“The Worst-Kept Secret: Israel’s Bargain with the Bomb” by Monterey Institute professor Avner Cohen is featured in the Newsweek/Daily Beast writers’ list of the best books of 2011.
Nonproliferation & Terrorism Studies
Bilal Saab, a visiting fellow in the Washington, D.C. office of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, was interviewed by BBC News during a Dec. 7 story on the Assad regime’s crackdown in Syria.
The Herald’s December 6 front-page story on Monterey Institute student Tamara Patton (MANPTS ’12) highlights the impact that Patton’s research on geospatial analysis is already having on the work of nuclear nonproliferation professionals around the world.
In an op-ed piece in Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Monterey Institute Professor Avner Cohen argues for an informed public debate in Israel about the nuclear threat from Iran and suggests that Defense Minister Ehud Barak tone down his rhetoric.
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.
The Monterey Institute and its James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies has been awarded grants totaling $1.2 million from Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to support efforts to educate next generation of nonproliferation specialists.
Second-year NPTS student Tamara Patton’s research on geospatial analysis was cited by Assistant Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller as an example of innovative new arms control verification techniques.
Former Egyptian Ambassador to the United States Nabil Fahmy led a weekend workshop at the Monterey Institute on negotiations toward creating a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East.
Professor Peter Grothe’s annual all-day cross-cultural retreat in Big Sur attracted 41 students from 17 countries and four continents this year, many from his popular intercultural communication course.
Experts at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies were quoted in the national media this week offering their insights on security issues ranging from nuclear material accountability to a Chinese bid to sell arms to Muammar Qaddafi.