Nathan Daniels

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Nathan Daniels

Adjunct Junior Fellow

Expertise: Nuclear Security, Nonproliferation, Iran, North Korea, Arms Control, Asymmetric Operations

Nathan Daniels, a native of Savannah, TN, is currently a senior at the University of Tennessee at Martin pursuing a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in International Security Studies. He served as a Nuclear Security Research Assistant & Intern at the American Security Project in the spring of 2014 and currently serves as one of ASP’s Junior Adjunct Fellows

He is a student ambassador & resident assistant for UT Martin, as well as a founding member and the current President of the International Club, which brings together students interested in the arena of international affairs and breaks down cultural barriers between international exchange students and Americans on campus. He served as the Assistant Secretary of State for the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature in the fall of 2013 and is also a member of the University of Tennessee Advocacy Network. To further fuel his passion for helping others, most importantly children, he served as the Executive Director for UT Martin’s fundraising organization, Up ‘til Dawn, for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital located in Memphis, Tennessee during the 2014/2015 school year.

He is a member of the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI), which has the mission of sustaining a community of next generation nuclear experts and generating new ideas and debates on important nuclear issues

Nathan is an avid reader and is currently working on developing proficiency in French. He recently returned from a medical & food relief mission trip serving areas in both Kenya and Uganda. He is very interested in future international humanitarian relief work. He plans on studying abroad in France in May of 2015.

Nathan plans on attending graduate school in Washington, D.C. after graduation to pursue a degree in International Affairs.



Selected Work:

The End of the New ICBM

Update: Negotiations on Iran’s Nuclear Program

Defense Budget in 2014: A Conversation with Russell Rumbaugh – Event Recap

Top Military Officials Summoned to Pentagon to Ensure Nuclear Security

Benefit or Burden? The Future of U.S. Tactical Nuclear Weapons

5 Reasons Why More Sanctions Should Not be Imposed on Iran at This Time


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Recent Posts

21st Century U.S.-Egypt Strategic Relations Conference

Posted on: May 1st, 2014

The Negative Effects of the United States’ Reliance on Russia for Rocket Engines – Undermining Ukraine Sanctions

Posted on: April 24th, 2014

U.S. Official: Iran Nuclear Agreement Moving Along, Drafting to Begin in May

Posted on: April 7th, 2014

Event Recap: The Battle on the Final Frontier – A Discussion of National Security and Space

Posted on: April 3rd, 2014

Senators Call on DOD for Competition in Air Force Space Launch Program

Posted on: April 3rd, 2014