Lauren Sukin

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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.