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Jeffrey Fields

Associate Professor of the Practice of International Relations, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Jeffrey Fields is Associate Professor of the Practice of International Relations and Director of the Dornsife Washington DC Program at the University of Southern California. His research and teaching focus on U.S. foreign policy, terrorism and counterterrorism, international security, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. His curent book is State Behavior and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime, which explores why states choose to support or undermine specific regime components. Dr. Fields' most recent article, "Engaging Adversaries," examines U.S. diplomacy with so-called rogue states.

Prior to returning to USC, Dr. Fields entered government as a Presidential Management Fellow. There he worked as an analyst and senior adviser at the Department of Defense where his work focused on high impact studies to combat the proliferation of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons and as a foreign affairs officer at the State Department supporting the Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation. Professor Fields has also worked at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and taught political science at Cal State LA.

Dr. Fields earned his Ph.D. in Politics and International Relations from USC.

US under Trump Series

What is classified information, and who gets to decide?

May 17, 2017 02:46 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

Before coming to academia, I worked for many years as an analyst at both the State Department and the Department of Defense. I held a top secret clearance, frequently worked with classified information and participated...

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Economy

Chinese authorities announce new formula to fix yuan exchange rate

On Friday, Chinas authorities announced another change to the formula to fix the yuan exchange rate. The China Foreign Exchange Trade System stated that the Peoples Bank of China is changing the method of fixing rate that...

Japan's underlying inflationary pressures remain subdued, highlight difficult task ahead for the BoJ

In Japan, data from the Internal Affairs Ministry showed on Friday that Japans core consumer inflation gauge rose for a fourth month in April, the longest run of gains since mid-2015, but remains far below the central...

U.S. Treasuries gain ahead of Q1 GDP data; slightly higher initial jobless claims lend support

The U.S. Treasuries gained Friday as investors await the countrys first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP), scheduled to be released later in the day. Further, the slightly higher reading of the initial jobless claims,...

EUR/HUF likely to remain steadily higher over the coming year, says Commerzbank

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Politics

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Electioneering in the social media age

Britain is engaged in a General Election contest and once again political parties are investing money, time and energy in their online presence. The Tories are ploughing cash into Instagram adverts and Labour is doing its...

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US under Trump Series: Appointment of Mueller as special counsel is good news for policies

Last week, the US deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein appointed the former FBI director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to the investigation to Russias meddling with the US election and alleged collusion between the...

Science

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Technology

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144.1 %

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144.5 %

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2.4 %

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2.3 %

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5.2 %

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5.3 %

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JPAll Household Spending MM*

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1.1 %

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-0.7 %

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-1.3 %

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