Dr. Miroslav Tůma (colonel [retd]) graduated from the Military Communications School, Nove Mesto n. Váhom, and later from the Faculty of Law of Charles University, Prague. He served in various command and staff posts and took part in the UN peacekeeping and humanitarian operations in Angola and Iraq. After ending his military career in December 1992, he was assigned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. He worked there until his retirement in 2001, when he started to work as a senior research fellow of the Institute of International Relations (IIR) in Prague. He is the author of several publications dealing mainly with arms control, nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, which were edited by the IIR and other institutes. He contributes to various periodicals, and lectures on arms control and disarmament at the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague.
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