Joseph Cirincione

Ploughshares Fund

Joseph Cirincione is president of Ploughshares Fund, a public grant-making foundation focused on nuclear weapons policy and conflict resolution.

Prior to his appointment to the presidency in 2008, Cirincione was senior vice president for national security and international policy at the Center for American Progress. He previously served as director for nonproliferation at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace for eight years.

Cirincione is also an adjunct professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is a member of Secretary of State John Kerry's International Security Advisory Board and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Cirincione is the author of Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons, Deadly Arsenals: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Threats, and co-author of Universal Compliance: A Strategy for Nuclear Security. His articles have appeared in Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and many other publications.

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APR 16, 2014 Podcast

Iran and Nuclear Proliferation: Update with Joseph Cirincione

Joseph Cirincione, president of the Ploughshares Fund, discusses the status and prospects for the ongoing P5+1 talks in Vienna on Iran's nuclear program, and the ...

Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late

DEC 17, 2013 Podcast

Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late

The threat of a nuclear nightmare is still real, says Joe Cirincione. With unsecured stockpiles in Russia, the ever-present threat of terrorists getting hold of ...

DEC 5, 2006 Podcast

Joseph Cirincione Interviewed by Jeffrey McCausland

Joseph Cirincione discusses the tricky mix of force, sanctions, threats, incentives, and diplomacy required to deal with the growing nuclear threats from Iran and North ...

DEC 5, 2006 Podcast

Nuclear Proliferation: A Delicate Balance Between Force and Diplomacy

Joseph Cirincione says that we are at a nuclear tipping point, and the policy decisions the United States makes over the next 3-5 years will ...