Dr. Jonathan Pearl is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Security Research (CGSR) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). His work examines the implications of space, nuclear, and advanced technologies on national security and strategic competition. His research interests include deterrence, escalation control, arms control, nonproliferation, and strategic stability.
Dr. Pearl’s work has been published by the U.S. Army War College, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, among other outlets. He was formerly a Lawrence Scholar at CGSR, a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and a Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar at the United States Institute of Peace. Prior to that, he was an adjunct researcher and summer associate at the RAND Corporation, a nuclear scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and a foreign policy and national security advisor to former Senator Christopher J. Dodd.
Dr. Pearl holds a PhD and MA in government and politics from the University of Maryland, and a BA in music from Florida Atlantic University.
"Iran Talks: What Should Be on the Table?" Council on Foreign Relations Expert Roundup (co-contributor, with David Albright, Mark Fitzpatrick, and Daryl Kimball), March 23, 2012.
"Forecasting Zero: U.S. Nuclear History and the Low Probability of Disarmament," U.S. Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, November 25, 2011.
"Nuclear Concerns in Unstable Mideast," Council on Foreign Relations Expert Brief, May 23, 2011.
"After New Start: Challenges and Opportunities for 21st Century Arms Control," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, February 18, 2011.
"Charting a Smarter Course for a U.S.-Jordan Nuclear Deal," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, October 25, 2010.
"Strategic Coercion and the Iranian Nuclear Case," A Collection of Papers from the 2007-2008 Nuclear Scholars Initiative, Center for Strategic and International Studies, October 24, 2008, pp. 97-112.