About FirstWatch International


FWI was established in 2001 to provide research and analysis of issues including arms control,? nonproliferation, and disarmament for the international security community. FWI supports global nonproliferation efforts by providing analysts and policymakers with tailored analytical products and information services vital to their areas of interest.

FWI maintains a network of linguists and translators to assist in interpreting and analyzing non-English language sources of information. Our network of linguists ensures balanced analysis, accurate translations, and access to sources that might otherwise be unavailable. Our in-house team is capable of working in Arabic, Russian, and Spanish. FWI has contractors fluent in French, German, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Serbo-Croatian, as well as a variety of other languages.

The staff of FWI utilize an array of information management and Internet search tools to locate specific open source material and intelligence for specific client needs. Among the online resources available to FWI staff are technical databases such as Science Direct and INSPEC, news repositories via Lexis-Nexis and Proquest, and government information sources such as DTIC-STINET and the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS). FWI has access to several nearby university libraries, including the US Naval Postgraduate School, Stanford University, and the University of California at Berkeley. Our informal network of consultants and analysts provides added support for information collection and analysis.