Major Contributors

Dr. Jeffrey Lewis is the founding publisher of Arms Control  I am the Director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and an affiliate with the Center for Security and International Cooperation at Stanford University.  You can follow me on Twitter (@armscontrolwonk) or download my weekly Arms Control Wonk podcast with Aaron Stein.

I spent fifteen years living on the East Coast, where I worked a bunch of jobs including: Director of the Nuclear Strategy and Nonproliferation Initiative at the New America Foundation in Washington, DC; Executive Director of the Managing the Atom Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University; Executive Director of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs.  I managed to be an intern, research assistant, research associated and a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.  I even spent a summer as a Japan desk officer in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy. I taught as an adjunct professor at American and Georgetown Universities.

I received a Ph.D. in Policy Studies (International Security and Economic Policy) from the University of Maryland.  I have a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill.

Finally, I have written two books — both on China’s nuclear weapons program, Minimum Means of Reprisal: China’s Search for Security in the Nuclear Age (Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, 2007) and Paper Tigers: China’s Nuclear Strategy (International Institute for Strategic Studies, forthcoming 2014.)

This blog it is not affiliated with the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute or Middlebury College. The opinions I express here are mine alone.

Michael Krepon is Co-founder of the Henry L. Stimson Center and the author or editor of thirteen books and over 350 articles. Prior to co-founding the Stimson Center, Krepon worked at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency during the Carter administration, and in the US House of Representatives, assisting Congressman Norm Dicks. He received an MA from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University and a BA from Franklin & Marshall College. He also studied Arabic at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. (bio from)

Harry B Halem is the Intern and a Contributor at Arms Control Wonk.  Harry writes the regular FYRP feature, and also helps our major contributors and other guests edit their contributions into our blog’s software format.  Harry is a senior at Phillips Exeter Academy and is interested in arms control, diplomacy and international affairs.

About hexive

Readers often remark about the look and feel of my blog. The entire operation, from database to hosting, is a gift from my friend Greg. He runs a web development shop called hexive that focuses on small businesses, non-profits and one blog.

I’ve known him since we were college roomates.

A few years ago, I was Director of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA). I inherited a website mess from a very pricey New York firm that shall remain nameless.

Greg came aboard and provided APSIA with a beautiful and functional site at fraction of the cost. He then rescued the Public Policy and International Affairs Program from website purgatory and just recently gave CISSM some new web-tools.

Every time I recommend Greg, he makes me look awesome.

I just wanted to say “thanks.”


Greg here … I just wanted to say that after six years of developing on ACW I am forever indebted to a small group of people, both web professionals and wonks, for their assistance with the site. First and foremost I want to thank Derek de Jong who just sat through a weekend upgrade with me fixing bugs and creating features tirelessly for three long days to bring you Wonk 3.0. Also, many thanks to graphic designer José Ramos who has been creating the Wonk signature icons with us almost since the beginning. Special thanks to Ward Wilson, Jim Kelly, and Patrick Donahue—all readers who answered the call for assistance in some way. Thanks also to everyone who emailed suggestions and or bug reports. The ACW community is truly amazing.