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Sunday, July 17, 2022

Co-founder of Stimson Center, Michael Krepon, has died

NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WASN'T WASN'T COPIED FROM ANY WEBSITE: Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that Co-founder of Stimson Center, Michael Krepon, has died. (Read More Here).

The statement of his death was announced on the official Twitter handle of Stimson Center

Stimson Center wrote: 

"We are deeply saddened to share the news that Michael Krepon, co-founder of the Stimson Center and tireless advocate for international peace and security, passed away today at his home in Charlottesville, VA. Our thoughts are with Sandra, Misha, Joshua, and the entire family.

"Michael was an internationally renowned leader in the fight to prevent nuclear war, and an eloquent advocate for pragmatic ways to reduce the threat that nuclear weapons pose to our civilization. 

"More about his legacy: For those who had the benefit of knowing him, he was a friend and mentor, a voice of conscience and kindness, and a stalwart advocate for the organization that has continued his legacy of leadership.

"It was in service to others that Michael found his calling, dedicating himself to protecting humankind from our worst impulses: He was an early & influential post-Cold War advocate for the complete elimination of nuclear weapons, helping to bring that idea into the mainstream...

"As President of the Stimson Center, with co-founder Barry Blechman, he played essential roles in the creation of the Open Skies Treaty, …as well as the permanent extension of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, and ratification of the Chemical Weapons Convention -- each landmark achievements in their own right.

"His impact was especially felt in South Asia, where he worked with leaders in both India and Pakistan to apply the lessons of the Cold War, build confidence between adversaries, and reduce the chance of nuclear war on the subcontinent.

"He was the author of 23 books, most recently *Winning and Losing the Nuclear Peace: The Rise, Demise, and Revival of Arms Control,* and countless papers and essays. We will be sharing many of them in the coming days.

"Michael leaves a lasting legacy in the Stimson Center, and the generations of our staff, rising researchers, and budding professionals whom he taught, helped, advised, and mentored.

"That is why, more than three decades after Michael and Barry created it, the Stimson Center remains committed to their vision of international peace, security, and prosperity.

"There is more to say about Michael than we can possibly share today. Instead, we will leave you with the last words he wrote to our staff, just a few weeks ago, when he made the fact of his illness public: “The work you do makes me proud. Your persistence, commitment, and creativity matters. You are the antidote for troubled times. I believe in you."

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