Major Fellowship Activities: Kraig wrote a report on The Bug in the Bomb: The Impact of the Year 2000 Problem on Nuclear Weapons. The report has been cited in articles in several U.S. and British newspapers and magazines, including The International Herald Tribune, Time Magazine, The Guardian, The Sunday Telegraph, Defense Week, Inside the Pentagon, Agence France-Press, and broadcast on the BBC World Service and CNN National and Headline News. He adapted the report for an article entitled “Safe or Sorry: The “Y2K Problem” and Nuclear Weapons” which appeared in the March/April 1999 issue of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. He wrote an article which appeared in the Baltimore Sun entitled “Nuke Launch Ultimate Y2K Nightmare; U.S., Russia Cooperating on Early-Warning System” and another in the Toronto Star entitled “Y2K and the U.S.-Russian Arsenals.” Kraig also did two live one-hour radio interviews, one on KQED in San Francisco and the second on KSCJ-AM in Sioux City. Kraig has appeared on ABC World News Tonight. He coordinated the content and structure of a BASIC-sponsored symposium on Capitol Hill that addressed both nuclear power and nuclear weapons Y2K issues. He traveled to Australia for a similar symposium sponsored by Dr. Helen Caldicott.
Current Activities: Kraig works as Director of Policy Analysis and Dialogue at the Stanley Foundation in Iowa. He is currently managing two new areas for future Stanley Foundation policy projects in international security: Regional Approaches to Proliferation Prevention (RAPP) and U.S. Strategies for National Security (SNS). RAPP will work toward the improvement of regional security and stability in the Middle East, South Asia, and Korean peninsula, while SNS will explore the potential for US national security policies that are integrated and balanced across different types of policy options (military, legal-diplomatic, and economic), involving a complementary mix of unilateral and cooperative methods. He was principal editor for “Strengthening the Nonproliferation Regime: The Challenge of Regional Nuclear Arsenals,” and co-editor of “Ballistic Missile Defense and Northeast Asian Security: Views from Washington, Beijing and Tokyo.” Prior to his current position, Kraig wrote a BASIC Research Report entitled “Y2K and Nuclear Arsenals: A Final Report.” He was a consultant at BASIC working on a project entitled “Missed Opportunities for Conflict Prevention in Kosovo: A European and American Evaluation.” He interviewed current and former public officials of the State Department, National Security Council and non-governmental organizations in order to build a chronology of missed opportunities in Kosovo since 1989. He was also a consultant to the Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies where he wrote for the Arms Control Reporter, an information resource on worldwide arms control negotiations.