William Tobey

Articles by William Tobey

8 December 2014
AfricaAmericasEurope/Russia

A message from Tripoli, Part 5: How Libya gave up its WMD

William Tobey

What drove Qaddafi to decide to eliminate his proscribed weapons programs? Could those conditions be replicated elsewhere? 

7 December 2014
AfricaAmericasEurope/Russia

A message from Tripoli, Part 4: How Libya gave up its WMD

William Tobey

Nearly all of Libya's WMD program was destroyed or removed from that country in less than four months, and the entire effort to rid Libya of WMD, including all of the sometimes-fitful diplomacy, was concluded within a year—one of the most stunning successes in the history of disarmament

5 December 2014
AfricaAmericas

A message from Tripoli, Part 3: How Libya gave up its WMD

William Tobey

Third installment of a series on on how Libya was persuaded to relinquish its weapons of mass destruction

3 December 2014
AfricaAmericasEurope/Russia

A message from Tripoli: How Libya gave up its WMD

William Tobey

The first installment of a five-part series exploring the diplomacy and intelligence efforts that led Libya and its quixotic leader, Muammar al-Qaddafi, to relinquish that country's weapons of mass destruction

3 December 2014
AfricaAmericasEurope/Russia

A message from Tripoli, Part 2: How Libya gave up its WMD

William Tobey

Second installment of a series on on how Libya was persuaded to relinquish its weapons of mass destruction

12 January 2012

Nuclear scientists as assassination targets

William Tobey

Since 2007, international media have reported the violent deaths of four scientists and engineers connected with Iran's nuclear program and an attempt on the life of a fifth. The news reports on such killings are murky, incomplete, and, in some instances, likely inaccurate. The motivations and identity of the persons behind the killings are also obscure, but the fact that they are taking place is undeniable.