Diana is a research assistant with the Center on Contemporary Conflict at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, where she has worked on a range of projects related to nuclear deterrence, strategic stability, naval strategy, limited war, US-Russian relations, and South Asian security dynamics. She is also pursuing her Master’s degree in National Security Affairs, with a curricular focus in Strategic Studies. Her thesis will examine the impact of India’s efforts to develop an SSBN fleet on its deterrent relationships with China and Pakistan.
In addition to her work at NPS, Diana has written on a range of international security and small arms issues for numerous publications, both print and online, including Democracy Journal, The Atlantic, United Nations Dispatch, Aviation Week: Defense Technology Edition, and the National Defense University Press blog. Diana founded her own national security-oriented group blog, Gunpowder & Lead, which went on hiatus as of 2013.
A graduate of Oberlin College, Diana worked in fundraising and business development for nonprofits for several years in Washington, DC before heading west. She’s been talking to people on the Internet for over 15 years and is a social media devotee. She was named a dynamic foreign policy tweeter by CNN back when she spent too much time on Twitter.