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– Hans Blix,
former IAEA Director-General

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.

2016

  • March 3, 2016
    The former UN official talks about her experiences as a biological weapons inspector in Iraq and her early days as a student of veterinary medicine.  
  • January 14, 2016
    The former Pentagon chief says intercontinental ballistic missiles are not essential to the U.S. deterrent, worries about the risk of nuclear terrorism, and advocates a “major push” on the [CTBT].
  • January 14, 2016
    The former Los Alamos chemist explains why “[p]hysicists need chemists to make things happen” and how she came to her views on topics such as the Iran nuclear deal and nuclear terrorism.

2015

2014

2013

2012

  • July 5, 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.
  • May 2, 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.

2011

2010

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