David C. Logan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor National Security Affairs
David Logan faculty photo


David C. Logan’s research focuses on nuclear weapons, arms control, deterrence, and the U.S.-China security relationship. He teaches the international security course in theater and national security decision making. He has published in International Security, Journal of Strategic Studies, Foreign Affairs, and War On the Rocks, among other venues. He has conducted research for the Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs at National Defense University, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and the Office of Net Assessment. He has served as a Fellow with the Princeton Center for International Security Studies and a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow with the MIT Security Studies Program.

Areas of Expertise

  • Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • Deterrence
  • Nuclear
  • WMD

Professional Highlights


Assistant Professor

Tenure-track appointment as assistant professor in the Naval War College's National Security Affairs Department.

Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow

Appointment as resident fellow in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Security Studies Program.


Led Strategic Education Initiative of the Princeton University Center for International Security Studies.


Ph.D., Princeton University

M.A., Princeton University

M.P.A., Princeton University

B.A., Grinnell College

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Research Contributions and Publications

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