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Dr. Allison Berke joins CNS as Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Program Director

CNS Founding Director William Potter expressed great enthusiasm about the appointment, which he characterized as “adding significantly to the scientific expertise of CNS related to both bioengineering and cybersecurity.”

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WMD Terrorism Threats: Assessing and Prosecuting

Eighteen senior and mid-level government employees from Malaysia and the Philippines traveled to CNS for a two-week in-person workshop.

Ambassador Ahmet Uzumcu

Future Challenges for the OPCW

A conversation with Ambassador Ahmet Uzumcu. Political divisions appear to be the main challenge for the organization.

The Nonproliferation Review

Russia and weapons of mass destruction

Russia and weapons of mass destruction: a virtual special issue of the Nonproliferation Review.

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.

Saddam Hussein and Kurdish areas in the Middle East (Src: Shutterstock)

Saddam Hussein’s gassing of the Kurds: who is accountable for war crimes?

From Saddam’s Iraq to Putin’s Russia, habits of opacity make it hard to definitively assign responsibility for atrocities.

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.

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.

Hanna Notte speaking via Zoom

Russia in the Middle East: Finding a Strategy

VIDEO: CNS expert Hanna Notte speaks at virtual event held in Moscow.