About the Expert
J. Andrés Gannon is a Stanton nuclear security fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). In fall 2023, he will be an assistant professor of political science at Vanderbilt University and a faculty affiliate at the Data Science Institute. Gannon’s research broadly focuses on the political origins of military power, what capabilities states arm themselves with and why, and how the distribution of military capabilities effects states’ conduct in international affairs. While at CFR, he will conduct research on nuclear alliances and burden-sharing in East Asia.
Previously, he was an international security program postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, a Hans J. Morgenthau research fellow at the Notre Dame International Security Center, and a PhD Eisenhower defense fellow at the NATO Defense College. Gannon’s work has been published in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Studies Quarterly, and the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. He earned his PhD in political science from the University of California, San Diego, in 2021.
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