Bruce G. Blair, Ph.D.

Bruce Blair is an expert on U.S. and Russian security policies, specializing in nuclear forces and command-control systems. He is Co-Founder of Global Zero, an international group of 300 world leaders dedicated to achieving the phased, verified elimination of nuclear weapons by 2030, and Co-Executive Producer of Countdown to Zero, a documentary film concerned with the continuing dangers of nuclear weapons, and released in 2010.

Dr. Blair served in the U.S. Air Force as a Minuteman ICBM launch control officer and support officer for the Strategic Air Command’s Airborne Command Post from 1970-1974 and was a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution from 1987-2000. In 1999, he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship Prize for his work and leadership on de-alerting nuclear forces.  He was also founder and President of the World Security Institute (WSI), a nonprofit organization committed to independent research and journalism on global issues.

For more information and a complete biography, please visit Global Zero.

See below for some selected articles and publications by Bruce Blair.