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Alexandre Debs  
Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow (former)

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Alexandre Debs is an assistant professor of political science at Yale University. He was a Stanton nuclear security faculty fellow at CISAC for 2011-2012. He is interested in the politics of weak institutions. His current projects look at the causes of international conflict, nuclear proliferation, and democratization. While at CISAC, Alexandre is developing a book on the Strategic Determinants of Nuclear Proliferation and Preventive War (with Nuno Monteiro). His previous work has appeared in the American Political Science Review, the Economics of Peace and Security Journal, the Journal of the History of Economic Thought, and the Quarterly Journal of Political Science. He received a Ph.d. degree in Economics from M.I.T., an M.Phil. from Oxford University and a B.Sc. from Université de Montreal.


Last updated: August 2012

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The Flawed Logic of Striking Iran
Alexandre Debs, Nuno P. Monteiro: "Matthew Kroenig's argument for preventive military action to combat Tehran's nuclear program -- 'Time to Attack Iran' -- suffers from three problems."
January 17, 2012 in Foreign Affairs