Julia Lodoen is a Junior Fellow with the South Asia Program at the Stimson Center. She graduated with a BA in Political Science from the University of Chicago, where she is also completing an MA in International Relations. Her master’s thesis examined the use of nuclear rhetoric by political and military elites in India and Pakistan. Her research interests in South Asia include nuclear deterrence and posture, civil-military relations, and insurgent groups. Prior to joining Stimson, she worked at the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point studying the evolution of terrorist groups in South East Asia. She has also conducted research on militant group propaganda and radicalization, as well as the economic and social ideologies of political parties in the Middle East and North Africa.