Wolfsthal Jon B.

Jon WolfsthalJon B. WOLFSTHAL

Senior fellow with the CSIS International Security Program, expert on the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, with particular emphasis on nuclear weapons.

Mr. Wolfstahl has studied current and past nuclear security and proliferation problems and works on issues concerning North Korea and Iran (and has visited nuclear facilities in both countries), as well as on the global challenge of nuclear materials/weapons insecurity and nuclear terrorism. He has done extensive work on U.S. nuclear policy, including nuclear strategy and international nonproliferation policy. Teaches nuclear weapons policy at Georgetown University and has taught previously at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Prior to his position at CSIS, he served for six years as the deputy director for nonproliferation at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and, before that, worked at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in a variety of positions. During his five years at DOE, he served as the government's onsite monitor at North Korea's nuclear complex at Yongbyon, worked to improve security at Russian nuclear facilities, and oversaw several programs to eliminate trade in weapons-usable nuclear materials. He last served as the special assistant to the assistant secretary for nonproliferation and national security.

Wolfsthal is the coauthor of Deadly Arsenals: Nuclear Chemical and Biological Threats (Carnegie, 2002) and coeditor of Nuclear Status Report: Nuclear Weapons, Fissile Materials, and Export Controls in the Former Soviet Union (Carnegie, 2001). He is a frequently cited expert on the proliferation of WMDs. His articles and op-eds have appeared in many domestic and international publications, including the New York Times, Survival, Current History, Arms Control Today, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, International Herald Tribune, Los Angeles Times, and Christian Science Monitor.

Mr. Wolfsthal is the founder of New Analysts in International Security and was educated at Emory and the George Washington Universities.

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Luxembourg Forum Events International Luxembourg Forum’s Supervisory Board Annual Meeting. Warsaw, December 10-11, 2013

Conference of the International Luxembourg Forum “Safe Tolerance Criteria for Nuclear Non-proliferation Regimes” (Montreux, May 21-22, 2013)

Joint Conference of the International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe and the Geneva Center for Security Policy (Geneva, September 11-12, 2012)

Anniversary Luxembourg Forum Conference. Berlin, June 4-5, 2012

International Luxembourg Forum Supervisory Council Meeting. Moscow, December 12-13, 2011

International Luxembourg Forum Conference. Stockholm, June 13-14, 2011

International Luxembourg Forum’s Supervisory Council Annual Meeting, December 8-9, 2010

International Luxembourg Forum Conference (Washington, September 20-21, 2010)

Workshop of the International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe (Vienna, April 8-9, 2010)

International Luxembourg Forum’s Supervisory Council Annual Meeting (Moscow, December 8-9, 2009)

Workshop of the International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe (Geneva, July 2, 2009).

International Luxembourg Forum’s Supervisory Council Annual Meeting, December 9, 2008

The Joint Seminar of the International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe and Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs (Rome, June 12, 2008)

Forum Working Group Meeting (Moscow, April 14, 2008)

Presentation of the Luxembourg Forum Declaration (Moscow December 18, 2007)

The International Conference on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe (Luxembourg, May 24-25, 2007)

Luxembourg Forum Official Documents Final declaration of the International Luxembourg Forum Conference “Safe Tolerance Criteria for Nuclear Non-proliferation Regimes” (Montreux, May 21-22, 2013)

Final document of the Conference of the International Luxembourg Forum “Perspectives of Nuclear Proliferation and Disarmament” (Geneva, September, 11-12, 2012)

Declaration of the Fifth Anniversary Conference of the International Luxembourg Forum “Contemporary Problems of Nuclear Non-Proliferation” (Berlin, June 4-5, 2012)

Declaration of the Supervisory Board of the International Luxembourg Forum. December 8-9, 2010, Moscow

Final Document of the International Luxembourg Forum's Conference on Achievements and Prospects of Non-Proliferation and Disarmament in 2010. Washington, DC; September 20-21, 2010

Memorandum of the Workshop of the International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe, Vienna, April 8-9, 2010

Address by the Supervisory Board of the International Luxembourg Forum, Moscow, December 8-9, 2009

Final Document of the Workshop of the International Luxembourg Forum, Geneva, July 2, 2009

Statement By Viatcheslav Kantor, President of the International Luxembourg forum. Moscow, April 22, 2009

Luxembourg Forum Working Group Memorandum, Moscow, April 22, 2009

Statement by Viatcheslav Kantor, President of the International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe, regarding the upcoming Russia-U.S. Summit

Luxembourg Forum Rome Seminar Final Document

Luxembourg Forum Working Group Memorandum, Moscow, April 14, 2008

Address by the Supervisory Board of the International Luxembourg Forum to the Leaders of the Five Permanent Members of the UN Security Council

Luxembourg Conference Declaration

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