William Potter’s Articles

US and Russian flags as one torn flag

End of an Era: The United States, Russia, and Nuclear Nonproliferation

US-Russian cooperation on nuclear nonproliferation: Will shared interests prevail or fall victim to rivalry and mistrust?

Video of the panel, "The Geneva Summit: Implications for Russian-US Relations"

CNS and CENESS Convene Second Virtual US-Russia Nuclear Dialogue Series

Topics included the strategic stability dialogue process, US-Russian cooperation within the nuclear nonproliferation regime, and regional nonproliferation challenges.

William C. Potter is the founding director of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) and the Sam Nunn and Richard Lugar Professor of Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute. (Credit: Elena Zhukova )

Dr. William Potter, CNS Founder and Champion of Nonproliferation Education, Receives Award from Carnegie Endowment

The Thérèse Delpech Memorial Award is designated for “an individual who has rendered exceptional service to the nongovernmental nuclear policy community.”

Participants in Zoom Meeting

Masters Students in Dual Degree Program Defend Theses

Students from Russia, the United States and South Korea presented their final papers as the result of their studies in 2019-2021.

Vartan Gregorian Speaking

In Remembrance of Dr. Vartan Gregorian

CNS observes the passing of Dr. Vartan Gregorian, an extraordinary educator, scholar, and visionary.

Webinar participants screen from Zoom

Syria and America’s Race to Destroy the Most Dangerous Arsenal in the World

Dr. Hanna Notte hosted two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Joby Warrick for a discussion on his latest book.

Four world leaders with the text

The Third Bomb and How to Prevent It

Prospects for a return the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA) under the Biden administration against the backdrop of the Abraham Accords.

William C. Potter and Anton Khlopkov on CENESS panels (Src: CENESS)

Can Shared US–Russian Interests Lead to Joint Action?

William C. Potter and Anton Khlopkov in Kommersant.

2021 storming of the United States Capitol (Src: Tyler Merbler, Wikimedia Commons)

CNS Director’s Statement on January 6th Events

We must not be complacent in the face of existential threats of which, regrettably, the number is growing.

Happy Holidays 2020 from CNS

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year

My CNS colleagues and I wish you a peaceful and joyous New Year.