Nonproliferation & Terrorism Studies

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.

Treaty Conference Close Sees NY Times, Washington Post Quoting CNS Experts

As the twice-a-decade Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference came to a close last Friday in New York City, the national media sought out a trio of experts from the Monterey Institute's James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) to put the conference's outcome in context.

The New York Times quoted CNS Founding Director Dr. William Potter in an article titled "189 Nations Reaffirm Goal of Ban on Nuclear Weapons."

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.

Leonard Spector of CNS Gives NPR Listeners a Chemistry Lesson on Uranium

On Monday May 17, Iran agreed to a deal that appears likely to stave off for the moment threats of international sanctions aimed at its nuclear program. The deal involves complicated technological terms regarding different levels of uranium enrichment. 

CNS Director Meets With UN Secretary-General to Discuss Nonproliferation Education

Dr. William Potter, founding director of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), yesterday met with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to discuss disarmament and nonproliferation education, a significant point of focus for both the recent Nuclear Security Summit and ongoing Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference.  CNS Deputy Director Dr. Patricia Lewis and U.N.

PBS Newshour Features CNS Deputy Director’s Comments on U.S.-Iran Face-off

In a report titled “Iran Draws Western Criticism at Opening of U.N. Nuclear Talks,” PBS Newshour featured commentary from Leonard S. Spector, deputy director of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. The Newshour, hosted by Jim Lehrer, is one of the nation’s most respected national news broadcasts, featuring in-depth reporting on current political and economic developments.

NPR Quotes CNS Deputy Director on Nonproliferation Treaty Conference

A segment on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition this morning featured comments from Leonard S. Spector, deputy director of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, regarding the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference getting underway in New York today.

CNS Director William Potter Speaks at Harvard, Middlebury, and the UN

Dr. William Potter, the founding director of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute is in high demand to speak about the status of nuclear nonproliferation and the road ahead.  This issue has once again become the hot topic in international security and few people are more knowledgeable than Dr. Potter.