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David Palkki

The Council on Foreign Relations


Last updated: Oct 23, 2013

David Palkki is a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the former Deputy Director (and Acting Director) of the National Defense University’s Conflict Records Research Center and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies.  Prior to his work at NDU, David was an Adjunct Research Associate at the Institute for Defense Analyses. David is co-editor of The Saddam Tapes: The Inner Workings of a Tyrant’s Regime.  He has published journal articles in International Security and Diplomatic History, and a variety of book chapters and other analyses. David will receive his Ph.D. in political science from UCLA in December.  His dissertation is titled Deterring Saddam Hussein’s Iraq: Credibility Assessments in Theory and Practice.

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