Joseph Cirincione is a national security analyst and author with 40 years of experience working these issues in Washington, DC. He is the author or editor of seven books, including Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World before It Is Too Late (2015) and Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons (2008). Cirincione served previously as president of the Ploughshares Fund, vice president for national security at the Center for American Progress and director for nonproliferation at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, among other positions. He worked for over nine years on the professional staff of the Armed Services Committee and the Government Operations Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. He served on the International Security Advisory Board for Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He was an advisor to the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.