Raphael Piliero is a Research Assistant at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where he focuses on strategy, defense policy, nuclear weapons, and Asia-Pacific security.

Prior to joining the Belfer Center, Raphael was a Fulbright scholar to Taiwan and a research assistant at the Atlantic Council’s Forward Defense practice. Raphael graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in government. While at Georgetown, he interned with the US House of Representatives and United Nations Association, competed on the Georgetown Policy Debate team, and conducted research with Professor Matthew Kroenig.

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