National events once again drew media attention to the Monterey Institute’s unique international expertise, this time generating interest in interviewing both faculty members and a student with a particularly timely thesis proposal.
Toronto Star Quotes CNS Director William Potter on “Loose Nukes”
May 12, 2009
Posted June 9, 2009
A recent story in the Toronto Star quotes William Potter, director of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, on the subject of recent United Nations discussions surrounding the scheduled 2010 review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. For the first time in years, participating nations have been able to agree on an agenda for the conference, including disarmament, non-proliferation and the peaceful use of nuclear energy. Dr. Potter credited the Obama Administration for setting “a very high standard” for what it expects from the conference, while noting that other countries have not shown the same movement or flexibility in their positions on issues related to the centerpiece nuclear treaty.
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