Areas of Expertise: Countering WMD; Deterrence; Nuclear Policy; Gaming & Simulation (Facilitation); WMD Elimination
Mr. Robert J. Peters joined the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction in August 2005. Mr. Peters’ research focuses on WMD elimination, managing escalation and deterrence crises, and loose WMD challenges. 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 as a Technical Analyst for the Northrop Grumman Corp., and as a Research Associate for the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, focusing on WMD detection capabilities and nonproliferation policy. 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. His publications include: “A New Approach to Eliminating North Korean Weapons of Mass Destruction is Needed;” “Interagency and Intra-Agency Aspects of US Elimination Activities;” and “The WMD Challenges Posed by a Collapse of North Korea.”
- Justin Anderson, Harrison Menke, and Robert Peters, "Deterrence in the 21st Century: Integrating Nuclear and Conventional Force," Strategic Studies Quarterly, Winter 2018.
- Robert Peters, "A New Approach to Eliminating North Korean Weapons of Mass Destruction Is Needed," 38 North, June 2017.
- Robert Peters, "The WMD Challenges Posed by a Collapse of North Korea," 38 North, April 2015.
- Rebecca Hersman and Robert Peters, "Nuclear U-Turns: Learning from South Korean and Taiwanese Rollback," Nonproliferation Review 13, no. 3 (November 2006): 539-53.
- Robert Peters and Seth Carus, "Interagency and intra-agency aspects of US Elimination Activities," Nonproliferation Review 23 no. 1-2 (September 2016): 101-114.