Jonathan B. Tucker, Ph.D., is an expert on chemical and biological weapons in the Washington, D.C. office of the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He directs the institute's Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Program.
Before joining the Monterey Institute in 1996, Dr. Tucker worked for six years for the U.S. government. In February 1995, he was a biological weapons inspector in Iraq under the auspices of the United Nations Special Commission.
Dr. Tucker has published numerous articles and reports on chemical and biological weapons
issues. He edited the volume Toxic Terror: Assessing Terrorist Use of Chemical and Biological Weapons
(MIT Press, 2000), and wrote the new book Scourge: The Once and Future Threat of Smallpox
(Atlantic Monthly Press, 2001).