Jozef Goldblat holds university degrees in international relations, law, economics and linguistics. He has been studying the problems of arms control since the late 1950s and has been involved in disarmament negotiations in various capacities, including service for the United Nations. He was active in international commissions responsible for verification of compliance with armistice agreements, has written reports, articles and books on truce supervision, the arms race and disarmament problems, which have appeared in several languages, and has lectured at several universities. From 1969 to 1989 he directed the arms control and disarmament research programme at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). In 1980 he assisted the UN Secretary-General in preparing a report on a comprehensive nuclear test ban, and in 1984 received the Pomerance Award in recognition of his scholarship in the field of arms control and disarmament.
He is Vice-President of the Geneva International Peace Research Institute (GIPRI). He is also Associate Editor of Security Dialogue, a journal published by the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO), and Resident Senior Fellow at the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) in Geneva.
His most recent publications include Arms Control: A Guide to Negotiations and Agreements, SAGE, 1994; The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Régime: Assessment and Prospects, The Hague Academy of International Law, 1997; Nuclear Disarmament: Obstacles to Banishing the Bomb, I B Tauris, 2000; and Arms Control: The New Guide to Negotiations and Agreements (Fully Revised and Updated Second Edition), SAGE, 2002.