Michael Krepon is the President Emeritus of the Henry L. Stimson Center, having previously served as Founding President and CEO from 1989-2000. He directs programming at the Stimson Center on South Asia, arms control and space security. He is a Diplomat Scholar and Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Politics, University of Virginia and has authored or edited 13 books. He has previously worked in the Carter Administration, on Capitol Hill, and at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He has mentored more than seventy visiting fellows from the region, and has worked on the general outlines of a Kashmir settlement. His most recent books areCooperative Threat Reduction, Missile Defense, and the Nuclear Future (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), Space Assurance or Space Dominance? The Case Against Weaponizing Space (Henry L. Stimson Center, 2003), and two edited volumes: Nuclear Risk Reduction in South Asia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and Escalation Control and the Nuclear Option in South Asia (Henry L. Stimson Center, 2004).