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Jean Yves Ndzana Ndzana

External PhD candidate

Dr. J.Y. Ndzana Ndzana
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Jean Yves Ndzana is an external PhD candidate at Leiden University, Institute of Security and Global Affairs. His research focuses on WMD issues, notably nuclear proliferation. More specifically, his research emphasizes the role played by coercive diplomacy in leading (potential) proliferators toward nuclear reversal. Furthermore, Jean Yves Ndzana is interested in Arms Control, Chemical and Biological weapons issues, multilateral negotiations in disarmament and the militarization of outer space. He also published on great power politics and geopolitics.

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Jean Yves Ndzana is an external PhD candidate at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs at Leiden University. Under the supervision of Prof. Rob de Wijk and Dr Mark Dechesne, his research project (title: Understanding coercive nuclear reversal dynamics. A comparative case study of the US coercive diplomacy against the nuclear programs of Iran, Libya, and South Africa) investigates the condition under which coercive diplomacy can be successful counter-proliferation instrument. In light of three cases (Iran, Libya and South Africa), he assesses the effectiveness of the coercive strategies implemented by the US government to compel the aforementioned States to abandon their nuclear weapons programs. His goal is to explain and describe the advantages and limits of the coercive strategies used by the US, as well as the coercive mechanisms that explain the different and paradoxical outcomes of the nuclear crisis related to the previously cited States.   

Jean Yves Ndzana is an alumnus of the European Academy of Diplomacy (Poland) where he specialized in International Security. His focus then was on NATO deterrent strategies and nuclear disarmament movements. He completed his Master program in European and International Security at the European Institute (CIFE) where he wrote his thesis on “the role of third actors in the resolution of the Iranian nuclear crisis”. He is the author of several articles in nuclear proliferation issues, a book chapter (forthcoming) on the use of force in global politics and multilateral disarmament issues.  

External PhD candidate

  • Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
  • Institute of Security and Global Affairs

Guest researcher

  • Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
  • Institute of Security and Global Affairs

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