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Sharon Squassoni
Senior Associate
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Sharon Squassoni is a Senior Associate in the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Nonproliferation Program and has been analyzing nonproliferation, arms control, and national security issues for two decades. Her research focuses on nuclear nonproliferation and national security.

Ms. Squassoni came to Carnegie from the Congressional Research Service (CRS). As a specialist in weapons of mass destruction proliferation, she provided expert analyses on proliferation trends and expert advice on policy and legislation to members of the United States Congress. Prior to joining CRS, she served for 9 years in the executive branch, beginning her government career as a nuclear safeguards expert in the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Her last position at the State Department was Director of Policy Coordination in the Nonproliferation Bureau.

She has contributed to journals, magazines, and books on nuclear proliferation and defense. Her most recent publications include “The Iranian Nuclear Program,” a chapter in the edited volume, Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Future of International Nonproliferation Policy (University of Georgia Press, 2007) and “Risks and Realities: The ‘New Nuclear Revival,’” in the journal Arms Control Today (May, 2007). She is the recipient of various service awards and a MacArthur fellowship.

Ms. Squassoni received a B.A. from State University of New York at Albany, an M.P.M. from University of Maryland, and an M.N.S.S. from National War College.

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