Dr Oliver Meier is Senior Researcher at the Berlin office of the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH). Previously, he was Deputy Head of the International Security Division at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP). He was also International Representative and Correspondent of the U.S. Arms Control Association and has worked on the staff of Uta Zapf, former chairperson of the subcommittee on disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation in the German Bundestag. Dr Meier has also held the position of Senior Arms Control and Disarmament Researcher with the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC) in London and has worked as a consultant to several non-governmental organisations. Dr Meier holds a PhD in political science from the Free University of Berlin.
Oliver Meier’s research focuses on problems of WMD proliferation as well as non-proliferation, disarmament and arms control of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. He is particularly interested in current developments in multilateral non-proliferation and disarmament regimes. Dr. Meier also is in charge of the trilateral German-Russian-US Deep Cuts Commission. His analyses and commentary has been published in Arms Control Today, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Europäischen Sicherheit & Technik, European Leadership Network, Frankfurter Rundschau, Handelsblatt, Süddeutsche Zeitung und Der ZEIT. He is editor of Technology Transfers and Non-proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction. Between Control and Cooperation, Routledge: New York, 2014 und co-editor with Christopher Daase of Arms control in the 21st century. Between coercion and cooperation, Routledge: New York 2012.