I am a PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University of Chicago and a Faculty Associate for Research in the National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). 

I research coercive statecraft and deterrence in international relations, with an emphasis on foreign policy decision-making and the political economy of security. In my dissertation project, I examine states’ use of secrecy around international arms transfers in order to gain insight into how states seek to mitigate their vulnerability to diplomatic and economic coercion. I also publish on nuclear deterrence and strategic stability; U.S. maritime strategy; and security dynamics in Southern Asia. My Google Scholar page can be found here

In addition to my academic pursuits, I have over a decade of experience organizing Track 1.5 and Track 2 strategic dialogues for U.S. government sponsors on topics related to international and regional security, particularly nuclear stability and nuclear safety and security. 

I can be reached at diana.wueger@gmail.com.