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Interviews

Arms Control Today regularly conducts interviews with current and former members of government and international organizations about timely arms control and nonproliferation issues. Below are the full transcripts of these interviews conducted by Arms Control Association staff. Occasionally, a detailed article with additional analysis will accompany the interview; these can be found in the Arms Control Today archives.

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2012

  • Vann Van Diepen has been principal deputy assistant secretary of state for international security and nonproliferation since June 2009. He has worked for 30 years on issues relating to nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons and their delivery systems. For more than 14 years, he directed the Department of State’s Office of Chemical, Biological and Missile Nonproliferation.

    July 5, 2012
  • Thomas Countryman took office as assistant secretary of state for international security and nonproliferation on September 27, 2011. He joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1982. While serving in the U.S. mission to the United Nations in the mid-1990s, he was the mission’s liaison with the UN Special Commission investigating Iraq's unconventional weapons programs.

    May 2, 2012

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