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Dr. Shane Smith is the Director of the Institute for National Security Studies and an Associate Professor of Political Science at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He was previously a Senior Policy Fellow at the National Defense University’s Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction, where he was also the Director of the Program for Emerging Leaders from 2008-2012. He has served as Senior Adviser for East Asia Nuclear Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and as a Special Adviser at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. Prior to government service, Dr. Smith worked for former Secretaries of Defense Ashton Carter and William Perry at the Harvard-Stanford Preventive Defense Project and as a Research Associate for National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC.