Liviu Horovitz is a DAAD Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins SAIS. He is currently working on a book on the US government’s desire for military preponderance. Liviu is primarily interested in US foreign policy, IR theory, and qualitative methods. He earned his PhD from the ETH Zurich, his MA from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, and his BA from the Dresden University of Technology. Prior to his doctoral studies, Liviu held a research position within the nuclear-policy working group at the Center for Security Studies in Zurich, worked for the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization in Vienna, and was a research associate at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies in Monterey. His work has been printed, for example, in the Journal of Strategic Studies, European Security, International Spectator, RUSI Journal, Washington Quarterly, Nonproliferation Review, or Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.