Stephen I. Schwartz

Stephen I. Schwartz is a nonresident senior fellow at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and an independent consultant. He previously served as editor of The Nonproliferation Review; publisher and executive director of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; guest scholar and project director at the Brookings Institution; and Washington representative for the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability. He is the author of numerous articles and reports, including Nuclear Security Spending: Assessing Costs, Examining Priorities (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2009), and is the editor and co-author of Atomic Audit: The Costs and Consequences of US Nuclear Weapons Since 1940 (Brookings Institution Press, 1998). Schwartz analyzes, writes, and speaks publicly about the history and costs of US nuclear weapons and weapons-related programs, including how and why the nuclear arsenal developed the way it did, the ongoing $1.7 trillion effort to maintain, rebuild, and upgrade every delivery system and warhead in the arsenal, and the development, costs, and effectiveness of US ballistic missile defense programs.