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Sanjana Gogna

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Sanjana Gogna is a first-year PhD student at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. Her research focuses on nuclear weapons strategy and deterrence theory. Prior to starting her doctoral studies, Gogna was a research associate at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where she authored a paper on nuclear multipolarity with a specific emphasis on South Asia. Gogna has also worked at the Center for Air Power Studies (CAPS), a think tank associated with the Indian Air Force, where she wrote a monograph titled "An Indian Perspective on China's Nuclear Weapons".

Gogna received a bachelor's and a master's degree in political science from the University of Delhi. She also holds a master's degree in nonproliferation and terrorism studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) at Monterey. While at MIIS, Gogna worked as a research assistant at the James Martin Centre for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) and was part of studies on nuclear security involving the United States, China and India. 

Areas of Interest
  • nuclear weapons strategy; deterrence theory