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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