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Kelsey Davenport

Kelsey Davenport is the Nonproliferation Analyst for the Arms Control Association, where she focuses primarily on developments related to the nuclear programs in Iran and North Korea and nuclear security issues. Kelsey joined the Arms Control Association in August 2011 as the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow. Prior to coming to ACA, Kelsey worked for a think tank in Jerusalem researching regional security issues and track II diplomatic negotiations. She holds a masters degree in peace studies from the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Kelsey graduated summa cum laude from Butler University with a B.A. in international studies and political science.

  • Threat Assessment Brief
    August 28, 2014

    As negotiators prepare to resume talks over Iran's nuclear program, they face a formidable task: to bridge the remaining gaps and reach a comprehensive nuclear deal by November 24. Perhaps the most difficult issue Iran and the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States) must resolve is how to define the size and scope of Iran's uranium enrichment program.

  • Arms Control Today
    July 2, 2014

    Iran and six world powers made progress on a draft nuclear agreement, but significant gaps remain.

  • Arms Control Today
    July 2, 2014

    A Pentagon report released last month says that China will soon have its first credible sea-based nuclear deterrent.

  • Arms Control Today
    June 2, 2014
  • Arms Control Today
    June 2, 2014

    In an April 29 parade, Saudi Arabia publicly displayed two ballistic missiles that it purchased from China in the 1980s.