Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Dr. Brent J. Talbot is a visiting scholar at CGSR and serves as a Professor of Military & Strategic Studies at the US Air Force Academy. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in International Studies from the University of Denver, where he taught as an Adjunct Professor. Dr Talbot also served as the Deputy Director of the Air Force Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) during 1999-2001, where his duties included managing deterrence, arms control and proliferation research.

His CGSR research relates to Multi-Domain Deterrence and his relevant publications include: “Eliminating ICBMs—as part of a 21st Century Deterrence Strategy, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Vol 74, no 1 (January 2018), 52-59; “Israel and the Iranian Nuclear Infrastructure,” Joint Forces Quarterly Vol 56, No 1 (Jan 2010), 97-103; and“Terrorism and Deterrence by Denial,” chapter in Terrorism and Homeland Security: Thinking Strategically About Policy. London: Taylor and Francis, 2008 (co-authored with James M. Smith).