Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Nonproliferation & Terrorism Studies

Avner Cohen

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Avner
Last Name
Cohen
Avner Cohen
Job Title
Professor of Nonproliferation Studies and Senior Fellow with the Center for Nonproliferation Studies
Location
McGowan 203
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831.647.6437

Dr. Cohen, widely known for his path-breaking history of the Israeli nuclear program, is an internationally recognized author and expert on nonproliferation issues, focusing on the Middle East. A consultant to a range of NGOs and governmental agencies, Dr. Cohen joins CNS after serving as a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2009-10) and following a ten-year affiliation with the Center for International and Security Studies (CISSM) at the University of Maryland.

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Israeli nuclear program; nonproliferation issues in the Middle East; Nuclear age and nonproliferation history; the non-proliferation regime; nuclear weapons and democracy; morality, ethics, and norms in the nuclear age; the movies of the nuclear age; nuclear disarmament; nuclear weapons free zones

Dr. Cohen interviewed on UCBerkeley's Conversations with History

Interview with Dave Gahary

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Education

Dr. Cohen holds a B.A. in Philosophy and History from Tel Aviv University, an M.A. in Philosophy from York University, and a Ph.D. from the Committee on History of Culture of the University of Chicago (1981).

Publications

Dr. Cohen is the co-editor of Nuclear Weapons and the Future of Humanity (1986) and The Institution of Philosophy (1989), and the author of The Nuclear Age as Moral History (In Hebrew, 1989). His most acclaimed book, Israel and the Bomb, was published in 1998 in English and in 2000 in Hebrew. His latest work, The Worst Kept Secret: Israel's Bargain with the Bomb, was published in October 2010 by Columbia University Press. In addition, he published dozens of professional journals, book chapters, as well as op-eds.

His book THE WORST-KEPT SECRET has a Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/The-Worst-Kept-Secret-Israels-Bargain-with-the-Bomb/163186743694317

 

 
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Robert Shaw

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Robert
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Shaw
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Research Associate and Export Control Instructor
Location
CNS Building
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, California
Phone
831-647-6576

Robert Shaw is a Research Associate and Export Control Instructor in the East Asia Nonproliferation Program (EANP) at CNS. His research interests include export controls, WMD-related trafficking and supply chain networks, and Northeast Asian security issues. In 2010, Robert assisted with the curriculum development for the CNS-supported Asia Export Control Fellows Program, and he has written on the response of regional export control systems to illicit North Korean WMD-related procurement networks.

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Nuclear nonproliferation, export controls, WMD-related trafficking and supply chain networks, and Northeast Asian security issues. In 2010, Robert assisted with the curriculum development for the CNS-supported Asia Export Control Fellows Program, and he has written on the response of regional export control systems to illicit North Korean WMD-related procurement networks.

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Stephanie Lieggi

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Stephanie
Last Name
Lieggi
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Executive Education Program Instructor
Location
CNS Building 202
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, California
Phone
831-647-6697

Stephanie Lieggi is a Research Associate in the Center for Nonproliferation Studies in the East Asia Nonproliferation Program. Her research interests have included U.S.-China bilateral relations, WMD-related developments in China, Beijing's space program, as well as China's nonproliferation and export control policies. Since 2004, Stephanie has worked on CNS export control-related publications, first as managing editor of the Asian Export Control Observer and later as Associate Editor-in-Chief of the International Export Control Observer.

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Nuclear nonproliferation, U.S.-China bilateral relations, export control policies, illicit smuggling

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Brigadier General (Retired) Russell D. Howard

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Russell
Last Name
Howard
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Adjunct Professor
Location
McGowan 200F
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831.647.6442

Brigadier General (retired) Russell D. Howard has recently returned as Director of the Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program. He is President of Howard's Global Solutions, and an Adjunct Professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. He is also a Senior Fellow at Joint Special Operations University, Senior Mentor for Development Alternatives Incorporated, Senior Advisor for the Singapore Home Team Academy, and on the Board of Advisers for Laser Shot Incorporated.

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Counterterrorism
Special Operations
Terrorist-Trafficking Nexus
Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Africa

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Education

General Howard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from San Jose State University, a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies from the University of Maryland, a Master of Arts degree in International Management from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and a Masters of Public Administration degree from Harvard University.

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Philipp C. Bleek

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Philipp
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Bleek
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Assistant Professor
Location
205 McGowan
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831.647.6509

Philipp C. Bleek is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of International Policy and Management and Fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS). His research and teaching focuses on the causes, consequences, and amelioration of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons proliferation to states and non-state actors.

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Causes, consequences, and amelioration of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons proliferation.

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Sharad Joshi

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Sharad
Last Name
Joshi
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Job Title
Assistant Professor, Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies
Location
McGowan 200-F
Phone
831.647.6508
Language(s)
हिन्दी

Dr. Sharad Joshi holds a PhD from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. He joined the Institute in September 2006 as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. At MIIS he has been a research associate at CNS and the Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program (MonTREP). His current research focuses on various facets of terrorism in South Asia, as well as nonproliferation issues in the region. Dr.

