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Dr Christopher J. Watterson joined Project Alpha in January 2019 as a Research Associate specialising in nuclear weapons and international relations. His current research interests include the North Korean nuclear weapons program, nuclear strategy, and the illicit procurement of nuclear and missile technologies.

Christopher obtained his PhD from the University of Sydney’s Department of Government and International Relations. His doctoral research focused on the foreign policy effects of nuclear weapons acquisition in pariah states. Christopher also holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours from the University of Newcastle, and a Master of International Security from the University of Sydney.

Research Interests

  • Pariah states and nuclear weapons
  • Illicit procurement networks
  • Comparative nuclear strategy
  • Tactical nuclear weapons