J Andres Gannon

Political Science Department, UC San Diego

About Me

J Andres Gannon is currently a PhD student in the Political Science department at UC San Diego and a researcher at the Center for Peace and Security Studies (cPASS).

He studies international security and is specifically interested in how the causes of peace in the 21st century have changed the way interstate wars are fought and planned. His current work focuses on the evolution of military strategy by great powers, the role of technological superiority in conceptions of national power, and variations in signaling and communication during international crises.

Research Interests

International security, international relations theory, interstate war, deterrence, military strategy and operations, US foreign policy, elite decision-making 


University of California, San Diego

PhD, Political Science (in progress)

MA, Political Science (2017)

University of California, Berkeley

BA, Political Science (2012)