Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr. was involved in the negotiation of every international arms control and non-proliferation agreement from 1970 to 1997, including the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT Treaties), the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaties (START Treaties), the Anti-ballistic missile (ABM) Treaty, Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) Treaty, Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty (NPT), Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty and Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). He served as President Clinton’s Special Representative for Arms Control, Non-Proliferation, and Disarmament.
He us the Chairman of GSI’s Nonpartisan Security Group and serves on its Board of Directors.
In a new book, The Alternate Route, Graham explores avenues where progress can be made between the U.S. and Russia in today’s climate. Describing several “close calls” that have brought us to the brink of catastrophic use of nuclear weapons, he discusses the value of the nuclear weapon free zone established by each of the five treaties – Latin America, the South Pacific, Africa, South-East Asia, and Central Asia, explaining in detail why they were negotiated, how they were negotiated, their degree of success, and why they should be expanded.