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Alexander Lanoszka is an Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Waterloo. He studies alliance politics, theories of war, and European security. He is currently working on projects related to international disinformation, nuclear strategy, and European alliance politics. His book Atomic Assurance: The Alliance Politics of Nuclear Proliferation (Cornell University Press, 2018) examines the conditions under which states that receive formal security commitments begin, and sometimes stop, seeking their own nuclear weapons.

He sits on the editorial board of the journal Contemporary Security Policy and is an Honorary Fellow at City, University of London, where he previously taught prior to coming to Waterloo. He has also done work for the Office of Net Assessment, U.S. Department of Defense, and consulted for Global Affairs Canada. You may also learn more about his work at his website:


Selected Publications

  • Lanoszka, Alexander. “Disinformation in International Politics,” European Journal of International Security, vol. 4, no. 2 (2019): 227-248.
  • Lanoszka, Alexander. Conventional Deterrence and Landpower in Northeastern Europe (Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, 2019).
  • Lanoszka, Alexander. Atomic Assurance: The Alliance Politics of Nuclear Proliferation (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2018).
  • Lanoszka, Alexander. “Nuclear Ambiguity, No-First-Use, and Crisis Stability in Asymmetrical Crises,” Nonproliferation Review, vol. 24, no. 3-4 (2017): 343-355, with Thomas Leo Scherer.
  • Lanoszka, Alexander. “To Arm or To Ally? The Patron’s Dilemma and the Strategic Logic of Arms Transfers and Alliances,” International Security, vol. 41, no. 2 (2016): 90-139, with Keren Yarhi-Milo and Zack Cooper.
  • Lanoszka, Alexander. “Russian Hybrid Warfare and Extended Deterrence in Eastern Europe,” International Affairs, vol. 92, no. 1 (2016): 175-195.
  • Lanoszka, Alexander. “Rage of Honor: Entente Indignation and the Lost Chance for Peace in the First World War,” Security Studies, vol. 24, no. 2 (2015): 662-695, with Michael A. Hunzeker.

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