Grace Liu

Research Associate
East Asia Nonproliferation Program (EANP)
Monterey, CA


Grace Liu is a research associate in the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at CNS. She produces geospatial intelligence, translates Korean and Chinese sources, and uses 3D modeling techniques to assess WMD and ballistic-missile capabilities. Her research focuses on applying open-source information to verify treaty compliance, particularly on the Korean Peninsula. She is currently working on applying machine learning capabilities to analyze remote-sensing data.


Her previous work includes exploring prospects to codify the International Monitoring System as a verification measure in a Korean Peninsula Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone, using remote-sensing data to monitor uranium production, and monitoring high-frequency satellite imagery to track missile launches.

Grace previously served as an analyst in the armed forces.

Areas of Research

  • East Asian missile and nuclear programs
  • Ballistic missiles and missile defense
  • 3D modeling
  • Nuclear fuel cycle and verification
  • Open-source and geospatial analysis
  • Gender in disarmament
  • Chinese & Korean linguist


Grace holds a MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, a MBA in International Management and a BA in Military Science from the University of New Mexico.


CNS Work

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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 at 7:55am
Following the US designation of #Iran IRGC as an #FTO and a couple months of increasingly escalatory events in the Persian Gulf...check out all the IRGC sites @cyjabbari has geolocated.
Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 at 4:11pm
In the recording “studio” complete with whiskey and coke. Look out for the next @cash_podcast coming out soon! #NorthKorea #cashmoney #sanctions #laws @whirlybird_04 grace_c_liu photo
Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 at 11:30am
Surprisingly assertive statement: “The United States should deliberate and think over the consequences its outrageous act might have on the future developments. Also the United States must return our cargo ship without delay."