Stephen Herzog

Zurich, Switzerland

Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear disarmament, Nuclear non-proliferation, Policy






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Contributor Since 25 March 2024

Stephen Herzog is a Senior Researcher in Nuclear Arms Control at the Center for Security Studies of ETH Zurich, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. He co-chairs the Beyond Nuclear Deterrence Working Group, a MacArthur Foundation and Harvard Kennedy School initiative. Previously, he earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University and was a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at Harvard University’s Project on Managing the Atom. Prior to doctoral studies, he was a nuclear arms control official at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration and was also a Research Associate at the Federation of American Scientists. His research is published in Contemporary Security PolicyEnergy Research & Social ScienceInternational Security, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the Journal for Peace and Nuclear DisarmamentThe Journal of PoliticsThe Nonproliferation Review, and Survival. He has written for Arms Control Today, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the Financial TimesScienceThe National InterestWar on the Rocks, and The Washington Post.

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What is your area of expertise?

  • Nuclear Weapons
  • Nuclear disarmament
  • Nuclear non-proliferation
  • Policy
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    nuclear arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament; nuclear verification; global nuclear order; nuclear dimensions of the Russian war on Ukraine; institutional design of nuclear treaties; Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT); Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT); Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW); public opinion on nuclear issues; future of civilian nuclear energy

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