Rizwan Ladha

PhD Student

  • MALD, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
  • BS, International Affairs, The Sam Nunn School, Georgia Institute of Technology

Areas of Expertise
  • Arms Control and Disarmament
  • Nuclear Weapons
  • Nuclear Power
  • Nuclear Strategy and Missile Defense
  • Security and Defense, International
  • Treaty Compliance
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • South Asia

Awards, Fellowships, and Grants
  • Participant, Nuclear Scholars Initiative, Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2013-Present
  • Bradley Foundation Fellow, International Security Studies Program, The Fletcher School, 2010-Present
  • Recipient, Roome International Arms Control Scholarship, The Fletcher School, 2010-Present
  • Participant, Security Springboard, Truman National Security Project, 2011

Fields of Study
  • International Security Studies
  • Southwest Asia & Islamic Civilization

• Ladha, Rizwan. “A Regional Arms Race? Testing the Nuclear Domino Theory in the Middle East.” Al Nakhlah, Spring 2012.
• Ladha, Rizwan. “Whither the Treaty? The U.S. Legal Approach to Arms Control.” Yonsei GSIS Journal of International Studies, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Summer 2011): 41-61.

• Ladha, Rizwan. “Compliance with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty: The Case of Iran and Future Implications.” Presented at the CSIS Project on Nuclear Issues 2012 Spring Conference, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, April 18, 2012.
• Ladha, Rizwan. “U.S. Leadership in Addressing the Non-Proliferation Challenge in South Asia.” Presented at the CSIS Project on Nuclear Issues 2010 Spring Conference, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C., April 8, 2010.

• Ladha, Rizwan. “Improving Nuclear Confidence Between India and Pakistan.” The Huffington Post, August 2, 2011.
• Cirincione, Joseph and Rizwan Ladha. “Smart Money to Stop Nuclear Terrorism.” The Huffington Post, July 14, 2011.
• Ladha, Rizwan. “The U.S. Nuclear Arsenal Structure: Time to Move Away From the Triad,” The Huffington Post, June 17, 2011.

Dissertation Advisor(s)
William C. Martel

Research Interests
  • Nuclear weapons proliferation
  • Nuclear stability and arms control
  • Nuclear fuel cycle
  • Deterrence theory
  • Dual-use commodities
  • International trade and export controls
  • South Asian security
  • Iran
  • U.S. foreign policy
  • Terrorism

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