Dr. Clay Moltz

Clay Moltz joined the National Security Affairs faculty of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in June 2007. Since November 2008, he has held a joint appointment with the Space Systems Academic Group at NPS. He currently teaches Space and National Security, Nuclear Strategy and National Security, International Relations, and Northeast Asian Security. Prior to his appointment at NPS, he served for 14 years in various positions at the Monterey Institute’s Center for Nonproliferation Studies, including: deputy director from 2003-2007, director of the Newly Independent States Nonproliferation Program from 1998-2003, and founding editor of The Nonproliferation Review from 1993-98. He was also a faculty member in the Monterey Institute’s Graduate School of International Policy Studies. Dr. Moltz is the author of The Politics of Space Security: Strategic Restraint and the Pursuit of National Interests (Stanford University Press, 2008). In addition, he is co-author of the book Nuclear Weapons and Nonproliferation (2002, 1st edition, and 2008, 2nd edition). His co-edited books include: Preventing Nuclear Meltdown: Managing Decentralization of Russia's Nuclear Complex (2004) and The North Korean Nuclear Program: Security, Strategy and New Perspectives from Russia (2000). Dr. Moltz has also published some 20 book chapters and more than 25 articles in such journals as Arms Control Today, Asian Survey, Brown Journal of International Affairs, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Journal of East Asian Studies, Space Policy and World Politics. His Op-Eds have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Space News, Korea Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Times. Dr. Moltz received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He also holds an M.A. in Russian and East European Studies and a B.A. in International Relations (with Distinction) from Stanford University. Dr. Moltz worked previously as a staff member in the U.S. Senate and has served as a consultant to the NASA Ames Research Center, the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, and the Department of Defense’s Office of Net Assessment. He held prior academic positions at Duke University and at the University of California, San Diego.

Broadcast 2226 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Clay Moltz. Topics: We discussed our guest's new book, "Crowded Orbits: Conflict and Cooperation in Space," plus numerous related topics. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use.

Broadcast 1349 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Clay Moltz. Topics: Space Governance, Lunar Governance, space policy. We welcomed to the show Dr. Clay Moltz from the Dept. of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School. If you are interested in downloading and reading the paper we discussed during the show, you will find it at www.au.af.mil/au/ssq/2009/fall/moltz.pdf. In our first segment, we led with the successful launch of the top secret Air Force X37 and the possibility that it might be a space weapons system.

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