Jeffrey Lewis


Japan Has Enough Plutonium to Make Thousands of Nukes

So, I like electronic music. A lot. And there is no more important progenitor of electronica than Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto. If you don't know ...


The Iran Nuke Extension Is a Death Sentence

The last time I was in Vienna, I happened upon a little street vendor selling mulled wine in paper cups to guard against the frigid ...


Yoda Has Left the Building

Well, the news is out. Andy Marshall is finally retiring. Last year, word leaked that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was considering shutting down Marshall's ...


No, the U.S. Doesn’t Have Plans to Nuke North Korea

At this point, you've probably heard plenty about Leon Panetta's new book, Worthy Fights. But it's not just in Beltway foreign-policy circles that Panetta's memoir ...


Fight Club: Israel Nuke Edition

Pssst. Come closer. I'm going to let you in on one of the U.S. government's most closely guarded secrets. Make sure you are sitting down, ...


We Don’t Want to See Iran’s Full Monty

Not so long ago, the editors at Jezebel wrote a helpful guide for men entitled, "Should You Send a Lady a Dick Pic? A Guide ...


A Boy and His Toys

I think the critics have it all wrong: The big reset button that Hilary Clinton handed to Sergei Lavrov in 2008 worked perfectly -- it's ...


Frequent Flyer Diplomacy and the Plane to Pyongyang

John Kerry is often accused of "frequent flyer" diplomacy. Now, every secretary of state has been accused of relying too much on travel except for, ...


They Shoot Satellites, Don’t They?

Look, I understand if you missed it, what with all the missiles flying around these days. But China conducted another missile defense test in late ...


The Problem With Russia’s Missiles

The State Department's annual "Compliance Report" is about to drop. According to Michael Gordon at the New York Times, the State Department will accuse the ...

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About Jeffrey Lewis

Jeffrey Lewis is director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.

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