Philip Baxter

Philip Baxter

Senior Research Associate
Washington, DC


Mr. Philip Baxter joins CNS from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he is a Ph.D. Candidate in International Affairs, Science, and Technology. His dissertation examines how states organize resources for the purposes of developing the tacit knowledge necessary to produce nuclear weapons. Previously, he served as a Nonproliferation Fellow with the National Nuclear Security Administration where he managed the implementation of threat reduction programs. Additionally, he was formerly a program analyst at the National Defense University where he developed course curriculum for the education of nonproliferation and nuclear security for international military officers. His research focuses on international security issues, in particular nuclear proliferation, deterrence, strategic stability, geopolitics of energy, illicit trafficking, and nuclear safeguards. His research has appeared in Science and Diplomacy, Federation of American Scientists’ Public Interest Reports, Arms Control Wonk, and Real Clear Defense.


  • Ph.D. Candidate (ABD) in International Affairs, Science, and Technology, with a technical minor in nuclear engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology
  • M.P.P. in Public Policy from George Mason University
  • B.A. in History and Political Science from Grove City College