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Matthew Kroenig recently received his doctorate in political science from the University of California at Berkeley. He has accepted a position as a fellow in the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs in the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. His dissertation and soon-to-be book explains the causes of nuclear proliferation as well as the consequences of the spread of nuclear weapons on international politics. His articles on U.S. national security policy have appeared in such outlets as Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy and Security Studies. In 2005, he served as a Pentagon strategist, where he was a principal author of key national security strategy and defense review documents. For his work, he was presented the Office of the Secretary of Defenses Award for Outstanding Achievement. Kroenig is the son of Mark and Barbara Kroenig of St. Louis and a 1996 graduate of Oakville Senior High School.