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Updated: Nov 22, 2013

Dr. Jeffrey Lewis

Director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program
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Jeffrey Lewis joined CNS as the Director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program in 2010.


Before coming to CNS, he was the Director of the Nuclear Strategy and Nonproliferation Initiative at the New America Foundation.

Prior to that, Dr. Lewis was 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 a desk officer in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy. He is also a Research Scholar at the Center for International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy (CISSM).


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.


Dr. Lewis is the author of Minimum Means of Reprisal: China's Search for Security in the Nuclear Age (MIT Press, 2007) and publishes, the leading blog on disarmament, arms control and nonproliferation. He also contributes a regular column on nuclear issues to

2012 North Korea Rocket Testing

Jeffery Lewis was quoted in the press:

Failed North Korean rocket boosts chance of nuclear test, analyst says
North Korean missile launch failure: what it means for West
Why North Korea Sucks at Rocket Technology
Why North Korea Still Sucks at Launching Rockets

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