Philip M. Baxter, Ph.D.

Philip M. Baxter is an expert in international security, geopolitical analysis, and open source intelligence. His research leverages innovative methodologies to assess emerging threats, in particular at the nexus of technology and international security. He has over a decade of experience in the international security domain, having worked previously at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, National Nuclear Security Administration, Center for Policy Research at the University at Albany-SUNY, and the National Defense University. He is currently an Assistant Professor with the Intelligence Analysis Program at James Madison University. He received his Ph.D. in International Affairs, Science, and Technology from the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

His research has appeared in International Areas Studies ReviewJournal of Cybersecurity, Science and Diplomacy, Federation of American Scientists’ Public Interest Reports, Arms Control Wonk, and Real Clear Defense. He is the co-editor and contributor to a recent publication entitled Nuclear Modernization in the 21st Century, which examines the extent to which nuclear weapons modernization has become a significant point of concern and consideration in international security.  He is a member of International Studies Association, American Political Science Association, and the International Network for Social Network Analysis, and an advisory board member of the Rowman & Littlefield book series on weapons of mass destruction.