Nonproliferation & Terrorism Studies

Professor Sharad Joshi Featured on NPR’s All Things Considered

The May 27 feature “Attack on Pakistani Base Renews Nuclear Qualms” on the popular National Public Radio (NPR) afternoon program All Things Considered focused on the security of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons after the death of Osama bin Laden.  NPR Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jackie Northam turned to Professor Sharad Joshi, an expert on terrorism and nucl

MIIS Student and Co-Authors Accurately Described Bin Laden’s Compound Two Years Ago

Erika Mariano (MANPTS ’13) is working on a master’s degree in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies with the long-term goal of becoming an intelligence analyst—a goal she seems well on her way to achieving, thanks in part to the remarkable prescience of a study she co-authored in 2009.

CNS Director Quoted on Significance of Bin Laden’s Death

The death of Osama Bin Laden generated wide media coverage, including a page one story in the Monterey Herald that extensively quoted Dr. William Potter, founder and director of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center of Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), regarding the significance of Bin Laden’s death for the larger struggle against terrorism.

Professor Sharad Joshi Featured in NATO Review Story on Corruption in Afghanistan

The current issue of NATO Review, the official publication of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, puts a spotlight on key transitions taking place in Afghanistan today in the feature story of its current issue: ”Enduring Partnerships: is corruption now Afghanistan’s main battlefield?

Lecture by Former Egyptian Ambassador Draws Big Crowd

The Monterey Institute’s Irvine Auditorium was at capacity on the evening of April 20 when Nabil Fahmy, former Egyptian Ambassador the U.S. and nonresident chair of the Middle East Nonproliferation Project at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) spoke about the wave of change sweeping across the Middle East. The event was moderated by to CNS Deputy Director Dr. Patricia Lewis.

“Cultivating Innovation”: TEDxMonterey Returns to MIIS April 15

On April 15, the Monterey Institute of International Studies is hosting TEDxMonterey for the second time. This year the theme is “Cultivating Innovation,” and the impressive line-up of speakers and presenters is shaping up to be true to the TED promise of “riveting talks by remarkable people.”

Former Egyptian Ambassador Nabil Fahmy to Give Public Lecture on Middle East in Transformation

Nabil Fahmy, former Egyptian Ambassador to the United States, will deliver a public lecture on the topic of "Middle East in Transformation: The Domestic, Regional, and International Implications" at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) on April 20.

Spotlight on Domestic Nuclear Safety Leads National Media to CNS Experts

The state of emergency caused by a series of failures at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan after the massive earthquake and huge tsunami of March 11 has led to a serious re-examination of safety issues at nuclear power facilities in the United States. Many local and media outlets have turned to the experts at the Monterey Institute's James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) for comments and opintions. Following are some notable examples:

New Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Managed by CNS Opens in Vienna

The establishment of the new Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation—managed and operated by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) on behalf of the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS)—was celebrated in Vienna today at an opening ceremony hosted by Austrian Federal Minister for European and International Affairs Michael Spindelegger, and attended by

CNS Expert Interviewed for UC Berkeley’s Renowned “Conversations with History” Program

Avner Cohen, senior fellow at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies was a recent guest of Harry Kreisler of the University of California, Berkeley Institute of International Studies on the nationally broadcast program “Conversations with History.”