Sharon Squassoni

Research Professor of International Affairs

Research Faculty

School: Elliott School of International Affairs


1957 E St. NW, Office #403P Washington, D.C. 20052

Sharon Squassoni's research, writing and policy-making has focused on reducing risks from nuclear energy and weapons for three decades. She has held senior positions at the State Department, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and the Congressional Research Service, as well as the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Center for Strategic & International Studies. She is on the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the PIR Center, the Wisconsin Project and the Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation. She is co-founder of the Climate-Security Initiative.

Nuclear energy, nuclear weapons, nuclear arms control, nuclear security and nuclear nonproliferation

New norms for fissile material

Masters in National Security Strategy, National War College;

Master's in Public Management, University of Maryland;

BA, SUNY Albany

Nuclear Proliferation and Nuclear Nonproliferation

WMD & Arms Control

"Fear, Loathing, and Nuclear Disarmament," Current History, January 2018

“Through a fractured looking glass: Trump’s nuclear decisions so far,” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 30 October 2017

“North Korea Doesn’t Actually Want a Nuclear War,” Fortune, September 6, 2017

“How to Get Rid of Nuclear Weapons,” Teen Vogue, August 17, 2017

"The incredible shrinking nuclear offset to climate change," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 2 January 2017