Are US sanctions against Iran & Russia backfiring in dangerous ways?
Ariel Petrovics is an Assistant Research Professor at University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy, a Research Fellow with Managing the Atom at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and Non-Resident Fellow at the Quincy Institute. Her research examines the effectiveness of foreign policy strategies on issues of international security. Her book project compares foreign policy effectiveness for inducing nuclear reversal, while related research evaluates engagement strategies with renegade regimes, and the effects of new proliferators on international security. She is currently coediting a book volume on the counterproductive consequences of nuclear policies and organizes the CISSM-ISKRAN Seminar series fostering international collaboration and research on US-Russian security issues. Her work has been published by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, and Texas National Security Review, among others. She earned her PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Davis and has held positions as a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow, the IGCC Herbert York Fellow, and a research associate at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Center for Global Security Research. Her work has been supported by the Charles Koch Foundation and the Stanton Foundation.