Major Contributors

Jeffrey Lewis is Director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Dr. Lewis also founded and maintains the leading blog on nuclear arms control and nonproliferation,

Dr. Lewis is the author of Minimum Means of Reprisal: China’s Search for Security in the Nuclear Age (MIT Press, 2007).   Dr. Lewis is also an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University and a research scholar at the Center for International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy (CSSIM). He  serves on the Board of Directors of the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship.

Before joining CNS, he was Executive Director of the Nuclear Strategy Initiative at the New American Foundation.  Previously, he served as Executive Director of the Managing the Atom Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Executive Director of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs, a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and briefly in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy.

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

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

Geoffrey Forden has been at MIT since 2000 where his research includes the analysis of Russian and Chinese space systems as well as trying to understand how proliferators acquire the know-how and industrial infrastructure to produce weapons of mass destruction. In 2002-2003, Dr. Forden spent a year on leave from MIT serving as the first Chief of Multidiscipline Analysis Section for UNMOVIC, the UN agency responsible for verifying and monitoring the dismantlement of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction. Previous to coming to MIT, he was a strategic weapons analyst in the National Security Division of the Congressional Budget Office after having worked at a number of international particle accelerator centers. (bio from)

Joshua Pollack is a consultant to the U.S. government. He has conducted studies in several areas, including arms control, verification technologies, proliferation, deterrence, intelligence, homeland security, counterterrorism, and Middle East security affairs. He is a regular contributor at the prominent blog Arms Control Wonk, focusing primarily on current challenges to the nuclear nonproliferation regime. He also has written recently about issues surrounding emerging non-nuclear strategic forces, including conventional prompt global strike weapons and strategic missile defenses. He is a graduate of Vassar College and the University of Maryland, where he attended the Maryland School of Public Policy. The opinions expressed here are his own and don’t necessarily reflect those of his employer or clients. (bio from)

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)

Guest Bloggers

Andreas Persbo
Andy Grotto
Anya Loukianova
Bharath Gopalaswamy
David Hoffman
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.
James Acton
Jane Vaynman
Joe Cirincione
Marc Schanz
Matt Martin
Meri Lugo
Michael Katz-Hyman
Paul Kerr
Philip Maxon
Robert Zarate
Samuel John Black
Stephen Young
Victoria Sampson

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.