Professor Dan Plesch has researched arms control and disarmament since the 1980s holding academic posts at Bradford and Keele Unversities and now at SOAS University of London. He founded the British American Security Information Council in 1987, an NGO engaged in the developments of NATO policy and in coalitions that contributed to the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Treaty, a permanent Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons and efforts that culminated in the Arms Trade Treaty.
His books include the Beauty Queen’s Guide to World Peace, America, Hitler and the UN, and Human Rights After Hitler. His effort to declassify files on Nazi War Crimes held at the UN, opened up a sub-field of research and he is a member of the legal chambers of Stephen Kay QC at 9 Bedfored Row in London. He leads the project on a Strategic Concept for the Removal of Arms and Proliferation at the Centre for Diplomatic Studies at SOAS University of London.