The Nuclear Security Working Group (NSWG) is a non-partisan group of experts working to promote discourse and build consensus on the United States’ most pressing nuclear issues.
We work behind the scenes to provide policymakers and NGOs with the expertise they need to make informed decisions on global nuclear issues.
Our leadership team includes senior foreign policy experts, military officials, and leading scholars in the field of nuclear security.
Dr. Janne E. Nolan
Nuclear Security Working Group
Dr. Janne E. Nolan chairs the Nuclear Security Working Group and is a faculty member at the Elliott School of International Affairs of the George Washington University. She has had extensive experience in national security in government and the private sector, holding senior staff positions in the Department of State and the U.S. Senate. Her 40 years’ experience in national security has led her to specialize in military strategy, defense technology policy, nuclear doctrine and ethics.
General (Ret.) C. Robert “Bob” Kehler
Former commander of STRATCOM
General Robert Kehler retired from the United States Air Force in 2013 after almost 39 years of distinguished service. He offers his expertise as a consultant, non-executive corporate Director of two international aerospace companies, and as a Trustee of the Mitre Corporation. He speaks widely on matters of national security, particularly governance, institutions and organizations, and military.
Dr. Kathleen Hicks
Senior Vice President
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Kathleen Hicks is Senior Vice President, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, and Director of the International Security Program at CSIS. Her 25 year career has also included time served in the Obama administration in senior positions in defense policy and strategy, and she has become an expert in issues such as counterterrorism and homeland security, long-term futures, and weapons of mass destruction proliferation.
Mr. Frank A. Rose
Senior Fellow, Security and Strategy
Frank A. Rose is a Senior Fellow for security and strategy in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution. He previously served as Principal Director and Chief of Government Relations at the Aerospace Corporation, and has held various national security staff positions in the U.S. House of Representatives during his 20 year career. He specializes in nuclear strategy and deterrence, arms control, strategic stability, missile defense, outer space, and emerging security challenges.
Dr. Vipin Narang
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Vipin Narang is an Associate Professor of Political Science at MIT and member of MIT’s Security Studies Program. He has previously held fellowships at both Harvard and Stanford Universities. His research interests include nuclear proliferation and strategy, South Asian security, and general security studies.
Lieutenant General (Ret.) John Castellaw
Crockett Policy Institute
Lieutenant General John Castellaw (Ret.) is the president of the Crockett Policy Institute (CPI) a non-partisan policy and research organization chartered in Tennessee. He spent 36 years serving in the Marines, holding several operational commands. He is a recognized national security expert, with a particular focus on defense spending and strategy, and issues of food security.
Dr. Jane Vaynman
Dr. Jane Vaynman is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Temple University, and was previously the Associate Director of the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies and Research Assistant Professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. She is also the Co-founder of the Nuclear Studies Research Initiative. She is known for her expertise in security cooperation between adversarial states and the design of arms control agreements.
Hon. Elbridge Colby
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development
Department of Defense
Hon. Elbridge Colby is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy & Force Development, and was recently a Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security. He focuses on strategic deterrence, nuclear weapons, conventional force and intelligence.
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