Mr. Robert J. Peters

Robert Peters, now a Research Fellow,  joined the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction as a Research Associate in August 2005. Mr. Peters’ research focuses on escalation and deterrence, WMD elimination, and the use of table top exercises in leadership development. From March-November 2009, Mr. Peters was detailed to the Office of the Secretary of Defense-Policy as Special Assistant to the DASD for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, where he led the counter-WMD analysis for the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review. Prior to joining National Defense University, Mr. Peters worked for the Northrop Grumman Corp., and at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.

Mr. Peters received an MA from Georgetown University in National Security Studies in 2001, and a BA in Political Science and History from Miami University in 1999. Publications include “The WMD Challenges Posed by a Collapse of North Korea,” published at, “China, Democracy, and the Internet” in Information Technology and World Politics; and “Nuclear U-Turns: Learning from South Korean and Taiwanese Rollback” in Nonproliferation Review.