Dr. Chen Kane
Senior Research Associate,
Washington, D.C. Office
Dr. Chen Kane is Senior Research Associate at CNS. She focuses on projects related to reducing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and terrorism, with a particular focus on the Middle East. In addition, she examines means to strengthen the International Atomic Energy Agency's safeguards system and the projected expansion of nuclear energy in the Middle East.
She continues her affiliations as a non-resident research associate with the Managing the Atom project at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School, as an advisor to the National Nuclear Security Administration, and as an adjunct professor with the National Defense University.
Areas of Research
- Disarmament and Verification
- Export Controls
- International Treaties & Regimes
- Middle East
- Nuclear energy in the Middle East
- Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones
- Proliferation of WMD in the ME
- WMD Free Zone in the Middle East
Dr. Kane joined CNS after serving as a fellow in the nonproliferation program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Previously, she worked for the Israel Atomic Energy Commission (IAEC), eventually becoming Director of External Relations. Dr. Kane has also held research positions at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, and the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Dr. Kane was an adviser to both the Jebsen Center for Counter-Terrorism at Tufts University and the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University. She also served as an officer in the Israeli Defense Forces.
- B.A. in sociology, anthropology, and political science from Tel Aviv University
- M.A. in security studies from Tel Aviv University
- M.A.L.D. and a Ph.D. from Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Nuclear Decision-Making in Iran: A Rare Glimpse, Middle East Brief 5, May 2006.
- "The Middle East's Interrupted Atomic Dreams," Foreign Policy, Dec. 29, 2009.
Nonproliferation Issues in U.S.-ROK Nuclear Cooperation, in U.S.-ROK Workshop on Nuclear Energy and Nonproliferation, the Henry L. Stimson Center and The Asia Foundation Center for U.S.-Korea Policy, January 20, 2010.
Report of the Technical Advisory Group on Nuclear Energy in the Middle East, November 16, 2010.
"Going Global: Issues Facing South Korea as an Emerging Nuclear Exporter," Joint U.S.-Korea Academic Studies.
"Time for Leadership: South Korea and Nuclear Nonproliferation," Arms Control Today, March 2011.
"From Donor to Partner: The Evolution of U.S. Cooperative Threat Reduction into Global Security Engagement" NTI Issue Brief, May 12, 2011.
Scientific Engagement In The Middle East: Nonproliferation, Responsible Bioscience, And The Environment, Presentation at Global Green USA event, July 2011.
"The role of civil society in promoting a WMDFZ in the Middle East" Disarmament Forum UNIDIR, issue 2, 2011.