Brian Blankenship
2016, NEFP
PhD Candidate, Columbia University



Brian Blankenship is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University, majoring in International Relations. He received his MPhil. and M.A. in Political Science from Columbia, as well as a B.A. in History and a B.A. in Political Science from Indiana University. His research lies primarily in the areas of alliance politics and intra-alliance bargaining, particularly in asymmetric alliances. His other research interests include power projection and U.S. foreign basing, nuclear proliferation, and grand strategy.


Foreign Policy, Nuclear and WMDs, Defense Policy and Military Strategy