Biography of Allison Lach

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) joined the Institute in 2016.  She is one of the researchers and authors of the Institute’s forthcoming Peddling Peril Index (PPI) which seeks to rank export control systems worldwide and gauge how well they prevent the trafficking of nuclear commodities.  She is also a co-author of a satellite imagery review to be published in Earth and Planetary Sciences Journal’s 2018 Annual Review.  Lach contributes to the Institute’s satellite imagery analysis and monitoring of nuclear sites in countries such as North Korea, Iran, and Pakistan.

Lach’s previous independent research has included the rise of Daesh and its rivalry with al Qaeda, the Jihadi Way of War, counterterrorism challenges facing the intelligence community, the Syrian refugee crisis and its impact on Europe and Middle East, nuclear deterrence case studies, and strategic culture case studies.

Lach holds an M.S. in Defense and Strategic Studies with an emphasis in Foreign and Defense Policy and Intelligence Analysis from Missouri State University’s Washington DC campus.  She received her BA in International Relations, Political Science and Applied Critical Thought and Inquiry, from William Jewell College.  She has conducted research in France at the University Aix-Marseille, in Israel through George Mason University, and in the Czech Republic at Masaryk University.