James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)
CNS News & Views:
May 2018
 
Tiara Shaya, CNS graduate research assistant, speaks at a side event at the 2018 NPT PrepCom.
CNS at the NPT
At the 2018 Preparatory Committee meeting of states parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, leaders, researchers, and students from CNS and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies presented research, served on governmental delegations, moderated panels, and more.

CNS also published the NPT Briefing Book 2018, a widely used resource for national delegations and civil society as part of their preparation for NPT meetings. The Briefing Book is published in partnership with the Centre for Science and Security Studies at King's College London.

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"The DPRK Dream Team" 
Middlebury Magazine is the latest platform to shine a spotlight on CNS's outstanding team of North Korea analysts. In this lyrical write-up, journalist Zach Dorfman interviews Jeffrey Lewis, Melissa Hanham, Dave Schmerler, Andrea Berger, Joshua Pollack and others to understand how and why these CNS researchers are redefining nuclear detective work.

The chief US and Iranian negotiators, 2015.
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The Fate of the JCPOA
From unpacking Prime Minister Netanyahu's spectacle to understanding the implications for Saudi Arabia, CNS experts offer insight into the global consequences of the Trump administration's withdrawal from the Iran Deal: 
*Experts speak to the media in their own capacity and do not reflect the views of CNS. 

CNS Spring 2018 Visiting Fellows (from left to right): Kunduz Estebes, Dia Kedze, Nadya Maslennikova, Zaur Akhrakhadze.
Spring Visiting Fellows Program Concludes
Another group of young nonproliferation experts graduated from the 2018 Spring CNS Visiting Fellows Program. Spring 2018 fellows included two diplomats from Cameroon and Kyrgyzstan, a technical specialist from the Republic of Georgia, and a graduate student from Russia. 

In addition to  lectures and classes, each fellow conducted an individual research project under the mentorship of a CNS expert. Topics included securing radioactive sources in West Africa, radiation safety and security in Kyrgyzstan, cybersecurity aspects of nuclear security, and the Nuclear Suppliers Group policy toward South Asia.

Lewis A. Dunn
The Strategic Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
In the latest issue of the Nonproliferation Review (Vol. 24, Nos. 5-6), former US Ambassador Lewis A. Dunn proposes the "strategic" elimination of nuclear weapons as an instrument of statecraft by 2045 as a way to bridge the growing divide between nuclear-armed states and states that support the immediate prohibition of nuclear weapons. Nine experts, representing a range of views, offer their responses to Dunn's proposal.  
On May 9, the Stimson Center hosted a panel event featuring Amb. Dunn, Carnegie Endowment's George Perkovich, the US State Department's Anita Friedt, and the Austrian government's George-Wilhelm Gallhofer, to discuss the proposal. NPR Editor Joshua Pollack moderated.
Nikolai Sokov has been a senior fellow at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies since 1996. Prior to joining CNS, he worked at the Soviet, then Russian, Foreign Ministry dealing with international security and arms control issues.
VIDEO: The History of US-Soviet Nonproliferation Cooperation and Its Relevance Today
On May 10, Senior Fellow Nikolai Sokov, Senior Research Associate Sarah Bidgood, and Master's candidate Paul Warnke led a seminar on the history of US-Soviet cooperation, including the realms of safeguards, nuclear trade, and peaceful nuclear explosions.