Paige Cone
2017, NEFP
Postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Chicago



Paige Price Cone is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Chicago with the Chicago Project on Security and Threats. She recently received her Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 2016. Paige’s research interests lie broadly in foreign policy decision-making and international security. She specifically researches why leaders choose to end nuclear weapons programs. Her dissertation generated original data on positive and negative inducements, measuring the level of force necessary to induce reversal. Her book manuscript examines the conditions under which leaders end nuclear weapons programs by exploring how a leader’s regional nuclear security environment and relationship to the United States shapes their response to positive and negative inducements.


Nuclear and WMDs, Foreign Policy