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U.S. Senate Ratification of “New START" Treaty Spurs Flurry of National Media Quotes from CNS Experts

Simulated New START

Students in the renowned "Arms Control Simulation" course taught by Dr. William Potter act out the signing of a "follow-on" treaty to the New START treaty.   During the semester-long course, students played the roles of U.S. and Russian negotiators.

December 22, 2010 - 12:00am

The United States Senate voted to ratify the “New START Treaty,”  a nuclear arms reduction agreement between Russia and the U.S. on December 22.  On that day, Miles Pomper, senior research associate at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) was interviewed on the popular afternoon NPR show All Things Considered.

McClatchy newspapers quoted Mr. Pomper’s colleague, Dr. Nikolai Sokov, senior research associate at CNS who participated in the START I and START II negotiation on behalf of Russia.  The McClatchy news story has already been picked up and printed in a number of newspapers around the U.S.  Dr. Sokov was also widely quoted last week when there was speculation in the national media about whether or not the nuclear arms treaty would get enough Republican support in the Senate to pass this year.

The Boston Globe quotes Jeffrey Lewis, Director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at CNS in an article about Senator John Kerry's role in the ratification.

Mr. Pomper and Dr. Sokov co-wrote the article “New START Ratification: A Bittersweet Success” on the CNS website and there you can also find Stephen Schwartz’s analysis: “New START and the Maintenance and Modernization of the US Nuclear Weapons.”

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