Paul Warnke

Paul Warnke Research Associate


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Monterey, CA (Remote)

Paul Warnke joined CNS in April 2022 as a Research Associate, focusing on U.S.-Russia relations, arms control, and nuclear nonproliferation.

Before joining CNS, Paul served as a nuclear policy aide for U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, where he worked primarily on nuclear force structure, arms control, nonproliferation, and civilian nuclear cooperation issues. Previously, Paul was a graduate student at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, earning a MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies and serving as a graduate research assistant at CNS. Over the course of his graduate studies, Paul held internships at the U.S. State Department, United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Paul is fluent in Portuguese and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Middlebury College.


CNS Work

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Publications

  • Author of “The Erosion of Advice and Consent: Congress’s Diminishing Role in Arms Control,” published in On the Horizon: A Collection of Papers from the Next Generation, edited by Reja Younis, CSIS, February 2021.
  • Author of “Looking Back: The Wohlstetter-Warnke Debate in Foreign Policy,” Arms Control Today, July/August 2019.
  • Author of “Peaceful nuclear explosives: from the Limited Test Ban Treaty to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons,” published in Once and Future Partners: The United States, Russia, and Nuclear Nonproliferation, edited by William Potter and Sarah Bidgood, Routledge, July 23, 2018.
  • Co-author of “Negotiating the draft Radiological Weapons Convention,” published in Once and Future Partners: The United States, Russia, and Nuclear Nonproliferation, edited by William Potter and Sarah Bidgood, Routledge, July 23, 2018.