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DAN REITER is a Professor of Political Science at Emory University and has been an Olin post-doctoral fellow in security studies at Harvard University. He has authored or coauthored two books, Crucible of Beliefs: Learning, Alliances, and World Wars and Democracies at War. He has published more than 20 scholarly articles on a variety of topics, including the causes of war, the democratic peace, NATO expansion, international alliance formation, statistical methodology, nuclear proliferation, air power, public opinion, war outcomes, learning and foreign policy, military strategy, and others. In 2002, he received the Karl Deutsch Award, given annually by the International Studies Association to the scholar under age 40 or within 10 years of receiving the dissertation who has made the most significant contribution to the study of international relations and peace research. Dr. Reiter received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan in 1994.
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Authored by Dr. Dan Reiter.
The author explores the effectiveness and risks of preventive attacks intended to combat the spread of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons, as compared to other nonproliferation policy options. He concludes that preventive attacks are generally less effective, more dangerous, and more costly than other nonproliferation policy options.