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International Security
South Asia
Terrorism
Nuclear Proliferation
Afghanistan
Southeast Asia

Dr. Joshi interviewed by NATO Review

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Education

PhD, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, 2006; M.A. (Politics), School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2000; B.A. (Honors-Economics), University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, 1997.

Select Publications

"The Transnational Security Threat from D-Company," (co-authored with Phil Williams and Gretchen Peters) in Lawrence Cline & Paul Shemella (editors), The Future of Counterinsurgency(Praeger, 2015).

"Will killing of Taliban Chief Make a Difference in Pakistan?," Chatham House, November 7, 2013

Woolwich Attack and the Changing Nature of Terrorism,” Chatham House, May 24, 2013

The China-Pakistan Nuclear Deal: A Realpolitique Fait Accompli,” Issue Brief, Nuclear Threat Initiative, December 11, 2011.

"Playing Politics:How the Regional Context Impedes Confronting Myanmar's Alleged Nuclear Program," Issue Brief, Nuclear Threat Initiative, February 4, 2011

"Cooperative Threat Reduction and Pakistan," (co-authored with Togzhan Kassenova) Issue Brief, Nuclear Threat Initiative, August 4, 2008.

"Is Pakistan Appeasing the Taliban?" Foreign Policy in Focus, June 13, 2008.

"A Ridge Too Far," Foreign Policy in Focus, November 6, 2007.

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Raymond A. Zilinskas

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Raymond
Last Name
Zilinskas
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Job Title
Director, Chemical & Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Program
Location
CNS Building, 499 Van Buren
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831.647.6545
Language(s)
svenska

What is it that you are most passionate about?

Preventing the use by nations or terrorists of biological and chemical weapons and should this fail, have done what I can about local, state, federal, and international authorities being well prepared to meet the challenges posed by such events.

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Clinical microbiology, organic chemistry, international law and mores related to biological and chemical arms control, preparedness and response to biological and chemical emergencies

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Education

Earned BA (Biology) from California State University at Northridge, Filosofie Kandidat (Organic Chemistry) from University of Stockholm, Sweden, and Ph.D. (International Relations) from University of Southern California.

Recent Accomplishments

  • In August 2014, finished manuscript for the monograph “We Need to Hit Hard”: Saddam’s Use of Chemical Weapons against Revolutionary Iran and Rebellious Iraqi Kurds," which is currently being considered for publication by several presses. Unlike previous publications that focus on Iraq’s acquisition and employment of chemical weapons, the basis for much of the information in this monograph is the cache of captured Iraqi government documents, audio tapes, and video tapes stored at the Conflict Records Research Center in the National Defense University.

  • I worked on (with co-editors Casey Mahoney and James Toppin) an edited monograph on the history of the anti-plague system in the U.S.S.R. and Russia titled Stories of the Soviet Anti-Plague System, which was published in autumn 2013.

  • Completed a book on which I had been working on for 11 years: Milton Leitenberg and Raymond A. Zilinskas, The Soviet Biological Weapons Program: A History, (Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 2012).

  • Wrote a film review for the first time: Raymond A. Zilinskas, “Contagion: A Movie Pandemic Versus the Reality of Public Health,” WMD Junction, September 23, 2011; www.nonproliferation.org.

  • Collated 132 entries to create a unique reference source: Rebecca Katz and Raymond A. Zilinskas (eds.), Encyclopedia of Bioterrorism Defense, 2nd Edition, (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2011).

  • Had an article published in Scientific American: Ken Coleman and Raymond A. Zilinskas, “Fake Botox, Real Threat,” Scientific American 302(6):84-89 (June 2010).

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William C. Potter

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William
Last Name
Potter
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Job Title
Professor, Director of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
Location
CNS Building, 499 Van Buren St.
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831.647.4154
Language(s)
Русский

He has served as a consultant to the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the RAND Corporation, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He has been a member of several committees of the National Academy of Sciences and currently serves on the National Academy of Sciences Nonproliferation Panel. His present research focuses on nuclear terrorism and forecasting proliferation developments.

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Nuclear nonproliferation, illicit nuclear trafficking, and nuclear terrorism; Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT); the International Atomic Energy Agency; the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and nuclear politics; the sources of nuclear weapons decisions; U.S.-Russian nuclear arms control; Nuclear-Weapons- Free Zones (NWFZs); nuclear safety and security; and nuclear disarmament and  nonproliferation education.

Dr. Potter interviewed on Russia Today
Dr. Potter's contribution to the Carnegie Corporation "virtual roundtable" on U.S.-Russian relations

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Education

PhD, MA, Political Science, University of Michigan; BA, Political Science, Southern Illinois University

Publications

Dr. Potter has contributed chapters and articles to over one hundred and twenty scholarly books and journals.

