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Updated: Nov 22, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Lewis
Director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program
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 ArmsControlWonk.com, the leading blog on disarmament, arms control and nonproliferation. He also contributes a regular column on nuclear issues to Foreignpolicy.com
2012 North Korea Rocket Testing
Jeffery Lewis was quoted in the press:
Posted: April 17, 2012Failed North Korean rocket boosts chance of nuclear test, analyst says
Posted: April 17, 2012North Korean missile launch failure: what it means for West
Posted: April 17, 2012Why North Korea Sucks at Rocket Technology
Posted: April 17, 2012Why North Korea Still Sucks at Launching Rockets
Staffmember's Notable Items
Posted: November 22, 2013Vive la Freeze!
Posted: June 25, 2013The Incredible Shrinking Arsenal
Posted: June 25, 2013Update on Yongbyon: Restart of Plutonium Production Reactor Nears Completion; Work Continues on the Experimental Light Water Reactor
Posted: June 25, 2013North Korea Could Open Nuclear Reactor In Months: Report
Posted: June 25, 2013North Korean Diplomat Blames United States for Tensions but Calls for Peace Talks
Posted: May 24, 2013Electromagnetic Pulse Is the Conservative Fetish That Just Won't Die
Posted: May 17, 2013Death Wears Bunny Slippers: Why America's Nuclear Missileers Are Going Soft
Posted: May 10, 2013North Korea Nuke Arsenal Seen as Matter of When, Not If
Posted: May 8, 2013
Audio InterviewAre Those North Korean Long-Range Missiles For Real?
Posted: May 2, 2013Start-up of North Korean Experimental Light Water Reactor Could Begin by Mid-2013 if Fuel Is Available
Posted: April 30, 2013U.S. Should Steer Clear of Daring North Korea on Nukes
Posted: April 22, 2013US Intel Treads Careful in Assessing North Korea Nukes
Posted: April 5, 2013North Korea Belligerence Looms Ominously over Iran Nuclear Talks
Posted: April 5, 2013North Korea Nuclear Threats: How Worried Should We Be?
Posted: April 4, 2013
Outside PublicationThe Map of Death: What North Korea's Missile Are Really Aimed At
Posted: April 3, 2013Arsenal Adjustment
Posted: March 22, 2013
Outside PublicationBillion Dollar Baby
Posted: February 27, 2013Sanctions Bite, But Iran Shows No Signs of Budging
Posted: February 12, 2013Tough UN Action Vowed After North Korean Nuclear Test
Posted: January 15, 2013Wording Tucked Into Fiscal Cliff Law Eases Nukes Certification Provision
Posted: January 10, 2013Experts debate North Korea's missile goals and capability
Posted: December 14, 2012
Audio InterviewWhat North Korea's Rocket Launch Tells Us About Iran's Role
Posted: October 10, 2012
Outside PublicationsMissiles Away! If you like frantic arms buildups, here's a new Asia policy for you.
Posted: October 1, 2012How to Help Iran Build a Bomb
Posted: September 20, 2012
Outside PublicationsThe Fifty-Megaton Elephant in the Room: Why aren't America and China talking about their nukes?
Posted: September 4, 2012
Outside Publications"The Country I Saw," or "How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love North Korea's Bomb (Almost)"
Posted: August 1, 2012
Outside PublicationsIt's Not as Easy as 1-2-3
Posted: August 1, 2012
Outside PublicationsExtended Nuclear Deterrence in Northeast Asia
Posted: July 19, 2012Syria's Ballistic Missile Arsenal Looms As Assad Regime Buckles
Posted: July 17, 2012
Outside PublicationsAssessing the DPRK Panel of Experts
Posted: June 11, 2012Become a nuclear superpower... in ten steps
Posted: May 8, 2012Experts say even if North Korea performs 3rd nuke test, a useable weapon may still be far off
Posted: May 7, 2012North Korea's Performance Anxiety
Posted: May 4, 2012
Outside PublicationsProgressive Pragmatism or Cynicism in Confronting North Korea?
Posted: April 27, 2012New North Korean Missile Is Called Into Question
Posted: April 25, 2012Suspected Sale by China Stirs Concern at White House
Posted: March 12, 2012Skeptics doubt U.S. can be certain about Iran's nuclear progress
Posted: February 28, 2012U.N. sees spike in Iran's uranium production
Posted: February 9, 2012Jeffrey Lewis was quoted by Nature
Posted: January 3, 2012OPINION: N. Korean provocations possible, but should not be over-interpreted
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