Mark Smith has been programme director and member of Wilton Park Aacademic staff since 2006. He was previously research fellow at the Mountbatten Centre for International Studies, lecturer in International Security at the University of Southampton, and Research Fellow at Swansea University. His special interests include missile proliferation, counter-proliferation strategies on WMD, the transatlantic alliance, and British nuclear history. Author of Nato Enlargement During the Cold War: Strategy and System in the Western Alliance (2000) and co-author of Britain, Australia and the Bomb: The Nuclear Tests and Their Aftermath (2006). He has also written on missile proliferation.