Toby Dalton is deputy director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment. An expert on nonproliferation and nuclear energy, his research focuses on cooperative nuclear security initiatives and the management of nuclear challenges in South Asia and East Asia.
From 2002 to 2010, Dalton served in a variety of high-level leadership positions at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Most recently, he was acting director for the Office of Nuclear Safeguards and Security, where he implemented the U.S. Next Generation Safeguards Initiative and international nuclear-security programs.
Previously, he established and led the department’s office at the U.S. embassy in Pakistan, managing critical bilateral and multilateral nonproliferation issues and overseeing the implementation of U.S. nonproliferation and counterproliferation initiatives.
While at DOE, Dalton was also senior policy adviser to the Office of Nonproliferation and International Security on issues relating to International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards, the nonproliferation regime, and a range of countries, including Pakistan, India, China, North Korea, and Israel. He also was detailed to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to provide support and guidance on nonproliferation and arms-sales issues.
Prior to his work at DOE, Dalton was named a Luce Scholar at the Institute for Far Eastern Studies in Seoul, a research associate at the National Bureau of Asian Research, and a project associate for the Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program.
Dalton has authored numerous op-eds and journal articles and contributed to the books Understanding New Political Realities in Seoul: Working toward a Common Approach to Strengthen U.S.-Korea Relations (the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, 2008) and The Future of U.S.-Korea-Japan Relations: Balancing Values and Interests (CSIS, 2002).