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Dr John Hart

POSITION AT SIPRI
Associate Senior Researcher

Dr John Hart

John Hart

Dr John Hart is an Associate Senior Researcher with the SIPRI Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-proliferation Programme. Previously he was the Head of the Chemical and Biological Security Project within the SIPRI Arms Control and Non-proliferation Programme. He joined SIPRI in 2001.

Subject expertise

Chemical and biological weapons; arms control and disarmament; verification; secrecy policy; non-state actor developments; military history

Regional expertise

Russia

Phone number
+46 766 286 239
Languages
English, Russian
Education

Doctor of Military Sciences (DScMil), National Defence University (Helsinki)

Citizenship
United States
Affiliations
  • International Institute for International Affairs (IISS), Member
  • Swedish Institute of international Affairs (UI), Member
SIPRI AND PARTNER PUBLICATIONS
External publications
  • Hart, J., 'See JIM find, find JIM find...John Hart of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) considers the OPCW-UN joint investigative mechanism', CBRNe World (Feb. 2017), pp. 43-46
  • 'Moving day: John Hart describes the 2016 international operation to remove Libya's chemicals', CBRNe World (Dec. 2016), pp. 51-53
  • 'The smoking gun of non-compliance, John Hart of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute on investigations into chemical weapons usage in Syria and Iraq', CBRNe World (Dec. 2015), pp. 17-18 & 20
  • Hart, John, 'L’évaluation des activités liées à l’armement dans la vérification de l’Arms control multilatéral: aspects théoriques et opérationnels’, [The Evaluation of activities related to weapons in multilateral arms control verification: theoretical and operational aspects], pp. 123–152 in Georges-Henri Soutou (ed.) Stratégique: Maîtrise des armaments et désarmement, no. 108 (Apr. 2015). Transl. Olivier Zajec
  • Toprak, S., Ersoy, G., Hart, J. and Clevestig, P., ‘The Pathology of lethal exposure to the riot control agents: towards a forensics-based methodology for determining misuse’, Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine (2015). [accepted for publication on 28 Nov. 2014; published online 9 Dec. 2014].
  • Hart, J. and Trapp, R., 'Science, technology, and the Biological Weapons Convention', Arms Control Today, vol. 42, (Oct. 2012), pp. 15-21
  • Hart, J., ‘Background to selected environmental and human health effects of chemical warfare agents’, eds O. Hutzinger, D. Barceló and A. Kostianoy, The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry vol. 3: Anthropogenic Compounds (Springer, 2009).
  • Hart, J. and Fedchenko, V., ‘WMD inspection and verification regimes: political and technical challenges’, eds N. E. Busch and D. H. Joyner, Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction: the Future of International Non-Proliferation Policy (University of Georgia Press, 2009).
  • Hart, J., 'Looking back: the continuing legacy of old and abandoned chemical weapons', Arms Control Today vol 38, no. 2 (Mar. 2008), pp. 55-59
  • Hart, J., ‘An introduction to the political and technical challenges posed by sea-dumped chemical and conventional weapons: the case of the Baltic Sea’, Briefing Paper no. EP/EXPO/B/SEDE/FWC/2006–10/Lot4/16, European Parliament, Directorate General External Policies of the Union, Dec. 2008.
  • Garrett, B. C. and Hart, J., Historical Dictionary of Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare (Scarecrow Press, 2007).
  • Hart, J., ‘The Soviet biological weapons program’, in Eds Dando, Malcolm, Rózsa, Lajos and Wheelis, Mark, Deadly Cultures: Biological Weapons Since 1945 (Harvard University Press: Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2006), pp. 132–56.
  • Croddy, E., Perez-Armendariz, C. and Hart, J., Chemical and Biological Warfare: A comprehensive Survey for Concerned Citizens (Copernicus Books: New York, NY 2002), 306 pp.