Stories about botched plots to create weapons of mass destruction, supercomputers, the Fukushima disaster, and the new IAEA report on Iran’s nuclear program all led news reporters to seek comment from the experts at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.
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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The conclusion of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference in New York generated four national news stories quoting experts from the Monterey Institute's James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS).