Ward Wilson, Senior Fellow & Director of the Rethinking Nuclear Weapons project

Ward Wilson
Ward Wilson

Ward Wilson is a Senior Fellow and director of the Rethinking Nuclear Weapons Project. His principal work is research into the foundations of nuclear weapons thinking and various presentations of new perspectives. His recent book, Five Myths about Nuclear Weapons, is a groundbreaking rethinking of nuclear weapons based on recently uncovered and reanalyzed facts from Cold War archives.

Richard Rhodes, Pulitzer-prize winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, calls Five Myths, “Brilliant, original and important.” General B. B. Bell, retired four star U.S. Army general, says, “No matter what your background or expertise, before you say or do anything else regarding ‘nukes,’ I strongly recommend you read and give serious consideration to the arguments in this terrific work.”

Ward has spoken at the State Department, the Pentagon, the U.K. House of Commons, the European Parliament, the Brookings Institution, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Naval War College, and universities including Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Georgetown, and University of Chicago. He has addressed audiences around the world.

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Nuclear weapons thinking and theory, international relations, history of war, and international disarmament efforts.

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