Area of Expertise
national, security, nuclear weapons, nonproliferation, civil-military relations, Pentagon, U.S. foreign policy, U.S. defense policy
Sharon K. Weiner writes about the intersection of organizational politics and U.S. national security policy. Her book Our Own Worst Enemy? Institutional Interests and the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Expertise (MIT Press 2011) examines the role of organizational and partisan politics in the success and failure of U.S. cooperative nonproliferation programs with the former Soviet Union. It is the winner of the 2012 Louis Brownlow award from the National Academy of Public Administration. She is currently finishing a book on U.S. civil-military relations and especially the policy implications of the organization of the defense department. Her work has appeared in International Security, Political Science Quarterly, The Nonproliferation Review, as well as other journals. She also pursues research and teaching interests in U.S. relations with South Asia, nuclear strategy and nonproliferation, and U.S. foreign and defense policy.