Jeffrey Lewis’s Articles

Donald Trump August 19, 2015 (Credit: Michael Vadon, Wikimedia Commons)

Trump Just Started a Nuclear Crisis With Iran

Enabled by a craven Congress, the president is undermining the Iran deal and risking an escalation that he’s incapable of halting.

An Award for the Collapse of Nuclear Disarmament

ICAN isn’t the Nobel Peace Prize winner that policy makers wanted, but it’s the one they deserve.

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How the US Turned North Korea into a Nuclear Power

The US has forgotten the cold logic of nuclear diplomacy. Time to remember it.

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President Trump Ready to Decertify Iran Deal

The end of the JCPOA could have serious, complicating effects on proliferation, regional security, and international trade.

North Korea boasts about its nuclear weapons program by releasing photos and videos of its missiles. But in them are tiny clues to their true capability. A team of US analysts, working outside the government, shows how they decode these images to determine when North Korea is bluffing—and when it is showing true power.

Wall Street Journal Video Spotlights CNS “Decoders”

Cutting-edge intelligence tools aren’t just for governments anymore.

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Donald Trump Threatened North Korea After Completely Imaginary Negotiations

Fake news is threatening to produce a very real war.

CNS article

If Trump Kills the Iran Deal, He May Give the World Another Rocket Man

There is every chance that the story ends in precisely the same way, with yet another nuclear state hostile to the United States.

CNS article

Why Donald Trump Wants His Nukes to Be Smaller

Be wary of tiny nukes in tiny hands.

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Trump’s Next Self-Inflicted Crisis Is a Nuclear Iran

If the president kills the nuclear deal, the backlash will come sooner than he thinks.

Donald Trump August 19, 2015 (Credit: Michael Vadon, Wikimedia Commons)

I’m a Nuclear Weapons Expert. Trump’s Presidency is My Personal Nightmare.

We’ve relied on mutually assured destruction to protect us from all-out nuclear war. It’s always been a fragile peace.