Nicholas Anderson

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Assistant Professor of International Affairs; Associate Director, MA International Affairs
Suite 501-R, Elliott School of International Affairs
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Nicholas Anderson is Assistant Professor of International Affairs and Associate Director of the Master of Arts International Affairs Program in the Elliott School of International Affairs. His research and teaching interests include great power politics, territorial conflict and expansion, alliance formation, conventional military operations, nuclear weapons, cybersecurity, and East Asian international relations. He previously held fellowships at the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies at the Elliott School, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School, the MacMillan Center Program on Japanese Politics and Diplomacy at Yale University, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. His research and other writings have been published in International Security, Political Science Quarterly, The Washington Quarterly, Strategic Studies Quarterly, the Australian Journal of International Affairs, and International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, among other outlets.


Ph.D., Yale University
M.A., Georgetown University
B.A., University of British Columbia

Classes Taught

IAFF 6186: Cyberspace, Conflict and War
IAFF 6186: Great Power Competition