CNS Researchers Quoted by NPR, Haaretz, New York Times, Wall Street Journal

Over the past few weeks, faculty and staff from the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) have been quoted in a variety of national and international media contexts regarding nonproliferation and bioterrorism issues:

MIIS Once Again Named to G.I. Jobs' Top Military Friendly Schools List

The Monterey Institute was recently named one of the Top Military Friendly Schools in the country according to the Web site G.I. Jobs, earning its spot for, among other things, scholarships for veterans, participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program and flexibility of academic programs to accommodate veteran and current service members and their spouses. 

Monterey Institute’s Incoming Fall Class Arrives from Around the World

They arrived from Kazakhstan and Jamaica, Ecuador and Senegal, France and Japan, Ukraine and Australia. They lived, worked or studied previously in Russia and China, Brazil and Bangladesh, Rwanda and Norway, Dubai and Indonesia. Among their number are cancer survivors, Iraq War veterans, recent college graduates and parents with children. 

Reuters Quotes Monterey Institute Terrorism Report on Security Developments in the Caucasus

On July 29, the Reuters news agency published a special analysis (“Russia’s Dagestan now most violent in Caucasus”) highlighting a new report written by Monterey Institute Professor Gordon Hahn, senior researcher at the Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program.

NPR’s All Things Considered Interviews CNS Expert Dr. Avner Cohen

On July 6, as news headlines focused on tensions in the relationship between the US and Israel, and President Obama obliquely referenced Israel’s nuclear weapons program, nuclear expert Dr. Avner Cohen was interviewed on the popular NPR news show All Things Considered. Dr.

NPR Interviews Professor Moyara Ruehsen on Corruption in Afghanistan

On June 28 NPR’s Marketplace Morning Report broadcast a story about the troubling information in a recent Wall Street Journal article claiming billions of dollars in official US aid were in fact being flown out of Afghanistan and into the bank accounts of corrupt officials in Dubai. Professor Moyara Ruehsen teaches classes on money-laundering and the financing of terrorism at the Monterey Institute and spoke to NPR about the problems US officials are confronted with while trying to support local businesses.

CNN, Fortune Cite CNS Experts on Potential Threat of Fake Botox

Botox, the cosmetic treatment used to smooth out wrinkles, is in fact a very diluted form of one of the most potent toxins on earth.

LA Times Cites CNS Research on Botox Bio-Terrorist Threat

A May 25 post by Los Angeles Times health blogger Rosie Mestel cited the findings of a recent study by researchers at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies regarding the potential for commercially-available counterfeit botox to be used as a bio-weapon.

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Alumni Success Stories

Antoinette Wilson: Exploring Global Terrorism Dynamics

Last summer Antoinette Wilson (IPS ‘09) interned for the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies in Washington D.C., a research center that specializes counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency policies. She had the opportunity to research and edit academic articles, organize panel discussions, and compose daily “weather reports” on terrorism events worldwide.


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