Dani Kaufmann Nedal

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Smith Richardson Predoctoral Fellow

“Urban Geography and Grand Strategy”

Dani Nedal is writing a political science dissertation at Georgetown on the link between urbanization, grand strategy, and countries’ willingness and ability to wage war. He argues that urbanization is one of the defining trends of modern societies, yet little work has been done on how urbanization effects war and peace. Nedal offers a wide-ranging geographical focus, from the Koreas to Peru. His thesis explores geographical vulnerability, the influence of urban geopolitics on nuclear strategy as well as on security planning in non-nuclear countries, and the effects of urban concentration on crisis bargaining and conflict initiation.