Consultant on Transatlantic Security and Nuclear Non-Proliferation at the British American Security Information Council (BASIC)
Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"[W]e should not rush to judgment - the stakes are too high. The reference to Saddam's alleged attempts to develop the smallpox virus, for example, was a new and dangerous element introduced by [US Secretary of State Colin] Powell. Assessment of this claim and the rest of the evidence by independent experts will be necessary in the coming days and weeks. Cool heads must prevail...
Inspections are going remarkably well. They should go even better with access to US intelligence. Inspections are more sophisticated, and receiving more cooperation from the Iraqis, than previous Unscom inspections, and Unscom destroyed more chemical and biological weapons facilities than the Gulf war. No evidence that Colin Powell has presented today suggests we need to rush headlong into war."
"The Unanswered Questions," guardian.co.uk blog, Feb 5, 2003
Experts Individuals with PhD's, JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the US - Iraq conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the US - Iraq conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Consultant on Transatlantic Security and Nuclear Non-Proliferation, British American Security Information Council (BASIC), 2007-present
Blogger, Guardian online
Member, United Nations Association-UK Advisory Panel
"Containing Nuclear North Korea," guardian.co.uk blog, May 28, 2009
"Global Cooperation and Individual Responsibilities: Counter-Terrorism Across Borders," Panel Discussion, Counter-Terror World Conference, London, Dec. 5, 2006
"Why the U.S. Is Losing Its War on Terror," Global Beat Syndicate, Feb. 15, 2006
"Reducing the Long-Term Terrorist Threat through Conflict Prevention," Presentation, Defence IQ Conference: Homeland Security 2005, London, Dec. 12, 2005
"The Nexus of WMD Proliferation, International Terrorism and Failing States: A New Transatlantic Security Orthodoxy?," Presentation, Comparative Interdisciplinary Studies Section (CISS) Millennium Conference, Salzburg (Austria), July 6-8, 2004