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About the Authors

Volker Beck, currently serves as an adviser for biological and chemical defense at the German Foreign Office. Prior to this, his assignments as Colonel (Pharmacist) included among others the position as chief of the Medical NBC-Defense Section at the Federal Ministry of Defense.

Marie Isabelle Chevrier is Associate Professor of political economy at the University of Texas at Dallas, USA. She is the former Associate Director of the Harvard Sussex Program on Chemical and Biological Armaments and Arms Limitation at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University.

Joseph Cirincione is Director and Senior Associate at the Non-Proliferation Project of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. He served for nine years on the professional staff of the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Government Operations in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Heiner Horsten is Head of the Division on Nuclear Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, German Foreign Office.

Alexander Kelle is Research Associate at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, Germany.

Jack Mendelsohn is a retired Senior Foreign Service officer of the U.S. Department of State, a former Deputy Director of the Arms Control Association, and former John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval Academy. He is currently Vice President and Executive Director of LAWS (Lawyers Alliance for World Security), a non-governmental policy organization in Washington, D.C.

Michael Moodie is President of the Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institute in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. From 1990 to 1993 he was Assistant Director for Multilateral Affairs, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency of the U.S. Government.

Götz Neuneck is Senior Research Fellow at the Hamburg Peace Research and Security Policy Institute. He is also Deputy Chairman of the Working Group „Physics and Disarmament" at the German Physical Society.

Brad Roberts is Member of the Research Staff at the Institute for Defense Analyses in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. He is also Chairman of the Research Advisory Council of the Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institute.

Annette Schaper is Senior Research Associate and Member of the Non-Proliferation Project, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, Germany.

Amy E. Smithson is Senior Associate at the Henry L. Stimson Center in Washington, D.C. and directs the Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Project.

Colonel Torsten Sohns as a Medical Officer (Colonel) and Deputy Commander of the German Armed Forces Medical Academy in Munich, Germany. Prior to this appointment, he was assigned to the German Ministry of Defense and to NATO's Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE).

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Oliver Thränert is Senior Research Fellow at the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, International Policy Analysis Unit, Berlin, Germany.

Victor A. Utgoff after a one year assignment to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Dulles, Virgina, USA, recently returned to the Institute for Defense Analysis in Alexandria, Virginia. He is about to set up a new research office dedicated to exploring nuclear, chemical and biological proliferation problems and initiating programs to help solve them.

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