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CNS News & Views:
February 2017
Dr. Lassina Zerbo Visits CNS

Dr. Zerbo with Monterey-based members of the CTBTO Youth Group    
On February 3, Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization Dr. Lassina Zerbo visited CNS's Monterey  offices to meet with staff and students in the Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies Master's program.  Dr. Zerbo also took part in a seminar for CTBTO Youth Group members moderated by CNS Director Dr. William Potter.     

CNS Conducts Nuclear Security Workshop in Ghana  

Participants of the workshop in Accra, Ghana

The workshop featured  a tour of a c ancer treatment facility at Korle Bu Hospital,    table top exercises,  and  various presentations on nuclear and radiological material security, including lectures by Elena Sokova, Miles Pomper, Dr. Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress, Dr. Daniel Salisbury and Margarita Kalinina-Pohl of CNS . At the end of the workshop, experts produced recommendations for future efforts to improve African nuclear security.

50th Anniversary of the Tlatelolco Treaty 

Panel presentation at the 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Tlatelolco International Seminar
CNS Founding Director 
Dr. William Potter and Research Associate Sarah Bidgood traveled to Mexico City to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Tlatelolco Treaty on February 14. This treaty, signed in 1967, established a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Latin America and the Caribbean
The Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL) hosted a seminar that included panels and debate sessions. Following the event in Mexico City, CNS hosted Ambassador Joel Hernandez, Director General for the UN System at the Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs, in Monterey.  
New Analysis

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New articles by CNS experts explore China's perspective on a nuclear arms race, how the British government risks undermining deterrence, and recent developments in the North Korean missile program: 
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Remembering Lawrence Scheinmann 

Dr. Lawrence Scheinmann
CNS deeply mourns the passing of our colleague Dr. Lawrence Scheinman. A co-director of the CNS Washington, DC, office at the time of its creation, Dr. Scheinmann  later held the title of Distinguished Professor until his retirement from CNS in 2012. Over the course of his outstanding career, he helped shape both the field of nonproliferation studies and US nonproliferation policy. He will be sincerely missed by his many friends and colleagues in the United States and abroad.