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Daniel Salisbury

Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Science and Security Studies, King's College London

Daniel Salisbury is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS) within the Department of War Studies. He is currently undertaking a three-year research project on arms embargos as part of a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship. Daniel is also a Non-Resident Associate at the Project on Managing the Atom at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He previously held positions at the Belfer Center, the Henry L. Stimson Center, the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, CSSS and the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Daniel is the author of Secrecy, Public Relations and the British Nuclear Debate: How the UK Government Learned to Talk about the Bomb, 1970-1983, published by Routledge as part of the Cold War History Series in March 2020. He is also the author or co-author of over 10 journal articles and the co-editor of two books on Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and UN Security Council resolution 1540.

Daniel has acted as a Subject Matter Expert at over 30 nuclear security and export control capacity building workshops in over 10 countries around the world since 2012. He holds a PhD in War Studies, MA in Science and Security and BA in War Studies from King's College London. He sits on the editorial board of the Strategic Trade Review and became an Associate of King’s College London (AKC) in 2010.


  • 2017–present
    Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow, Harvard University's Belfer Center
  • 2016–2017
    Postdoctoral Fellow, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, MIIS
  • 2014–2016
    Research Associate, King's College London
  • 2011–2014
    Research Assistant, King's College London