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John E. Pike Biography

Founding Director of
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"

“Citing biblical connections to the land, Israel has for decades built Jewish settlements on territories seized from its Arab neighbors in the Six-Day War of 1967, including the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Most countries view those settlements as well as those abandoned by Israel in Gaza a decade ago as illegal and a principal obstacle to regional peace…

A poll released 22 August 2016 found that just over half of Palestinians and Israelis – 51 percent and 59 percent respectively – still supported a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestiinian conflict.”

“Two State Solution – Background,” (accessed Mar. 12, 2018)

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founding Director,, Dec. 2000-present
  • Former Project Director, Federation of American Scientists, 1982-2000
  • Member, US Nuclear Weapons Cost Study Project Steering Committee, Brookings Institution, 1998
  • Founder, Military Spending Group, 1993
  • Panel member, NASA International Near-Earth Object Detection Panel, 1991
  • Founder, Space Policy Working Group, 1983
  • Cofounder and Executive Committee member, National Campaign to Save the ABM Treaty
  • Consultant, United Nations Group of Governmental Experts on Confidence-Building Measures in Outer Space
  • BA, Technology and Public Policy, Vanderbilt University
  • Twitter: @globesec
  • Member, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Fellow, Interplanetary Society
  • Served as a member of the board or advisory committee for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the Peace Research and European Security Studies Center and the Verification Technology Information Centre of London
  • Inductee, National Freedom of Information Act Hall of Fame, 2006
  • Recipient, Open Source Award of the Golden Candle, 1997
  • Recipient, Federation of American Scientists’ Public Service Award, 1991
  • Named one of the 25 ‘Rising Stars Who Will Lead us into the Next Space Age’ by the National Space Society’s Ad Astra magazine, 1994
  • Named one of the 250 members of the ‘New American Establishment’ by US News and World Report, 1988
  • Named one of the 150 ‘People Who Make a Difference’ by the National Journal, 1986