Russia

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.

Split screen of destruction of building in Ukraine and Philipp Bleek

Draconian sanctions ‘on the table’ if Russia violated red line

CNS expert Philipp Bleek discusses the possibility of Russia using chemical weapons.

Russian-Ukraine War Updates Interview

CNS expert Miles Pomper interviewed in English by BeFM, a Korean-English broadcast.

Vladimir Putin. Photo courtesy Kremlin.ru.

Russia’s novel strategic weapons: staying ahead of the Americans?

Examining public data, declassified intelligence, and commercial satellite imagery, the authors identify drivers behind Russia’s pursuit of weapons systems.

Sarah Bidgood

Expert Concerned Russia Could Deploy Small, ‘Tactical’ Nuclear Weapon in Ukraine

VIDEO: CNS expert on NBC online outlet, XL, discussing Russian nuclear forces and the war with Ukraine

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Would Vladimir Putin use tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine?

As the war approaches Nato’s borders military officials on both sides will have to communicate closely.