Dr. Oliver Meier is a researcher with the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg and the International Representative and Correspondent of the US Arms Control Association. Previously, he worked on the staff of Uta Zapf: a member of the Foreign Relations Committee and chairperson of the subcommittee on disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation in the German Bundestag. He also was (Senior) Arms Control and Disarmament Researcher with the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC) in London, Senior Analyst with the Berlin Information Centre for Transatlantic Security (BITS) in Berlin and Geneva and a consultant to several NGOs. Oliver holds a PhD in political science from the Free University of Berlin and was a fellow at the Center for Arms Control and International Security at Stanford University (US). His expertise includes control of NBC weapons, multilateral disarmament and non-proliferation as well as European security. He has published widely on these issues.