David Schmerler

Research Associate

Monterey, CA

Areas of Research

  • North Korea’s missile and nuclear program
  • Iran’s missile and nuclear program
  • Geospatial Analysis
  • East Asian Security
  • 3D modeling and analysis
  • Open-source analysis


David holds a MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.


John Schilling, Jeffrey Lewis, and David Schmerler, “A New ICBM for North Korea?”, 38North, December 22, 2015

Melissa Hanham, Jeffrey Lewis, and David Schmerler, “3D View: North Korean and Iranian Missile Collaboration?”, Nuclear Threat Initiative, March 18, 2015