Ariel Petrovics is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Quincy Institute, a Research Fellow with Managing the Atom at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and a Research Associate and Lecturer at University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy. Her research examines the effectiveness of foreign policy strategies on issues of international security. Her book project compares foreign policy effectiveness for inducing nuclear reversal, while related research evaluates engagement strategies with renegade regimes, and the effects of new proliferators on international security, and the risk of counterproductive consequences in foreign policies. She is currently coediting a book volume on the counterproductive consequences of nuclear policies and organizes the CISSM-ISKRAN Seminar series fostering international collaboration and research on US-Russian security issues. Her work has been published by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, and Texas National Security Review, among others. She earned her PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Davis and has held positions as a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow, the IGCC Herbert York Fellow, and a research associate at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Center for Global Security Research. Her work has been supported by the Charles Koch Foundation and the Stanton Foundation.