Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS)
Department of War Studies
Strand, London WC2R 2LS
Sanctions and export controls
U.K. nuclear history
Missile programmes and missile defence
I am a Researcher in the Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS) within the Department of War Studies. I am currently working on the British government-sponsored Project Alpha which seeks to build partnerships between government and the private sector to mitigate proliferation risks. My work on Alpha focuses on the use of open sources to generate insights into illicit trade, and research and engagement work with China. Recently, my work on illicit procurement has been cited by the United Nations Panel of Experts established pursuant to resolution 1929 (2010) (relating to the implementation of Iran sanctions) and featured on BBC Radio 4.
I have also been involved in other projects at CSSS and elsewhere, including the UK-China Next Generation Nuclear Dialogue (2013 and 2014), and a joint ESRC and industry-sponsored project on Sanctions and the Insurance Industry.
Prior to joining CSSS, I worked as a Research Assistant on the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London where my focused on North Korean security challenges and nuclear security outreach in China. I also previously worked as a Research Intern at the IISS, at the Arms Control Association (ACA) in Washington DC, and within the British political system.
Concurrently I am working on my PhD which considers British nuclear weapons policy and debates in the 1970s and 1980s. I hold a MA with Distinction in Science and Security (2011) and a First Class BA (Hons) in War Studies (2010), both from King’s College London. I am a member of IISS; the Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) organised by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). I became an Associate of King’s College (AKC) in 2010.
Open Source Intelligence in the Twenty-First Century: New Approaches and Opportunities (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2014) [Co-edited with Matthew Moran and Christopher Hobbs]
Peer -reviewed Articles
'Sanctions and the Insurance Industry: Challenges, risks and opportunities'. Business and Politics (2014), Vol.16, No.2 [ Co-authored with Matthew Moran]
'Trade controls and non-proliferation:compliance costs, drivers and challenges' , Business and Politics (2013), Vol.15, No. 4, pp. 529-551.
Other Articles, Papers and Book Chapters
‘OSINT and Proliferation Procurement: Combating Illicit Trade’, book chapter (2014 forthcoming) in Open Source Intelligence in the Twenty-First Century: New Approaches and Opportunities (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2014) [Co-edited with Matthew Moran and Christopher Hobbs]
'Wanted: Karl Lee' The Diplomat, 22 May 2014. [ Ian. J. Stewart and Daniel Salisbury]
'Li Fang Wei (Karl Lee)', Proliferation Case Study Series, Project Alpha, 19 May 2014 [ Daniel Salisbury and Ian .J Stewart ]
‘Chemical weapons and trade: Preventing the next Syria’, The Conversation (November 2013) [Susan Martin, Daniel Salisbury and David Takac]
'Engaging China in Proliferation Prevention', Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (October 2013) [Wyn Q. Bowen, Ian. J Stewart and Daniel Salisbury]
‘How the Private Sector can do More to Prevent Illicit Trade’, Arms Control Today, (July/August 2013)
Targeted: A case in Iranian Illicit Missile Procurement' Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (2013), Vol. 69, No.3, pp. 23-30. [Daniel Salisbury and David Lowrie]
‘Partnerships with the Private Sector: Addressing the Illicit Procurement of Proliferation Sensitive Goods’, in Stephanie Spies & Sarah Weiner eds. Project on Nuclear Issues: A Collection of Papers from the 2012 Conference Series, June 2013 (US: Rowman and Littlefield)
‘Iran’s Cruise Missile Tests: Arms Transfers, Oil, Vulnerability and Politics’, World Defence Systems, Vol.1, (2012)
‘India, Japan Discuss Terms of Nuclear Trade’, Arms Control Today, (September 2010), pp.49 – 50. [Daniel Salisbury and Eric Auner]