. Arms Control Wonk.

The Other Liquid Gold. (with Selim Sazak.) November 2015. Foreign Affairs.

In Saudi Arabia, nuclear energy for nuclear energy's sake. July 2015. Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.