Areas of Expertise: Nuclear arms control and nonproliferation; deterrence, extended deterrence, and assurance; law of war, treaty law, and confidence-building measures
Dr. Justin Anderson is a Senior Policy Fellow at National Defense University's Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction. His research focuses on deterrence (nuclear and non-nuclear), nuclear forces, and future nuclear arms control agreements and confidence-building measures (CBMs). Prior to joining the Center, he was a Senior Policy analyst at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), providing research and analysis on arms control, nonproliferation, counter-WMD, and deterrence issues to the United States Air Force (USAF), USSTRATCOM, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and the OSD Office of Treaty Compliance. From 2009-10, in support of OSD Office of the General Counsel/International Affairs, he served as Editor of the Department of Defense Law of War Manual.
Dr Anderson, together with his co-author Lt Col James R. McCue, USAF, received the USSTRATCOM 2022 General Larry T. Welch Deterrence Writing Award (Senior Division) for their Spring 2021 Strategic Studies Quarterly article “Deterring, Countering, and Defeating Conventional-Nuclear Integration.” He was also the lead analyst for an SAIC research team that received the 2011 Major General Robert E. Linhard for Outstanding Research from the Air Force Institute of National Security Studies for their paper Qualitative Considerations of Nuclear Forces at Lower Numbers and Implications for Future Arms Control Negotiations.
Dr. Anderson has taught at George Mason University, the Joint Services Command and Staff College (U.K.), King’s College London, and Brookes University. He was a 2003 Marshall Scholar and a 2000 Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellow. He has a PhD and MA in War Studies from King’s College London and a BA in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College.
- Justin Anderson, "Allied Assurance and Integrated Deterrence in the Indo-Pacific", Inkstick, 14 March 2022.
- Justin Anderson, "Arms Control in Today's (Dis)Information Environment: Part II," Inkstick, 25 May 2021.
- Justin V. Anderson and Lt Col James McCue, “Deterring, Countering, and Defeating Conventional-Nuclear Integration,” Strategic Studies Quarterly (Spring 2021): 28-60.
- Paul Bernstein, Justin Anderson, Diane DiEuliis, Gerald Epstein, and Amanda Moodie, “Weapons of Mass Destruction, Strategic Deterrence, and Great Power Competition,” 169-181 in Thomas Lynch III, ed., Strategic Assessment 2020: Into a New Era of Great Power Competition (Washington D.C.: NDU Press, 2020)
- Justin Anderson and Sarah Jacobs Gamberini, “Infodemic: Russian Disinformation Campaigns, Public Health, and COVID-19,” Inkstick, 25 March 2020.
- Justin V. Anderson and Amy J. Nelson, "The INF Treaty: A Spectacular, Inflexible, Time-bound Success," Strategic Studies Quarterly (Summer 2019): 90-122.
- Justin V. Anderson, Book Review: The End of Strategic Stability?: Nuclear Weapons and the Challenge of Regional Rivalries edited by Lawrence Rubin and Adam N. Stulberg, Georgetown Press, 2018, in Strategic Studies Quarterly (Summer 2019): 126-128.
- Justin Anderson, Harrison Menke, and Robert Peters, "Deterrence in the 21st Century: Integrating Nuclear and Conventional Force," Strategic Studies Quarterly, Winter 2018.
- Justin Anderson and Margaret Sloane, "Book Review: The Politics of Weapons Inspections: Assessing WMD Monitoring and Verification Regimes," PRISM, Vol.7(3) 2018.
- Justin Anderson, "Negotiating a Nuclear "Code of Conduct"," CSIS Next Generation Nuclear Network, January 17, 2018 https://nuclearnetwork.csis.org/negotiating-nuclear-code-conduct/
- Justin Anderson and Amanda Moodie, “Weapons of Mass Destruction.” In Oxford Bibliographies in International Relations. Ed. Patrick James. New York: Oxford University Press, 29 November 2017.
- Justin Anderson and Natasha E. Bajema, "Competitive Symposium: A Model for Interactive Learning and Policy Innovation," National Defense University, March 2017.
- Justin Anderson and Darci McDonald, “Deter and Downsize: A Paradigm Shift for Nuclear Arms Control,” Arms Control Today (March 2017).
- Justin Anderson, “Law of War Considerations in Fielding Nuclear Forces,” Arms Control Today (September 2016).
- Justin Anderson, “Nuclear Weapons and the Laws of War (cont.),” Arms Control Wonk, May 11, 2016.
- Justin Anderson, “Applying Jus In Bello to the Nuclear Deterrent,” Arms Control Wonk, March 14, 2016.
- Justin Anderson and Darci McDonald, “21st Century Nuclear Arms Control: A Framework for the Next Generation of Treaty Negotiations … and Treaty Negotiators” in Project on Nuclear Issues – A Collection of Papers from the 2015 Conference Series edited by Sarah Minot (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016):1-20.
- Justin Anderson, Thomas Devine, and Rebecca Gibbons, “Nonproliferation and Counterproliferation,” Oxford Bibliographies, March 2014.
- Justin Anderson, Walt Conrad, and Sarah Jacobs-Gamberini, “International Space Negotiations, Emerging Space Powers, and U.S. Efforts to Protect the Military Use of Space,” Space and Defense Vol 7, No 1 (Winter 2014): 6-25.
- Justin Anderson and Jeff Larsen (with Polly Holdorf), Extended Deterrence and Allied Assurance: Key Concepts and Current Challenges for U.S. Policy, Air Force Institute for National Security Studies Occasional Paper #69, September 2013.
- Justin Anderson, Walt Conrad, and Sarah Jacobs. “Arms Control in the Third Space Age,” Space and Defense Vol. 6, No. 1 (Fall 2012): 4-21.
- Justin Anderson, Darci Bloyer, Thomas Devine, Rebecca Gibbons, and Jeff Larsen, Qualitative Considerations of Nuclear Forces at Lower Numbers and Implications for Future Arms Control Negotiations, Air Force Institute for National Security Studies Occasional Paper #68, July 2012.
- Justin Anderson, “Nonviolent Solutions to U.S. National Security Challenges: American Peace Church Advocates Address American Foreign Policy and the ‘War on Terror,’” 382-391 in Stefan Heuser and Hans G. Ulrich, eds., Political Practices and International Order, Lit Verlag, 2007.