Martin Butcher is an independent international security analyst. Martin has worked as an analyst of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction issues since 1983. He is the author and co-author of numerous publications on nuclear chemical and biological weapons, US nuclear policy, NATO strategy, NATO nuclear policy, French and British nuclear policies, the EU, nuclear weapons and nuclear disarmament. Until 2006 Martin was Director of Security Programs for Physicians for Social Responsibility in Washington DC. Previously Martin worked for BASIC, and for seven years, was Director of the Centre for European Security and Disarmament (CESD) in Brussels. There he carried out research on NATO and EU security, foreign and defence policies and directed a programme of work on nuclear arms and disarmament; arms transfer policy; EU Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), amongst other issues. His blog, NATO Monitor, is reproduced on this website.