Anne Penketh


Anne Penketh was BASIC's program director in Washington. She was a foreign correspondent and diplomatic editor at the Independent before joining BASIC in 2009. Previously, she was posted in Moscow, Paris, and at the United Nations in New York while working for Agence France-Presse news agency, during which time she covered the Gorbachev era and the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the first Gulf War and the international standoff in the 1990s over Iraq's WMD. She also headed the global agency's English service in Paris. Anne has reported from all over the world, including the Middle East and North Korea. She spent much of her early career reporting on disarmament issues, and more recently covered the crisis over Iran's nuclear programme. Anne has also blogged on foreign policy at:


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Areas of Expertise: Transatlantic security issues, nuclear non-proliferation treaty, Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, Iran, Middle East nuclear weapons free zone
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