Regular and guest contributors at Arms Control Wonk.
Dr. Jeffrey Lewis is the founding publisher of Arms Control Wonk.com. He is the Director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. His also a non-resident affiliate at Stanford's Center for Security and International Cooperation and a Contributing Editor to Survival.
Michael Krepon is the co-founder of the Stimson Center. He worked previously at the Carnegie Endowment, the State Department, and on Capitol Hill. He has written over 400 articles and is the author or editor of twenty-one books, including Better Safe than Sorry: The Ironies of Living with the Bomb; Anti-Satellite Weapons, Deterrence and Sino-American Relations; and Deterrence Stability and Escalation Control in South Asia. He was given the Thérèse Delpech Memorial Award for lifetime achievement in non-governmental work to reduce nuclear dangers by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in 2015.
Paul Kerr has been a research analyst at the Arms Control Association covering missile and nuclear non-proliferation issues since 2002. He also covers weapons of mass destruction developments in South Asia, Northeast Asia, and the Persian Gulf regions, as well as Israel's status within the international non-proliferation regime and U.S. non-proliferation policy.
Dr. 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.
Joshua Pollack used to be a consultant to the U.S. government on arms control, nonproliferation, deterrence, and the like. Now he's the editor of the Nonproliferation Review and a Senior Research Associate at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), based in Washington, DC.
James M. Acton is co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program and senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment. A physicist by training, Acton specializes in deterrence, disarmament, nonproliferation, and nuclear energy. His current research focuses on the nuclear fuel cycle in Japan and hypersonic conventional weapons.
Jane Vaynman is the Associate Director of the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies and Research Instructor at the Elliott School of International Affairs. She received her Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University. Her research focuses on security cooperation between adversarial states, the design of arms control agreements, and the nuclear nonproliferation regime.
Aaron Stein is a Nonresident Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. His research interests include US-Turkey relations, Turkish foreign policy, the Syrian conflict, nonproliferation, and the Iranian nuclear program.
Mark Hibbs is a senior associate in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program, based in Berlin. Before joining Carnegie, for over twenty years he was an editor and correspondent for nuclear energy publications including Nucleonics Week and Nuclear Fuel, published by the Platts division of the McGraw-Hill Companies.
Andrew Grotto is a senior national security analyst at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, a nonpartisan education and advocacy group headquartered in Washington, DC. He is the author of Contain and Engage: A New Strategy for Resolving the Nuclear Crisis with Iran, available at www.americanprogress.org.
Harry 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.
Executive Director at Vertic. Andres specializes in nuclear arms control. This includes work on confidence-building measures between States and the verification of nuclear disarmament. Andreas is also responsible for maintaining the organization's watching brief on issues relating to the 1996 Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), the 1968 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and International Atomic Energy (IAEA) safeguards.
Melissa Hanham is a Senior Research Associate at the James Martin Center of Nonproliferation Studies and the META Lab of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
Her regional interests include the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, North Korean WMD procurement and proliferation networks, China’s nuclear posture, and East Asian security. She also studies Chinese, South Korean, and Japanese nuclear exports, as well as East and Southeast Asian export control systems.
Melissa also investigates new techniques in open source geospatial analysis, incorporating imagery and other remote sensing data, large data sets, social media, 3D modeling, and GIS mapping.
She teaches “Open Source Analysis for Nonproliferation Studies” at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
Catherine Dill is a research associate at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Her work includes using open source tools for defense and nonproliferation research, geospatial analysis, trade data analysis, understanding China’s nuclear and missile programs, studying illicit procurement networks in Asia, and industry outreach and training on strategic trade controls. She holds a MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, and a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service.
Contributing Editor at Daily Kos from Jan. 2005 - June 2010, now here and at her own plutoniumcafe.org.
Research Analyst, Deltek. Previously, Maxon was the program associate for the Nuclear Strategy and Nonproliferation Initiative at the New America Foundation. There, he provided expertise on specific policy issues relating to reducing the role of nuclear weapons in US policy.
Victoria Samson is the Washington Office Director for Secure World Foundation and has more than seventeen years of experience in military space and security issues.
Senior Analyst, Global Security Program. Stephen Young lobbies administration officials, members of Congress, and journalists to advance UCS security-related campaigns, largely focusing on arms control, nuclear weapons policy, missile defense, and nuclear threat reduction programs.
Anya Loukianova is a program officer at the Stanley Foundation responsible for programming to strengthen nuclear security and minimize the stocks of weapons-usable nuclear materials. Previously she was a research associate at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, focusing on nuclear weapons and nuclear fuel cycle issues in Russia and Eastern Europe.
Sam Black was a Research Associate with Stimson's Space Security and South Asia programs. Prior to joining the Center, he worked as a Research Assistant at the Center for Defense Information, where he focused on Space Security and Missile Defense issues.
Joseph Cirincione is the President of the Ploughshares Fund, a public grant-making foundation focused on nuclear weapons policy and conflict resolution.
Senior editor Air Force Magazine. Airpower. Nat'l interests, Nat'l Defense. Nats. SEA/EAP/GCC/NATO.
Research Associate Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation. Tamara research focuses on the uses of satellite imagery, digital three-dimensional modelling, geo-referenced data fusion and other geospatial tools for analysis of issues relevant to nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament.
Robert Zarate, Policy Director of the Foreign Policy Initiative.
Former research assistant at the Henry L. Stimson Center.
David E. Hoffman covered foreign affairs, national politics, economics, and served as an editor at the Washington Post for 27 years.
Thomas C. Moore served as Senior Professional Staff Member on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations from 2003 to 2013. In this capacity, he held responsibility for arms control, arms sales and nonproliferation matters. Prior to working on the Foreign Relations Committee, he was Staff Assistant to the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces of the Senate Armed Services Committee and was also an intern on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Matthew Martin is a program officer in Policy Analysis and Dialogue at the Stanley Foundation, bringing a wealth of experience working directly on nonproliferation, cooperative threat reduction, missile defense, and strategic security issues.