Heather Byrne is a Research Associate with the South Asia Program at the Stimson Center where she manages the Nuclear Learning initiative. She recently completed a Fulbright Fellowship in New Delhi, where she conducted archival and interview research on India’s China policy. Her research interests include conventional and nuclear deterrence, Indo-Pacific strategy, and civil war. She completed her MPhil in International Relations at the University of Oxford, receiving a distinction on her thesis examining the non-use of intelligence in U.N. Peacekeeping Operations. She holds a B.A. in International Relations from Pomona College.