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Jamie Kwong
Jamie Kwong

Jamie Kwong

  • PhD students

PhD Candidate and Research Assistant

Research subject areas

  • Conflict and security
  • International relations

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Jamie Kwong is the Stanton Pre-Doctoral Fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She is also a doctoral candidate in War Studies at King’s College London. Her research focuses on public opinion of nuclear weapons issues, with her dissertation focused specifically on examining U.S. public opinion of North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme.

As a Marshall Scholar, Jamie served as research assistant to Dr. Heather Williams at the Centre for Science and Security Studies, working on projects related to the P5 Process, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, transatlantic deterrence, and the impact of social media on conflict escalation. She also worked in the Nuclear Policy Programme at the Royal United Services Institute on projects related to strategic stability, disarmament verification, and the UK Project on Nuclear Issues. Jamie has previous experience with the U.S. State Department’s International Security and Nonproliferation Bureau, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, and the Central Intelligence Agency. She holds an MA in Public Diplomacy and BA in International Relations from the University of Southern California, where she served as a Korean Studies Institute Fellow.


  • Public opinion and nuclear policy
  • Deterrence, nonproliferation, and strategic stability
  • The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
  • U.S. nuclear policy


  • 'The P5 Process: The United States and the International Security Environment,' The European Leadership Network, 18 May 2020.
  • 'A Troubling Forecast: Climate Change and the Future of Nuclear Deterrence,' in The 2019 UK PONI Papers, edited by Sam Dudin and Chelsea Wiley, 49-53. London: RUSI, 2019.
  • 'Cold War and Post-Cold War Rogues: U.S. Responses to China’s and North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Programs,' in The Fellows Review: 2017-2018, edited by Erica Ngoenha, 172-188. Washington, D.C.: The Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress, 2019.
  • 'US Presidential Hopefuls and Their Nuclear Weapons Policies,' RUSI, 9 April 2019.
  • 'Is it "Non-Proliferation" or "Nonproliferation"?' Inkstick Media, 10 January 2019.
  • 'A Warning About Warming: Climate Change Threatens Arctic Nuclear Security,' RUSI: Nuclear Reactions, 11 December 2018.

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