DoYoung Lee is a PhD candidate specializing in International Relations. His research interests include strategies of extended deterrence, the effect of nuclear weapons on interstate conflict, and alliance management. His research currently focuses on nuclear patron states’ strategies of security commitments to non-nuclear client states. He holds a BA and an MA degree in Political Science from Korea University, South Korea. His research has been funded by the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Charles Koch Foundation, and the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs.