Paul Quilès is a French Socialist Party politician. He was a Member of Parliament between 1978 and 2007 and served as the French Defence Minister from 1985 to 1986, Interior Minister from 1992 to 1993. He also was the Chairman of the Defense Commission and the Vice-President of the Foreign Affairs Committee at the French National Assembly.
He is the current mayor of Cordes sur Ciel (Tarn) and has published the books ‘Nuclear, a French lie (Editions Charles Léopold Mayer, Nov 2012) and ‘Stop the Bomb! (Cherche Midi Editions, March 2013, together with Bernard Norlain and Jean-Marie Collin).
He is the President of Initiatives for Nuclear Disarmement (IDN).