Zachary Keck, Wohlstetter Public Affairs Fellow

Zachary Keck is the Wohlstetter Public Affairs Fellow at the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center where he is researching a book on how allied nuclear proliferation impacts U.S. national security. His book will include in-depth historical case studies of how Britain, France, Israel, and Pakistan's acquisition of nuclear weapons raised security alliance relations issues for the United States. The aims of this project are to glean lessons for future cases and to inform ongoing debates over whether America's security interests would be served or harmed by allies such as South Korea, Japan, and Turkey getting their own nuclear weapons.

Before coming to NPEC, Keck was a researcher at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs where he worked on nuclear issues, cyber war and U.S.-China relations. Previously, he was the managing editor of The National Interest, for whom he writes regular columns on nuclear and defense issues. Keck has also been the managing editor of The Diplomat, where he authored the Pacific Realist blog.

Keck's articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, Fox News, The Hill and The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, among many others. He has been widely quoted and cited including by The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Bloomberg News, Reuters, Huffington Post, BBC, Vox, RealClearPolitics, The Washington Examiner, Newsmax, Forbes, Slate and Business Insider.

Keck holds a B.A. in political science from SUNY New Paltz and a M.A. in political science from George Mason University.

You can find him on Twitter @ZacharyKeck or reach him by email at