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Research Assistant

Chelsey M. Wiley is a Research Assistant in the Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme at RUSI, working on projects related to nuclear stability and supporting UK PONI initiatives. She is pursuing an MSc in Security Studies at University College London, where her dissertation research focuses on the relationship and potential correlation between Chinese land deals and political violence in Southeast Asia. Chelsey holds a BA in International Relations from Franklin University Switzerland, where she acquired field research in various countries between Europe, Africa and Asia. Her dissertation analysed Franco-American relations and nuclear diplomacy during the emergence of the French nuclear deterrent (force de frappe). During her studies at Franklin she gained experience as a Research Assistant to Dr. Fintan Hoey, assisting in research on the international history of non-proliferation, deterrence and other nuclear issues.