Paige Gasser is a Fellow at the Center for Global Security Research (CGSR) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Her work examines the future of long-term competitive strategies and cooperative measures to reduce nuclear dangers. Her research interests include deterrence, extended deterrence, strategic stability, nonproliferation, and arms control.
Paige is currently on assignment from LLNL serving as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Strategy, Plans and Policy Directorate (J5) within the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Department of Defense. She advises the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other Joint Staff senior leaders on the 2022 Nuclear Posture Review and National Defense Strategy, strategic stability and arms control, NATO, and topics under consideration in the Nuclear Weapons Council. Paige previously served as a Senior Policy Advisor on nuclear deterrence with the Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy office within the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy with a principal focus on congressional affairs and nuclear modernization. She worked on a variety of national security policy issues regarding U.S. nuclear deterrence policy and strategy and was responsible for advising senior DoD leaders for Congressional engagements across a spectrum of nuclear policy issues.
Prior to going on assignment, Paige worked on a variety of NNSA and U.S. Department of State projects, supporting the Nonproliferation and Arms Control Program within LLNL’s Z Program. Paige holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences and Global Politics from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. She was a Fulbright scholar in Bulgaria and is a member of the Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) mid-career cadre.