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A. Bradley Potter

Adjunct Lecturer


A. Bradley Potter is a predoctoral research fellow at the Johns Hopkins SAIS Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs as well as an adjunct policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. His scholarship explores questions surrounding wartime decision-making, war termination, nuclear policy, and technology in war. He has held numerous fellowships, including from the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School, the Smith Richardson Foundation, and the Tobin Project. Prior to his doctoral studies at Johns Hopkins SAIS, he supported the U.S. government on a variety of nuclear and radiological policy issues over seven years at the Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Potter holds an MA in international relations from Johns Hopkins SAIS and a BS in international relations (with honors) and physics from the College of William and Mary. His work may be found in the Texas National Security ReviewWar on the Rocks, and the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, among other publications.



  • Middle East
  • Europe


  • History & Statecraft
  • International Relations
  • International Security
  • Nuclear Policy and Proliferation
  • Strategic and Security Issues
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • War Termination