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Students in an online video conference

Engaging High School Students in Addressing Nuclear Challenges

Over 100 high school students gathered to discuss nuclear disarmament, education, and youth empowerment at the CIF Spring Student Conference.

CNS Webinar Podcast Series: Nuclear Threats and the War in Ukraine

CNS Webinar Series: Nuclear Threats and the War in Ukraine

[Episode 4, April 2022] Watch a series of CNS webinars about the nuclear challenges and risks that have arisen as a result of this unfolding crisis.

collage with university towers, chess pieces, a tank on a beach, smoke

Machiavelli in the Ivory Tower

[Episode 3, April 2022] A CNS videocast series with Sarah Bidgood and Hanna Notte, discussing arms control, nonproliferation, and international security issues.

The Nonproliferation Review

Russia and weapons of mass destruction

Russia and weapons of mass destruction: a virtual special issue of the Nonproliferation Review.

The Richard M. Lugar Center for Public Health in Tblisi, Georgia, a frequent target of disinformation from Russia. (Source: https://mrdg.health.mil)

Russia and biological weapons: disinformation abroad, languishing life sciences at home

Russian officials and proxies have spread false allegations for years about US interest in biological weapons. Is this disinformation a cover for Russia’s own pursuits?

The Washington Post

Why deterring Russian use of chemical weapons is a challenge

There are limits to what the United States and NATO can threaten.

Open source intelligence team at James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

The day Middlebury graduate students detected the start of the Russia-Ukraine war

From that moment forward, all other CNS OSINT work in the office screeched to a halt. This night was the first time my work was in response to a real time crisis.

The Conversation

Russia isn’t likely to use chemical weapons in Ukraine – unless Putin grows desperate

There are unconfirmed reports Russia used chemical weapons in Ukraine. Syria’s chemical weapons use offers context for this tactic.

Container ship loading and unloading in sea port.

Export Control Dialogue in Context of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

The focus of this CNS-organized event was to promote dialogue and discussion between the government and the private sector.

OPCW inspectors participate in a chemical weapons field exercise. (Src: opcw.org)

Bringing “Novichok” nerve agents under control

Two experts on chemical-weapons arms control propose a “family-based” approach to addressing the full variety of Novichok nerve agents.