U.S. Senate Ratification of “New START" Treaty Spurs Flurry of National Media Quotes from CNS Experts
The United States Senate voted to ratify the “New START Treaty,” a nuclear arms reduction agreement between Russia and the U.S. on December 22. On that day, Miles Pomper, senior research associate at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) was interviewed on the popular afternoon NPR show All Things Considered.
The arms control negotiation simulation class taught by Dr. William Potter, director of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, has always been one of the most highly regarded and talked about classes offered at the school, and an overview of this semester’s activities in “IPOL 8586: US-Russian START Follow-on
Arms Control Simulation” should serve as a reminder of why.
On December 8, 2010, the Monterey Institute of International Studies and its James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) announced that the MacArthur Foundation has awarded a $475,000 grant in support of CNS’s education and training programs in the areas of nuclear nonproliferation and terrorism. The two-year grant will run through October 31, 2012.
On December 1, Belarus announced its commitment to eliminate large stockpiles of highly-enriched Uranium at a meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Kazakhstan. The international news agency Associated Press and national U.S.
On November 16, NPR sought out Leonard Spector, deputy director of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) to help explain the tricky issue of securing the largest stockpile of weapons grade material outside of a nuclear weapons state. Spector, a former US Energy Department official, first became aware of the nuclear plant in the Kazakh city of Aktau in the 1990s.
Monterey Institute’s CNS Chosen to Manage and Operate Austrian Government’s New Vienna Center for Disarmament and Nonproliferation
The Austrian Foreign Ministry for European and International Affairs today announced the selection of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) as its partner institution in the establishment of the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Nonproliferation. The new center will serve as an international hub for discussions among representatives of civil society, national governments, and international organizations regarding nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament issues.
Throughout its history, the Monterey Institute of International Studies has sought to attract the highest caliber of well-qualified, internationally-oriented students. As the Institute’s programs in areas such as international business and international environmental policy have expanded in recent years, a significant number of students who are highly qualified in every other respect to attend MIIS have been rejected because they are unable to meet the language proficiency requirement.
In a New York Times review published Wednesday, October 13, reviewer Ethan Bronner offered strong praise for “The Worst-Kept Secret: Israel’s Bargain with the Bomb,” the new book from Avner Cohen of the Monterey Institute of International Studies’ James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. Dr. Cohen is a senior research associate affiliated with the Center’s Washington, D.C. office. Bronner described “The Worst-Kept Secret” as “thoughtful, measured and deep, and very much worthy of wide consideration.”
Dr. William Potter, Director of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, and adjunct professor Gaukhar Mukhazthanova co-authored an op-ed piece (“Nuclear Phobia”) that was published by the International Herald Tribune and reprinted by the New York Times today.
The current edition of TIME magazine quotes Dr. William Potter, director of the Monterey Institute´s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies in the article “Turning Russian Nukes into U.S. Energy” by Eben Harrell.