Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Dr. Neil Joeck

Dr. Neil Joeck is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Security Research (CGSR) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for International Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. For his contributions to U.S. national security, he was named a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at LLNL in 2012.

Joeck was the National Intelligence Officer for South Asia in the Office of the Director for National Intelligence from 2009 to 2011, in which capacity he provided intelligence support to the White House primarily on Afghanistan and Pakistan. He also served from 2004 to 2005 as Director for Counterproliferation Strategy at the National Security Council. He was responsible for India and Pakistan proliferation issues, but also worked on the Bush-Putin Bratislava summit, the Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference, and Department of Homeland Security and multilateral regime (CWC, BWC, MTCR) issues. From 2001-2003, he was a member of the Policy Planning Staff at the Department of State, where he was responsible for the India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and nuclear proliferation portfolios. He received the Meritorious Honor Award for his work on Afghanistan following September 11, 2001.

Joeck worked on India and Pakistan as a political analyst and group leader in Z Division at LLNL from 1987-2001. During that time, he took leave as a Research Fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London in 1996-1997. He served in 1999 as consultant to the Commission to Assess the Organization of the Federal Government to Combat the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, and worked for the RAND Corporation under contract with the Department of Defense Office of Net Assessments in 2000.

Joeck received a Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from UCLA (1986), an M.A. (with distinction) from the Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University in Canada (1976), and a B.A. in politics (with honors) from the University of California, Santa Cruz (1973).

In addition to classified reports for the U.S. government, Joeck's publications include Maintaining Nuclear Stability in South Asia, Adelphi Paper #312 (Oxford University Press, 1997) and two edited books: Arms Control and International Security (with Roman Kolkowicz, Westview Press, 1984) and Strategic Consequences of Nuclear Proliferation in South Asia (Frank Cass, 1986). He has contributed articles to Comparative Strategy, Journal of Strategic Studies, International Herald Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Energy and Technology Review, and various chapters to edited books. He has taught at UCLA (1985-86), the Chinese Academy of Social Science (1987), and UC Berkeley (2004, 2006-7).

Selected Publications

"The Kargil War and Nuclear Deterrence," in Sumit Ganguly and Paul Kapur, eds. Nuclear Proliferation in South Asia (London and New York: Routledge, 2009).

"The Indo-Pakistani Nuclear Confrontation: Lessons from the Past, Contingencies for the Future," in Henry Sokolski, ed. Pakistan's Nuclear Future: Reining in the Risks (Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, 2009).

"Nuclear Relations in South Asia" in Joseph Cirincione, ed. Repairing the Regime (New York: Routledge, 2000).

"Nuclear Developments in India and Pakistan," Access Asia Review (Seattle, Washington: National Bureau of Asia Research, 1999).

"Nuclear Proliferation and Nuclear Reversal in South Asia," Comparative Strategy, Vol. 16, No. 3, 1997.

Maintaining Nuclear Stability in South Asia, Adelphi Paper #312 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997).

"Mutual Security Pledges and Prospects for a Nonproliferation Regime," in Sumit Ganguly and Ted Greenwood, eds. Mending Fences: Confidence- and Security-Building Measures in South Asia (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1996).

"Proliferation Risks in South Asia," in Joachim Krause, ed. Kernwaffenverbreitung und internationaler Systemwandel (Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 1994).

"Tacit Bargaining and Stable Proliferation in South Asia," Journal of Strategic Studies, Vol. 13, No. 3, 1990.

Strategic Consequences of Nuclear Proliferation in South Asia, editor (London: Frank Cass and Company, 1986).

Arms Control and International Security, editor with Roman Kolkowicz (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1984).