Professor Boettcher’s research focuses on elite and mass opinion regarding nuclear cooperation agreements. His recent projects have examined the lead up and aftermath of the 123 negotiations between the U.S. and ROK. His findings illuminate the factors constraining interstate cooperation (even among close allies) and enabling domestic legislative consent. His future work will examine the evolution of U.S. nuclear cooperation agreements and the extent to which new nuclear peers influence bilateral and multilateral negotiations.
Professor Boettcher’s research will identify the possible and probable elements of future nuclear cooperation agreements. These agreements contribute to long-term nuclear security and provide the enabling context for the success of the global nonproliferation regime.
Professor Boettcher has collaborated with John Mattingly (NE) and Robert Reardon (PS) on a proposal for a new interdisciplinary certificate program in Nuclear Nonproliferation Science and Policy. The new graduate certificate program opened for enrollment in Fall semester 2017. It is open to degree-seeking NCSU graduate students (both on-campus and via distance education), graduate students at other institutions, and post-graduate professionals seeking to expand their credentials.