Philipp Bleek

Dr. Philipp C. Bleek is Associate Professor in the Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies Program and Fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, both at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

Dr. Bleek’s research and teaching focuses on the causes, consequences, and amelioration of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons proliferation to both states and non-state actors. He previously served as Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs.

He recently co-authored (with Zachary Kallenborn) three publications on the implications of emerging drone technology, including swarming capabilities, for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats: “Swarming Destruction: Drone Swarms and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Weapons,” “Drones of Mass Destruction: Drone Swarms and the Future of Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Weapons,” and "Fellowship of the Drone."

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