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Paul Avey

Affiliated Faculty, Government and International Affairs (GIA)
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531 Major Williams Hall
200 Stanger St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061
  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Notre Dame, 2013
  • M.A., Political Science, University of Notre Dame, 2010
  • M.A., Social Sciences, University of Chicago, 2006
  • B.A., University of Iowa, with Distinction, 2005
  • Nuclear strategy
  • National security
  • Strategies for Modern War
  • National Security Policies
  • Security Studies: Theory and Concepts
  • Nuclear Strategy and Politics
  • Introduction to World Politics
  • National Security (undergraduate)
  • National Security (graduate)
  • Tempting Fate: Why Nonnuclear States Confront Nuclear Opponents (Cornell University Press, 2019)
  • “The Historical Rarity of Foreign-Deployed Nuclear Weapon Crises,” Security Studies, Vol. 27, No. 1 (January – March 2018)
  • “Do U.S. Troop Withdrawals Cause Instability? Evidence from Two Exogenous Shocks on the Korean Peninsula,” Journal of Global Security Studies, Vol 3, No. 1 (January 2018). (With Jonathan N. Markowitz and Robert J. Reardon)
  • “What Do Policymakers Want from Us? Results from a Survey of Current and Former National Security Decision-makers,” International Studies Quarterly, Vol. 58, No. 2 (June 2014). (With Michael C. Desch)