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Jane Vaynman

Jane Vaynman

Assistant Professor of Strategic Studies

Fellow at Henry Kissinger Center


Dr. Jane Vaynman is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Studies at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Vaynman’s work focuses on security cooperation between adversarial states, the design of arms control agreements, and the effects of technology on patterns of international cooperation and competition. From 2022-2024 she served a senior advisor in the Bureau of Arms Control, Deterrence, and Stability at the U.S. Department of State. Her prior academic appointments include the Department of Political Science at Temple University and the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. She was also previously a Lightning Scholar at Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania, a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and a Fulbright Fellow at the Carnegie Moscow Center. Dr. Vaynman received her Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University and B.A. from in international relations from Stanford University.
  • Jane Vaynman and Tristan A. Volpe, “Dual Use Deception: How Technology Shapes Cooperation in International Relations” International Organization, 77(3), 559-632, (Summer 2023)

  • Jane Vaynman, “Better Monitoring and Better Spying: The Effects of Emerging Technology on Arms Control,” Texas National Security Review, 4(4), 33-56 (Fall 2021).

  • Andrew J. Coe and Jane Vaynman, “Why Arms Control Is So Rare” American Political Science Review, 114(2) pp. 342-355, (May 2020). DOI:

  • Andrew J. Coe and Jane Vaynman, “Collusion and the Nuclear Nonproliferation,” Journal of Politics, 77(4) pp. 983-997 (October 2015).



  • Russia and Eastern Europe


  • International Security
  • Institutions
  • Conflict and Cooperation
  • Arms Control
  • Nuclear Weapons
  • Foreign Policy
  • Technology and International Relations


  • Russian