Bruce Blair is president of the World Security Institute, a non-profit organization committed to independent research and journalism on global affairs whose divisions include the Center for Defense Information, Azimuth Media, International Media, and International Programs, with offices in Brussels and Moscow, and programs in Beijing and Shanghai. Mr. Blair is an expert on the security policies of the United States and Russia, specializing in nuclear forces and command-control systems. He has frequently testified before Congress and has taught security studies as a visiting professor at Yale and Princeton universities. He was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship Prize in 1999 for his work and leadership on de-alerting nuclear forces. From 1987-2000, he was a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. Mr. Blair served the U.S. Air Force as a Minuteman ICBM launch control officer and support officer for the Strategic Air Command's Airborne Command Post (1970-1974). He then earned a Ph.D. in Operations Research at Yale University, where he was also awarded a Russian Language Institute Fellowship. Mr. Blair is the author of numerous books and articles on security issues in such publications as Scientific American, National Interest, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. He is finishing a new book on U.S. nuclear policy.