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Tom Z. Collina

Tom Collina PortraitTom Z. Collina has over 20 years of Washington DC experience in arms control and global security issues. He has held senior leadership positions such as Executive Director of the Institute for Science and International Security, Director of Global Security at the Union of Concerned Scientists, and Senior Research Analyst at the Federation of American Scientists.

Tom has worked extensively as a researcher, analyst, and advocate to strengthen the nonproliferation regime and reduce the risk of nuclear terrorism, achieve a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, reduce U.S.-Russian strategic arsenals, and track the spread of weapons worldwide. He has published widely in major magazines and journals and has appeared frequently in the national media, including The New York Times, CNN, and NPR. He has testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and regularly briefs congressional staff. Tom has a degree in International Relations from Cornell University and serves on the Boards of Directors of the Scoville Peace Fellowship and the Janelia Foundation. He lives in Takoma Park with his wife and three children


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  • Arms Control Today
    July 2, 2014
  • Arms Control Today
    July 2, 2014

    The U.S. Air Force sent five nuclear-capable bombers to Europe in June to reassure allies in the wake of Russia’s actions in Ukraine.

  • Arms Control Today
    July 2, 2014

    In a June test, the troubled U.S. missile defense system designed to thwart potential attacks from North Korea and Iran scored its first hit since 2008. The Obama administration now plans to expand the system.

  • Issue Briefs
    June 4, 2014

    The next test of the U.S. Ground-Based Interceptor (GBI) system will occur "very soon," Admiral James Winnefeld, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said May 28. And if that test is a success, he said, the Pentagon plans to add 14 interceptors to the 30 deployed in Alaska and California by 2017, increasing the total by almost 50 percent. This expansion will cost about $1 billion.

  • Arms Control Today
    June 2, 2014

    Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty members met in New York, but disagreed on disarmament steps and other issues, setting up a possible showdown at the treaty’s review conference one year from now.