Paul Schulte

Nonresident Senior Associate
Nuclear Policy Program
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Schulte is a nonresident senior associate in the Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program, where his research focuses on the future of deterrence, nuclear strategy, nuclear nonproliferation, cybersecurity, and their political implications.


BSc, Economics, London School of Economics
Professional Certification in Group Analysis, London Centre for Psychotherapy 
Senior Officers Course, Royal College of Defense Studies


English; French

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Paul Schulte is a nonresident senior associate in the Carnegie Endowment’s Nuclear Policy Program, where his research focuses on the future of deterrence, nuclear strategy, nuclear nonproliferation, cybersecurity, and military ethics as well as their political implications. 

He is also a senior visiting fellow at the Center for Defense Studies at King’s College, University of London, and at the Defense Academy of the United Kingdom. He is a research associate at the Center for International Studies and Diplomacy at the School of Oriental and African Studies. 

Schulte’s previous positions in the UK government include early desk-level appointments in security policy in the Northern Ireland Office in Belfast and British defense commitments between Morocco and Bangladesh. After promotion to the senior civil service and policy-level appointments in Land Systems Procurement and the Defense Medical Service, he became director of proliferation and arms control at the UK Ministry of Defense in 1997 (and therefore UK commissioner on the UN commissions for Iraqi disarmament). 

He was director of defense organization in the Coalition Provisional Authority for Iraq in Baghdad in 2004 and, later that year, was selected as founding head of the UK’s interdepartmental Post-Conflict Reconstruction Unit (now the Stabilization Unit). Between 2006 and 2007, he was chief speechwriter for two UK defense secretaries.

He is (a rigorously secular) joint chair of the UK’s Council on Christian Approaches to Defense and Disarmament. His academic background includes a fellowship at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. He is also a qualified, and formerly practicing, group psychotherapist.

  • PRI’s The World September 10, 2013
    It’s Time to Revisit Iraq as Syria Offers Up Its Chemical Weapons Arsenal

    If the Syrian regime has decided it is going to give up its chemical weapons, the international community might want to revisit what happened to the chemical weapons stockpiles in Iraq after the 1991 conflict.

  • Sky News December 12, 2012
    North Korea Fires Long-Range Rocket

    North Korea's latest rocket launch is part of an established behavior, where it hopes that generating international anxiety will bring the global community to offer aid, assistance, and toleration of the regime.

  • BBC Wales December 4, 2012
    Syria's Chemical Weapons

    Syria is widely believed to possess weapons of mass destruction, in particular a large chemical weapons arsenal.

  • Voice of Russia August 25, 2011
    North Korea's Permanently Paranoid Position

    During a visit to Russia, North Korean leader Kim Jong-il said he would be ready to discuss Pyongyang's nuclear production if international six-party talks, which ended in 2008, resume.

  • June 13, 2012 Brussels
    Nuclear Weapons in Europe and the Future of NATO

    Though leaders on both sides of the Atlantic are preoccupied with a number of current pressing issues, NATO's nuclear dilemmas cannot be put off much longer without undermining its cohesion and strength.

  • Turkey; Security
    February 27, 2012 Istanbul
    Turkey’s New and Emerging Security Threats

    As Turkey’s regional role evolves, so does its relations with neighbors and in turn, its security challenges.

  • March 29, 2011 Washington, D.C.
    Extended Deterrence and the 21st Century

    In the 20th century, extended deterrence helped prevent proliferation, but in the 21st century, will it impede nonproliferation and disarmament?

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