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Dr. Wade L. Huntley

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Senior Lecturer, NSA and Cyber Academic Group; Academic Director, Regional Security Education Program


Research Interests
Cyber security, strategy and policy; nuclear weapons proliferation; East and South Asian regional security; intelligence analysis; space security; U.S. foreign policy; international relations theory.

Wade Huntley is Senior Lecturer with a joint appointment in the Department of National Security Affairs and the Cyber Academic Group, and Academic Director of the NPS-based Regional Security Education Program (RSEP). He also manages and instructs in an annual tailored intelligence tradecraft short course hosted by NPS for Department of Energy technical specialists.

Before joining NPS in 2009, Dr. Huntley was Director of the Simons Centre at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada; Associate Professor at the Hiroshima Peace Institute in Hiroshima, Japan; and Director of the Global Peace and Security Program at the Nautilus Institute in Berkeley, California. In addition to his teaching and research positions, he has a long record of engaging governmental officials and non-governmental experts on contemporary international policy issues.

Dr. Huntley received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1993. His publications include four edited volumes and over fifty peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and scholarly essays across the range of his research interests.

Recent Publications

  • “Speed Bump on the Road to Global Zero: US Nuclear Reductions and Extended Deterrence in East Asia,” The Nonproliferation Review 20, no. 2 (June 2013).
  • "“Moderate Space Powers,” in The Politics of Space: A Survey, Eligar Sadeh, ed. (London & New York: Routledge, 2011)
  • “The Abolition Aspiration,” The Nonproliferation Review 17, no. 1 (March 2010).
  • “Planning the Unplannable: Scenarios on the Future of Space,” Space Policy 26, no. 1 (February 2010).
  • “US-China Engagement on Space: A Role for Canada?,” Space and Defense 2, no. 3 (Winter 2009-10).
  • “Bucks for the Bang: North Korea’s Nuclear Program and Northeast Asian Military Spending,” Asian Perspective 33, no. 4 (December 2009), 147-182.
  • “Strategic Stability in the Second Nuclear Age,” in U.S. Nuclear Strategy and the Implications for Global Security, David S. McDonough, ed. (Halifax: Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, Dalhousie University, 2009).

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