Is the risk of nuclear war increasing?

Hosted by the Phelan US Centre

Auditorium, Centre Building


Dr Fred Kaplan

Dr Fred Kaplan

Professor Jeffrey Legro

Professor Jeffrey Legro

Dr Lauren Sukin

Dr Lauren Sukin


Professor Peter Trubowitz

Professor Peter Trubowitz

Nuclear security issues are back on the international agenda. Russia’s war in Ukraine, breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, and mounting rivalry between the US and China in East Asia have raised anew concerns about the risks of nuclear war.

This panel will examine those risks and the steps that can be taken to reduce them.

Meet our speakers and chair

Fred Kaplan (@fmkaplan) writes on defense matters for Slate Magazine. A New York Times best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize Winner, Dr. Kaplan is the author of The Wizards of Armageddon, The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War, and The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War.

Jeffrey Legro is University Professor at the University of Richmond. An expert on international security, he is the author of numerous books and articles, including Rethinking the World: Great Power Strategies and International Order and Uncertain Times: American Foreign Policy after the Berlin Wall and 9/11.

Lauren Sukin (@Lauren_Sukin) is an assistant professor of international relations at LSE. An editorial fellow at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, she writes about nuclear weapons and alliance politics. Her work has appeared in Journal of Conflict Resolution, Nonproliferation Review, and the Washington Quarterly, among other places.

Peter Trubowitz (@ptrubowitz) is Professor of International Relations and Director of the Phelan US Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Associate Fellow at Chatham House.

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