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Dr Daniel Salisbury

Postdoctoral Fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey



Daniel Salisbury is a Postdoctoral Fellow at James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Before joining CNS Daniel worked at the Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS) in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London (KCL) from 2011-2016. At CSSS he worked on a series of projects on non-proliferation and export controls and nuclear security. This include Project Alpha which seeks to engage industry on non-proliferation issues, and a Nuclear Security Culture Consortium project funded by the British government. Daniel submitted his PhD thesis at KCL entitled “From Silence to “Showmanship”: The British government’s presentation of nuclear policy, 1974-1983” in September 2016. He holds a MA in Science and Security and a BA in War Studies also from KCL.

Research Interests
  • Nonproliferation and export controls
  • Nuclear security
  • British nuclear history


Books and Journal Articles
  • Edited with Christopher Hobbs and Matthew Moran, Open Source Intelligence in the Twenty-First Century: New Approaches and Opportunities (UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)
  • ‘Exploring the changing role of Chinese entities in WMD Proliferation’, with Lucy Jones, China Quarterly (2016), Vol.225, pp.50-72.
  • ‘Non-State Actors as Proliferators: Preventing their Involvement’, with Ian J. Stewart, Strategic Trade Review (2016), Vol.2, No.3, p. 5-26.
  • ‘Sanctions and the Insurance Industry: Challenges, Risks and Opportunities’, with Matthew Moran, Business and Politics (2014), Vol.16, No.3, pp.429–451.
  • ‘Trade controls and non-proliferation: compliance costs, drivers and challenges’, Business and Politics (2013), Vol.15, No.4, pp.529 -551.
  • ‘Targeted: A case in Iranian Illicit Missile Procurement’, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (2013), with David Lowrie, Vol.69, No.3, pp.23-30. 
Book chapters
  • ‘70 Years of British Nuclear Debates: A Short Overview’ in Andrew Futter ed. The United Kingdom and Nuclear Weapons: The Trident Debate Renewed (Rowman Littlefield, forthcoming 2016)
  • ‘OSINT and Proliferation Procurement: Combating Illicit Trade’ in Christopher Hobbs, Matthew Moran and Daniel Salisbury eds. Open Source Intelligence in the Twenty-First Century: New Approaches and Opportunities (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) 
Other Publications


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