Oliver Meier is an associate at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin. Previously, he was senior researcher with the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg
and the international representative and correspondent of the US Arms Control Association. He has also worked on the staff of Uta Zapf, who is a member of the Foreign Relations Committee and chairperson of the subcommittee on disarmament, arms control, and nonproliferation in the German Bundestag. He was also senior arms control and disarmament researcher with the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre in London and a consultant to several nongovernmental organizations.