Bio

Diana Wueger is a Faculty Associate for Research with the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and a PhD student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago. Through NPS, Diana has worked on numerous government-sponsored projects focused on weapons of mass destructions, particularly foreign states’ nuclear postures, doctrines, and strategies. She has conducted research on U.S. naval and maritime strategy development; South Asian security dynamics; extended deterrence and U.S.-Russian relations; and leadership and decision-making. She has several years of experience in organizing and participating in Track 1.5 and Track 2 bilateral and multilateral dialogues, including a series of operational/strategic South Asian war games in collaboration with the Center for Naval Warfare Studies. For more details, please visit Diana’s LinkedIn profile.

While working as a Research Assistant at NPS, Diana completed her Master’s degree in National Security Affairs with a curricular focus in Strategic Studies. Her thesis examined the impact of India’s efforts to develop an SSBN fleet on its deterrent relationships with China and Pakistan, drawing on evidence and lessons from the U.S.’s Cold War experience.

In addition to her work at NPS, Diana has written on a range of international security and small arms issues for numerous publications, both print and online, including The Washington QuarterlyThe AtlanticDemocracy JournalUnited Nations DispatchAviation Week: Defense Technology Editionand the National Defense University Press blog. A selected list of publications, with links to full text, are available here.

Prior to joining NPS, Diana worked in Washington, DC for the Brookings Institution and the Center for the Study of Services in institutional advancement and business development. She is a graduate of Oberlin College, where she earned High Honors in Politics for her thesis on small arms proliferation dynamics after the Cold War.