Books:

Principles versus Pragmatism: The Nuclear Politics of the Non-Aligned Movement (2012)

The Four Faces of Nuclear Terrorism (2005); Tactical Nuclear Weapons: Options for Control (2000)

Nuclear Profiles of the Soviet Successor States (1993)

Soviet Decisionmaking for Chernobyl: An Analysis of System Performance and Policy Change (1990)

Nuclear Power and Nonproliferation: An Interdisciplinary Perspective (1982)

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Principles versus Pragmatism: The Nuclear Politics of the Non-Aligned Movement (2012)

The Four Faces of Nuclear Terrorism (2005); Tactical Nuclear Weapons: Options for Control (2000)

Nuclear Profiles of the Soviet Successor States (1993)

Soviet Decisionmaking for Chernobyl: An Analysis of System Performance and Policy Change (1990)

Nuclear Power and Nonproliferation: An Interdisciplinary Perspective (1982)

Co-Editor:

Forecasting Nuclear Nonproliferation in the 21st Century (2 volumes, 2010)

Engaging China and Russia on Nuclear Disarmament (2009)

The Global Politics of Combating Nuclear Terrorism: A Supply Side Approach (2009)

Dangerous Weapons, Desperate States (1999)

Dismantling the Cold War: U.S. and NIS Perspectives on the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program (1997)

Soviet Decisionmaking for National Security (1984)

The Nuclear Suppliers and Nonproliferation (1985

Continuity and Change in Soviet-East European Relations (1989)

International Missile Bazaar: The New Suppliers’ Network (1994)

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Moyara Ruehsen

First Name
Moyara
Last Name
Ruehsen
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Job Title
Associate Professor
Location
213 McCone
Phone
831.647.4145
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العربية
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I am passionate about capacity building in the areas of financial regulatory compliance and investigations, and public policies related to illicit markets as well as the macro-economy.  While my research and consulting work can be invigorating, my first love will always be teaching.  I hope to convey my own passion for these subjects to my students and inspire them to go out and explore new career paths they might not have considered when they first began their studies here.

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Money laundering, terrorism financing, corruption, asset recovery,  illegal drug markets, and international macro-economy.

Prof. Ruehsen speaks on euro crisis May 2010

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Education

PhD, International Economics and Middle East Studies, Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS); MA, International Studies, MHS, International Health, BA, Social Science, Johns Hopkins University; CAMS (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist); CFCS (Certified Financial Crime Specialist)

Publications

Moyara Ruehsen and Leonard Spector, "Following the proliferation money," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Vol 71 (5), 2015.

"Breaking the Ice In Baghdad," Toastmaster Magazine, September 2014.

Freeman, Michael and Moyara Ruehsen, "Terrorism Financing Methods: An Overview,"_Perspectives on Terrorism_Volume 7, Issue 4, August 2013.

"PKK" in Michael Freeman's_Financing Terrorism:Case Studies_, Ashgate Press, 2012.

"Afghanistan's Drug War - The Farmers Aren't the Enemy." LA Times 2 November 2009.

Arab Government Responses to the Threat of Terrorist Financing,” Chapter in J. Giraldo and H. Trinkunas, Terrorism Financing and State Responses in Comparative Perspective, Stanford University Press, Fall 2007.

“Choosing an Appropriate Palestinian Monetary Regime.” Research in Middle East Economics Volume 6, 2005, pp. 183-199.

Diamonds Are a Terrorist’s Best Friend,” moneylaundering.com, (September 2004).

Little Noticed UN Report Cites Alleged Saudi Terrorist Financing,” Money Laundering Alert, (October 2003).

Dirty Laundering: Financing Latin America’s Drug Trade,” (review essay) in Harvard International Review, (Winter 2003).

The Fallacy of Sanctions,” Middle East Insight (March-April 2002).

Tracing al-Qaeda’s Money,” Middle East Insight (January-February 2002).

Suspected UAE Links to Terrorist Funds Spark Anti-Laundering Efforts,” Money Laundering Alert (December 2001).

Arab Naming Customs Complicate Screening for Suspected Terrorists,” Money Laundering Alert (December 2001).

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Jeffrey M. Bale

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Jeffrey
Last Name
Bale
Job Title
Professor
Location
McGowan 200-D
Phone
831.647.6603
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Dr. Jeffrey M. Bale is a Faculty Professor in the Graduate School of International Policy and Management at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS). He also frequently taught courses on an adjunct basis at the Naval Postgraduate School and San Jose State University. He obtained his BA in Middle Eastern and Islamic history at the University of Michigan, his MA in social movements and political sociology at the University of California at Berkeley, and his PhD in contemporary European history at Berkeley.

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Terrorism, Political and religious extremism, Insurgency and counterinsurgency, Unconventional warfare, Intelligence and covert operations, Conspiracy theories, Comparative revolutionary movements, Youth subcultures and counterculture, Terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, Organized crime, European history and politics, Middle Eastern history and politics, Islamic history, Military history, International politics

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