Kathleen C. Bailey

The Honorable Kathleen C. Bailey

Senior Associate

Dr. Kathleen Bailey, a consultant on defense and arms control issues, is currently a Senior Associate at the National Institute for Public Policy in Washington, DC.

Previously, Dr. Bailey held three positions with the US Government. She was Assistant Director of the Arms Control & Disarmament Agency responsible for nuclear, chemical, biological, and missile nonproliferation policies (1988-90). She was Deputy Assistant Secretary in the US Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, where she was responsible for long-range assessments and chaired the Interagency Committee to respond to Soviet Active Measures (1985-87). And, she headed the Bureau for Research in the US Information Agency with responsibilities for foreign public opinion polling and analysis (1983-85).

Prior to Government service, Dr. Bailey was a founding member of the proliferation intelligence analysis program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (1976). She directed the program from 1978-81.

Following Government service, from 1990-92, Dr. Bailey was a senior analyst at the National Institute for Public Policy, where she headed two major projects, one to assess the verifiability of the CWC, the other to examine the implications of de-alerting US nuclear forces. She also taught international relations at George Mason University.

In 1992, Dr. Bailey left Washington DC to return to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where she served on the Director’s Staff and was editor of the Director’s Series on Proliferation. She regularly testified before the US Congress on arms control issues, including the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Also, she was a lecturer at the NATO War College in Rome as well as at universities throughout the United States. Following her retirement from the Laboratory in 1999, she served on the US Secretary of State’s Arms Control and Nonproliferation Advisory Board.

Dr. Bailey is author of four books. Death For Cause (Meerkat Publications, 1995), a novel; The UN Inspections in Iraq: Lessons for On-Site Verification (Westview Press, 1995); Strengthening Nuclear Nonproliferation (Westview Press, 1993); and, Doomsday Weapons in the Hands of Many: The Arms Control Challenge of the 90s (University of Illinois Press, 1991), which also has been published in Spanish, Portuguese, and German. She was contributing editor of two books. Weapons of Mass Destruction: Costs Versus Benefits (New Delhi: Manohar Press, 1994), and, with Robert Rudney, she co-edited Proliferation and Export Controls (University Press of America, 1992).

Dr. Bailey has authored five monographs: Why the United States Rejected the Protocol to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (2002), The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty: An Update on the Debate (2001), The Biological and Toxin Weapons Threat to the United States (2001), Iraq’s Asymmetric Threat to the United States and US Allies (2001), and The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty: The Worst Arms Control Treaty Ever (1999). She was contributing editor of two US Department of State monographs, A Report on the Substance and Process of Anti-US Disinformation and Propaganda Campaigns (1986) and A Report on Active Measures and Propaganda, 1986-87 (1987).

Dr. Bailey’s PhD is from the University of Illinois (1976).