Michael Duitsman’s Articles

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.

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.

Monument to Bohdan Khmelnitsky with St. Sophia Cathedral in the background in Kyiv, Ukraine (Src: Shutterstock)

Putin’s War with Ukraine: Voices of CNS Experts on the Russian Invasion

A compendium of CNS expert analysis and commentary on the nuclear ramifications of the war, as well as educational materials for expert and general audience.

Putin’s Novel Delivery Systems

WEBINAR: Analyzing Russian military innovation.

Outside view of the building, reactor 4, including the sarcophagus

34 Years after the Chernobyl Disaster

WEBINAR: Examining the challenges and prospects for the exclusion zone.

Photo of the interactive photo, a satellite view of fires with dots

Assessing Fire Damage in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Satellite imagery analysis and assessment of the intense blazes in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

CNS New Tools Courseware

CNS Publishes New Tools Education Courses Online

Topics include satellite imagery analysis, geographic information systems, virtual reality 3D simulation, and more.

Melissa Hanham on PBS NewsHour

Technical and Political Insights into North Korea

Warring words, nuclear tests, and increased missile capabilities: CNS experts on the developments and implications.

Defunct building at SAI

Tracking Radioactive Sources in Moldova through Social Media

In collaboration with NARNRA, CNS researchers use social media and network analysis to locate radiological sources in Moldova.

Bill Potter and Jeffrey Dayton-Johnson enjoy conversation with Sarah and Tom Pattison.

Major Supporters and Friends Meet with CNS Summer Interns

JULY 27, 2016: Students share their research and engage in lively discussions with important funders.