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Mark Haichin


Degrees:B.A. History and Political Science (Concordia University), M.Sc. International Relations (Research) (London School of Economics), Ph.D. International Affairs (NPSIA);

Mark Haichin is currently a fellow with the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) and a security analyst with Elections Canada. His research focuses on nuclear deterrence and state regime type. While studying at NPSIA, Mark worked on how differences in regime type influence the credibility of nuclear deterrence threats and their ability to deter armed attacks. He has also written about the rationality of North Korea’s leadership, democratic backsliding, and the effectiveness of the international nuclear non-proliferation regime.

Prior to his studies at NPSIA, Mark obtained an MSc in International Relations (Research) from the London School of Economics and a B.A. in History and Political Science from Concordia University. He was also a founding member and research supervisor for the Policy Talks podcast.