Ward Wilson, an adjunct senior fellow at the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), is widely acknowledged as the leading exponent of pragmatic arguments against nuclear weapons in the world today.
His book, Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons, has been endorsed by two Pulitzer-Prize-winning historians of nuclear weapons, recommended by a retired four-star U.S. Army general, praised by a former head of state and Nobel Peace Prize winner, and described as “brilliant, original, and important.”
He is an award-winning writer, who has been published in anti-nuclear journals like The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and Nonproliferation Review, military journals like Joint Force Quarterly and Parameters, foreign policy journals like Harvard’s International Security, Survival, and Foreign Policy, as well as in The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and others.
He has spoken in 23 countries on six continents, at the Pentagon, the French National Assembly, the United Nations, the Scottish National Parliament, the U.S. State Department, Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, Georgetown, the U.S. Naval War College, King’s College London, Hamburg University, Nagasaki University, University of Pretoria, and others.
His ongoing work is centered around challenging fundamental assumptions about nuclear weapons and he is currently working on a book titled The Realist Case for Eliminating Nuclear Weapons.