I am a Ph. D, candidate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. In 2010, I received an M.A. from Princeton, having completed qualifying exams in international relations and comparative politics as well as coursework in political methodology. In 2011, I participated at the Institute of Qualitative and Multi-Method Research held at Syracuse University, a program run by the Consortium on Qualitative Research Methods. In 2012, I attended the Summer Workshop on Analysis of Military Operations and Strategy (SWAMOS) held at Cornell University, a program managed by the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace at Columbia University. To understand the different issues raised by these questions, my research interests cover diverse areas of international security to include alliance politics, decolonization, nuclear proliferation, and US nuclear strategy. My dissertation explores the intra-alliance dynamics that ensue when states turn to nuclear weapons research when they doubt the credibility of the security guarantees they receive from their patrons. Prior to my arrival at Princeton, I completed my undergraduate education in international relations at the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. My homepage can be found at www.princeton.edu/~lanoszka.