Steve Andreasen

National Security Consultant

Steve Andreasen is a national security consultant to the Nuclear Threat Initiative and its Nuclear Security Project in Washington, D.C., and teaches courses on National Security Policy and Crisis Management in Foreign Affairs at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota.

He served as director for defense policy and arms control on the U.S. National Security Council at the White House from February 1993 to January 2001. He was the principal advisor on strategic policy, nuclear arms control and missile defense to the National Security Advisor and the President. During the Bush Sr. and Reagan Administrations, Andreasen served in the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs and the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, dealing with a wide-range of defense policy, arms control, nuclear weapons and intelligence issues.

As a presidential management fellow, he served as a special assistant to Ambassador Paul H. Nitze in the U.S. State Department, focusing on the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks, and as a foreign policy and defense legislative assistant in the office of U.S. Senator Albert Gore, Jr. Andreasen received his B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College in 1984 and graduated with an M.A. from the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota in 1986.

In 2002, Andreasen was the Democratic candidate for Congress in Minnesota's first Congressional District.

His articles and opinion pieces have been published in Foreign Affairs, Survival, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Minneapolis Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Boston Globe, San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, Politico, Arms Control Today, Strategic Survey, In the National Interest and the Guardian.

 

Analysis

How to shore up NATO for the long haul

Steve Andreason and Isabelle Williams say the alliance shouldn’t fall into the trap of thinking it needs to invest in more nuclear weapons to guarantee security, published in Politico.eu 2/26/16

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Projects

Younger Gen Task Force

Younger Generation Leaders Network on Euro-Atlantic Security

A younger generation task force of young professionals from across the Euro-Atlantic region working to bring fresh ideas and new vitality to security in Ukraine and the region.
Former Senator Sam Nunn, former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry.

Nuclear Security Project

The Nuclear Security Project is an effort led by former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, former Defense Secretary William J. Perry, former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, and former Senator Sam Nunn to galvanize global support for and action on the vision of a world without nuclear weapons and the steps to get there.
Nunn and Singapore Foreign Minister

Regional Leadership Networks to Reduce Nuclear Risk

Hundreds of leaders and highly respected experts from across five continents are members of NTI-sponsored regional networks dedicated to generating global momentum for reducing reliance on nuclear weapons and the risks they pose.
Key

Cyber-Nuclear Weapons Study Group

NTI’s Cyber-Nuclear Weapons Study Group is examining the implications of cyber threats to nuclear weapons and related systems and is working to develop a set of options for our nuclear policies, postures, and doctrines that will reduce risks.
Lancaster House-NSP

Building Mutual Security in the Euro-Atlantic Region

A Track II dialogue among distinguished former senior political leaders, senior military officers, defense officials, and security experts from Europe, Russia, and the United States