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Peter Crail

Peter Crail PortraitPeter Crail has been a Nonproliferation Analyst with ACA since 2007 where he has been responsible for monitoring and providing policy analysis on nuclear and missile proliferation developments in the Middle East, Northeast Asia, and South Asia. He also covers developments in the global nonproliferation regime, including nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT)-related negotiations, international efforts to address WMD trafficking, and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards. Mr. Crail has been cited widely in major news publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and Reuters, and has provided expert commentary on CNN, BBC Persian, Al Jazeera, and Russia Today, among other international television news networks. Before joining ACA, he worked as a research assistant with the Center for Nonproliferation Studies and as a consultant for the United Nations Department for Disarmament Affairs. Peter holds a masters degree in international policy studies from the Monterey Institute for International Studies and a B.A. with honors in political science and anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley.


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  • Arms Control Today
    May 2, 2012

    A week after a failed North Korean long-range rocket launch, South Korea on April 19 announced its deployment of a new cruise missile capable of hitting targets anywhere in North Korea.

  • Arms Control Today
    May 2, 2012

    Six world powers held talks with Iran over its nuclear program April 14 for the first time in 15 months and produced what both sides said were “positive” results.

  • Arms Control Today
    April 3, 2012

    North Korea announced on March 16 that it will launch a satellite in mid-April, a move that threatens to unravel a Feb. 29 agreement the country made with the United States to halt key nuclear and missile activities. North Korea says it is carrying out the launch between April 12 and 16 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the country’s founder, Kim Il Sung, on April 15.

  • Issue Briefs
    March 9, 2012

    Volume 3, Issue 3, March 9, 2012

    President Barack Obama said during a March 6 White House press conference that there was still a "window of opportunity" to resolve the Iranian nuclear impasse diplomatically. With an agreement finally reached between the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and Iran to hold nuclear negotiations, the opportunity to make serious progress toward such a resolution appears to be on the horizon, with talks likely to begin in April.

  • Issue Briefs
    March 7, 2012

    Volume 3, Issue 2, March 7, 2012

    After years of denying any need to respond to international concerns about suspected nuclear weaponization work, Iran has finally engaged in a discussion with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to address an alleged weapons program. This is a positive development, but it will only be meaningful in the context of serious efforts by Iran to cooperate fully with the IAEA's investigation.