Alexis Blanc

Alexis Blanc

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Major- International Relations

I have worked at the Department of Energy and Department of Defense over the last decade, working on nuclear weapons policy. During this time I was a part of the 2010 U.S. Nuclear Posture Review and the 2011 New START Treaty ratification efforts. Subsequently, I also authored the preparatory materials and briefed DOE and NNSA Principals for the White House-led review of nuclear weapons employment guidance. I am currently responsible for the procurement of next generation high performance computers for the National Laboratories. These experiences have informed my academic interest in the role of nuclear weapons in international security and ongoing dissertation project on theater missile defense and crisis behavior.


Current Research

Crisis Behavior, Missile Defense, Prospect Theory 


M.A. in Security Policy, The George Washington University 
B.A. in Political Science, Washington State University University


Alexis A. Blanc, “The Impact of ‘Conventional’ Roadblocks on U.S.-Russian Stockpile Reductions,” Nuclear Scholars Initiative: A Collection of Papers from the 2011 Nuclear Scholars Initiative. Washington, DC: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2011.

Alexis A. Blanc and Bradley Roberts, “Nuclear Proliferation: A Historical Overview.” Document D-3447. Alexandria, Va.: Institute for Defense Analyses, 2008.