William Potter’s Articles

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The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty – a View from Washington

EVENT July 21, 2022: William Potter will moderate a major live-streamed NPT event with Amb. Adam Scheinman for the Los Angeles World Affairs Council.

Review Conference President-designate Gustavo Zlauvinen, CNS Director William Potter, and UN Under-Secretary General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu

NPT Diplomats Meet in Annecy 2022

Over 60 senior diplomats, officials, and experts met for the traditional CNS NPT Diplomatic Workshop on “The 10th NPT Review Conference: Prospects and Pitfalls.”

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.

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(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.