William Potter’s Articles

Russian President Vladimir Putin (src: Shutterstock)

Russian Misinformation About Ukrainian Radiological Weapons Capabilities and Intentions

A flurry of unsubstantiated and intentionally misleading allegations began prior to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and continue to this date.

War on the Rocks

The Fallout from Russia’s Attack on Ukrainian Nuclear Facilities

Why have these civilian nuclear facilities been the object of attack, and what are the likely consequences of this high-risk military action by Moscow?

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.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year 2022

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year 2022

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

UN Nations NY Inside

(Final) Preparations for the Tenth NPT Review Conference

Delegates to the 10th NPT Review Conference had the opportunity to interact with each other and with representatives from civil society on a number of key issues related to the Conference and its outcome.

Dr Potter with participants

Setting the Tone for the 10th NPT Review Conference: A Working Lunch in New York

CNS organized, in consultation with the President-designate of the 10th Review Conference and the Office of Disarmament Affairs, a high-level consultative working lunch.

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.