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Sahil Shah

Iran Project Lead

Sahil Shah works for the European Leadership Network (ELN) as a Project Lead on Iran, striving to protect the Iran nuclear agreement – the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – and engage on peripheral issues such as ballistic missiles.

In addition to his work for the ELN, Sahil recently completed a consultancy with the Office of the Executive Secretary at the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) whilst also holding a Graduate Fellowship at the Nuclear Nonproliferation Education and Research Center (NEREC) at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He completed an MPhil in International Relations and Politics as the Bender Scholar to the University of Cambridge in 2017 where he researched the “spirit” of arms control agreements.

Whilst pursuing his BA in International Affairs from the George Washington University, Sahil began his work on revitalizing nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament agendas as a researcher for 19th U.S. Secretary of Defense William J. Perry. Since then, he has contributed to bilateral work between the US and Russia as the Director of Research of the Stanford US-Russia Forum (SURF), as well as multilateral work through various initiatives through the Nuclear Security Project (NSP) at the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), European Leadership Network (ELN), Technology for Global Security (T4GS), and the CTBTO Youth Group (CYG) of which he is a founding member and current chair of the coordination team.

Sahil was also recently part of the CTBTO’s delegation to the 2018 Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).

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The CTBT must be part of the solution on the Korean Peninsula

Sahil Shah argues that future is yet to be written for the Korean Peninsula and a positive outcome depends on the successful negotiation and implementation of tangible assurances and strong verification of disarmament pledges. Key to the “denuclearization” agenda is North Korea having a relationship with international organizations such as the CTBTO and IAEA.

14 June 2018 | Sahil Shah
Global Security