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Nickolas Roth’s work has involved research and advocacy on a range of peace and security issues related to U.S. nuclear weapons policy.
Mr. Roth was a policy analyst for the Union of Concerned Scientists. While there he wrote about the industrial infrastructure responsible for maintaining the nuclear weapons stockpile, also known as the nuclear weapons complex. In 2010, Mr. Roth made international news with his analysis of previously unreleased documents that detailed long-term government plans for the size and cost of the nuclear weapon stockpile.
Before joining UCS, Mr. Roth was the program director for the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability, a grassroots network made up of dozens of public interest groups in communities with nuclear weapons production facilities. His advocacy work has helped to reign in unnecessary and wasteful spending by the Department of Energy. These efforts include cutting $1 billion for nuclear weapons out of the 2009 stimulus bill and creating groundbreaking budget transparency and accounting requirements for nuclear weapons programs.
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Mr. Roth currently writes for the Center for Arms Control blog, Nukes of Hazard. His work has been cited in dozens of media outlets around the world, including the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Asahi Shimbun, Boston Globe, NHK television, and Newsweek. Additionally, he has given presentations at the United Nations, nuclear non-Proliferation preparatory committee meetings, numerous universities around the country, and on C-Span. Mr. Roth has a B.A. in History for American University and is currently pursuing a Masters of Public Policy in National Security Studies from the University of Maryland.