CNS Faculty Referenced in Botox as a Bio-weapon Article

Monterey Institute faculty members Kenneth Coleman and Raymond Zilinskas of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies were recently referenced in an article about Botox as a bio-weapon.

CNS Fellow Quoted in Article about Iraq’s “Chemical Ali”

Jonathan Tucker, a senior fellow at the Washington, D.C. location of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, was quoted in an Associated Press article about the execution of “Chemical Ali,” or Ali Hassan al-Majid, a cousin and close cohort of Saddam Hussein who used chemical weapons to kill thousands of civilians during the dictator’s regime.

1/15: CNS Director To Testify Before House Foreign Affairs Committee


Dr. William C. Potter, director of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), will testify before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs this Friday at a special hearing addressing “The Impact of U.S. Export Controls on National Security, Science and Technological Leadership.”

CNS Expert Quoted on Continuing U.S.-Russian Arms Control Talks

Senior research Associate Miles Pomper of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies was quoted by two publications this week commenting on the prospects for a successful near-term conclusion of the much-delayed START treaty renewal talks between the United States and Russia. 

Foreign Policy Publishes CNS Associate’s Examination of Middle East Nuclear Aspirations

Leading international affairs journal Foreign Policy recently published a piece written by Senior Research Associate Chen Kane of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. Reviewing the nuclear capabilities and ambitions of various Middle Eastern states, Kane notes that “the global economic crisis has disrupted the calculus of nuclear power.

Institute Expert Cited in Voice of America Article on North Caucasus Militants

Monterey Institute Professor Gordon M. Hahn was interviewed for by Voice of America's Russian-language service reporter Michael Gutkin for an article published today titled "Experts Note Activization of the North Caucasus Militants." Professor Hahn, a senior research fellow in the Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program (MonTREP), particularly notes the declaration by area jihadists of the “Caucasus Emirate” as a factor in the recent increase in attacks on Russian authorities in the region.

NY Times Quotes CNS/MIIS Nuclear Arms Expert On Prospects For New Agreement

Dr. Nikolai Sokov, senior research associate at the Monterey Institute's James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, was quoted in one of the lead articles in yesterday's New York Times.  Headlined "Nearing New Arms Pact, U.S.

New CNS Report Recommends Strategies for Rekindling U.S.-Russian Negotiation on Tactical Nuclear Weapons


A new report prepared by leading experts at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center or Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) recommends that the United States and Russia “agree to exchange data about their respective tactical nuclear arsenals in Europe as a step toward hastening the process of removing the weapons.” The report, "Reducing and Regulating Tactical (Nonstrategic) Nuclear Weapons in Europe," was authored by CNS Director William Potter and CNS colleagues Miles Pomper and Nikolai Sokov at the request of Finland’s Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Visiting Middlebury Prof. Rich Wolfson Touts Balanced Approach to Nuclear Energy

Nuclear power has been used commercially for forty years. Given this, visiting Middlebury Prof. Richard Wolfson challenged a room full of Monterey Institute students, faculty, and members of the general public to come up with a list of nuclear power plant accidents. The room was able to find three. After informing the crowd that the emissions from coal power plants kill 24,000 people a year, Prof. Wolfson presented an idea that seems to have been lost in the debate over nuclear power: that the safety systems are impeccable.

NY Times Quotes CNS Bio-Weapons Expert on Obama Policy

Tuesday’s New York Times featured an article on the Obama Administration’s emerging strategy for curbing the spread of biological weapons quoting Dr. Jonathan Tucker of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.  Dr. Tucker, a senior fellow in the Center’s Washington, D.C.