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Robert J. Einhorn
Assistant Secretary for Nonproliferation

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Biography

Robert J. Einhorn was sworn in as Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of State, on November 17, 1999. Prior to his confirmation, Mr. Einhorn served as Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, U.S. Department of State.

From April 1992 to April 1999, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nonproliferation, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, where he was responsible for nuclear, chemical, biological and missile nonproliferation, and regional nonproliferation issues. From 1986 to 1992, Mr. Einhorn served as Senior Adviser, Policy Planning Staff; he was responsible primarily for arms control, nonproliferation, and other security issues.

From 1985-1986, Mr. Einhorn was the representative of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency to the START negotiations. In 1984, he was an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and Executive Director of the Georgetown CSIS Group on Strategy and Arms Control. Mr. Einhorn served at the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency from 1972 to 1984. He participated in a variety of Washington-based and delegation assignments, and was responsible for dealing with strategic arms talks, nuclear testing limits, chemical and biological weapons constraints, nuclear nonproliferation, compliance, and other arms control issues.

Mr. Einhorn received a B.A., magna cum laude, in government from Cornell University in 1969. He also received an M.P.A. in International Relations, from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, in 1971.

He has authored several publications which include: Negotiating from Strength: Leverage in U.S.-Soviet Arms Control Negotiations (Praeger, 1985); "Treaty Compliance", Foreign Policy, Number 45, Winter 1981-82; Reducing the Risk of Nuclear War (Editor), Report to the Georgetown CSIS Group on Strategy and Arms Control, March 1985; "The Emerging START Agreement," Survival, September/October 1998; "Revising the START Process," Survival, November/December 1990; and "The Future of U.S.-'Soviet' Arms Control," and  The Future of Arms Control: New Opportunities,  Congressional Research Service; April 1992, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Mr. Einhorn is married and resides in Washington, DC. flag  bar

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