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University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation

Do Young Lee

Postdoctoral Fellow
Technology and International Security

Do Young Lee is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Technology and International Security at the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) based in Washington, D.C. He is also a visiting scholar at the Institute of International Studies at Seoul National University. Do Young Lee’s research interests include strategies of extended deterrence, the effect of nuclear weapons on interstate conflict, alliance politics, and the diffusion of military technology. His fellowship research will examine how nuclear patrons provide a security umbrella to their non-nuclear clients. He will also explore 1) the motivation behind senior nuclear allies’ transfer of advanced nuclear technology to junior nuclear allies; 2) the relationship between limited nuclear options and nuclear crisis outcomes; and 3) the impact of allies’ time horizons on alliance cohesion. Do Young received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago.