Dr. Philipp C. Bleek
CNS Fellow and Assistant Professor, Graduate School of International Policy and Management
Philipp Bleek is a Fellow at CNS and an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of International Policy and Management.
During the 2012-13 academic year, he will take a faculty leave to serve as Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs under a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship in Nuclear Security.
Areas of Research
- Causes, consequences, and amelioration of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons proliferation
Dr. Bleek is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a fellow of the Truman National Security Project. He has held fellowships at Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the Center for a New American Security. He served on President Obama's nonproliferation policy team during the 2008 campaign and has been a consultant to the U.S. government on proliferation issues. He has taught at Georgetown University and in the Department of Defense Senior Leader Development Program. He began his work on nonproliferation issues as a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow working at the Federation of American Scientists and the Arms Control Association.
- Ph.D. in international relations from Georgetown University's Department of Government
- M.A. in public policy from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government
- B.A. from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
- "Extended Deterrence and Allied Nuclear Proliferation" (with Eric Lorber) Journal of Conflict Resolution, forthcoming 2013.
- "Turkish-Iranian Relations: From 'Friends with Benefits' to 'It's Complicated'" (with Aaron Stein) Insight Turkey, Volume 14, Number 4 (2012), pp. 137-150.
- "Shadow Wars: Covert Operations Against Iran's Nuclear Program" (with David Vielhaber) Nonproliferation Review, Volume 19, Number 3 (November 2012), pp. 481-491.
- "Turkey and America Face Iran" (with Aaron Stein) Survival: Global Politics and Strategy, Volume 54, Issue 2 (April-May 2012), pp. 27-38.
- [German] "Abrüsting und Nichtweiterverbreitung" (mit David Vielhaber) in Simon Koschut und Magnus-Sebastian Kutz (hrsg.), Außenpolitik USA: Theorie - Prozess - Politikfelder - Regionen (Verlag Barbara Budrich, 2012). "Arms Control and Nonproliferation" (with David Vielhaber) in Simon Koschut and Magnus-Sebastian Kutz (eds.), U.S. Foreign Policy: Theory, Process, Subject Areas, Regions (Barbara Budrich Publishers, 2012).
- "Chemical Weapons and Public Health" (with Ernest C. Lee and Stefanos N. Kales) in Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel (eds.) Terrorism and Public Health, 2nd Edition (Oxford University Press, 2011).
- "Revisiting Aum Shinrikyo: New Insights into the Most Extensive Non-State Biological Weapons Program to Date" Nuclear Threat Initiative Issue Brief (December 2011).
- "Why Do States Proliferate? Quantitative Analysis of the Exploration, Pursuit, and Acquisition of Nuclear Weapons" in William C. Potter with Gaukhar Mukhatzhanova (eds.), Forecasting Nuclear Proliferation in the 21st Century: The Role of Theory (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2010).
- "Minimizing Civil Highly-Enriched Uranium Stocks by 2015: A Forward-Looking Assessment of U.S.-Russian Cooperation" (with Laura Holgate) in Future of the Nuclear Security Environment 2015 (Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2009), pp. 89-104. Note: Russian translation published by Russian Academy of Sciences.
- "Deterring, Compelling, and Cooperating with States to Bar Non-State Routes to the Bomb" Center for Strategic and International Studies, Project on Nuclear Issues 2007 Conference Series Papers (April 2008), pp. 3-13.
- "Nuclear Weapons, Strategic Stability, and Conflict between India and Pakistan" Occasional Paper (New Delhi: Delhi Policy Group, Spring 2008).
- "After an Attack: Preparing Citizens for Bioterrorism" with Richard Danzig and Rachel Kleinfeld, (Washington, DC: Center for a New American Security, June 2007), pp. 1-68.
- "Global Cleanout of Civil Nuclear Material: Toward a Comprehensive, Threat-Driven Response" Issue Brief #4, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Strengthening the Global Partnership Project (September 2005) pp. 1-11.
- "Global Cleanout: An Emerging Response to the Civil Nuclear Material Threat" Occasional Paper (Cambridge, MA: Project on Managing the Atom, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, September 2004), pp. 1-43.
- "Project Vinca: Lessons for Securing Civil Nuclear Material Stockpiles" Nonproliferation Review (Fall-Winter 2003), Volume 10, Number 3, pp. 1-23.