CNS in the Media Archive: 2015

Experts’ Quotes & Guest Appearances

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December 15, 2015, “U.S. expert calls for more serious attention to N. Korea’s H-bomb claims,” Jeffrey Lewis quoted in Yonhap News Agency.

December 10, 2015, “North Korea hints it has a hydrogen bomb, but skepticism abounds,” Jeffrey Lewis quoted in The Washington Post.

December 10, 2015, “Did North Korea Super-Size Its Nukes?,” Jeffrey Lewis quoted in the Daily Beast.

December 10, 2015, “North Korea has a hydrogen bomb, says Kim Jong-un,” Jeffrey Lewis quoted in The Guardian.

December 7, 2015, “Kim Jong Un’s nuclear mountain faces collapse,” Jeffrey Lewis quoted in The Times (UK).

December 3, 2015, “Watchdog Pulls Back Curtain On Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Program,” Jeffrey Lewis quoted in

December 3, 2015, “North Korea building new tunnel at nuclear test site, satellites show,” Jeffrey Lewis quoted in Washington Post.

November 30, 2015, “These ridiculously expensive bombs could fuel the next nuclear arms race,” Nikolai Sokov interviewed by Tech Insider.

November 25, 2015, “Pollard and Vanunu: A Tale of Two Spies,” Avner Cohen quoted in Al Monitor.

November 19, 2015, “The Doomsday Scam,” Jeffrey Lewis quoted in NY Times Magazine.

November 18, 2015, “Washington D.C. Analysts Discuss North Korea Nuclear Talks and Iran Nuclear Deal,” Miles Pomper quoted in The Montclarion.

October 31, 2015, “NATO Chief: Russia Tested Missile Last Month in Violation of INF Treaty,” Jeffrey Lewis quoted in RadioFreeEurope.

October 26, 2015, “Saudi Nuclear Blustering Remains Hollow, For Now – Analysis,” Jeffrey Lewis quoted in Eurasia Review.

October 19, 2015, “How Do You Find Plutonium? Go To Nuclear Inspector School,” Jeffrey Lewis quoted by National Public Radio.

October 13, 2015, “MIIS professor part of team awarded Nobel Prize in Physics,” Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress interviewed by Monterey Herald.

October 2, 2015, “Inside the Germany/Israel Relationship,” Avner Cohen cited in Moment magazine.

October 1, 2015, “Monterey County Republican Party offshoot creates ad hoc debate series,” Philipp Bleek discussed in Monterey County Weekly.

September 25, 2015, “‘New activity’ detected at N. Korean nuclear test site,” Jeffrey Lewis quoted by

September 25, 2015, “The Great Nuclear Guessing Game: Has Russia Violated the INF Treaty?,” Jeffrey Lewis cited in National Interest.

September 24, 2015, “Kenya’s nuclear plans advance with China agreement, IAEA mission,” Miles Pomper quoted in Africa-Energy.

September 18, 2015, “Experts urge release of details of IAEA inspection at Iran site,” Jeffrey Lewis quoted by Reuters.

September 16, 2015, “North Korea says it has restarted its nuclear facilities, threatens the U.S.,” Melissa Hanham quoted in Washington Post.

September 15, 2015, “North Korea kindly reminds you it still has nuclear weapons,” Jeffrey Lewis quoted on Public Radio International.

September 10, 2015, “Vanunu Back Behind Bars,” Avner Cohen live interviewed on Russia Today.

September 5, 2015, “The nuke detectives,” Elena Sokova quoted by the Economist.

August 28, 2015, “Dear Mr. President,” Jeffrey Lewis interviewed for Tablet magazine.

August 27, 2015, “RABBLE ROUSER: Iran deal good for all parties,” Avner Cohen quoted in the Courier-Post.

August 27, 2015, “France’s Blunt Envoy Speaks Out In Favor of Iran Nuclear Deal,” Jeffrey Lewis cited in The Washington Diplomat.

August 22, 2015, “Why is Israel’s nuclear arsenal not mentioned in Iran deal debate?,” Avner Cohen interviewed by MSN.

August 20, 2015, “Atomic energy watchdog says critics ‘misrepresent’ Iran nuclear agreement,” Jeffrey Lewis quoted by Washington Post.

August 20, 2015, “The AP’s controversial and badly flawed Iran inspections story, explained,” Jeffrey Lewis interviewed by Vox News. Cited also in CommonDreams report.

August 17, 2015, “Did ISIS use mustard gas on Kurds in Iraq?” Ray Zilinskas interviewed by CBS Radio in San Francisco.

August 17, 2015, “The world can’t ignore North Korea’s nuclear progression,”  Jeffrey Lewis cited in Washington Post.

August 17, 2015, “North Korea is threatening war against the US using an especially hostile nuclear rhetoric,” MIIS report cited by Quartz and picked up by MSNBC.

August 13, 2015,”Kim Jong-un ‘could be boosting North Korea’s stockpile of nuclear weapons’,” Jeffrey Lewis cited in the Independent.

August 13, 2015, “North Korea is stepping up uranium production– but for power or nukes?Jeffrey Lewis cited in Washington Post (AP).

August 12, 2015, “North Korea: U.S. Expert Says Uranium Capacity Seems to Be Increasing, Possibly for Nuclear Weapons,” Jeffrey Lewis cited in New York Times (Reuters).

August 12, 2015, “Expert: Satellite images show nuclear N. Korea a ‘clear threat’ to U.S.,” Jeffrey Lewis cited in CBS News.

July 28, 2015, “How will Iran’s nuclear deal be policed?Laura Rockwood quoted in the BBC.

July 23, 2015, “Obscure Particle Could Keep Iran Honest in Nuclear Deal,” Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress quoted in Wired.

July 22, 2015, “Iran Nuclear Deal 101: Five Big Questions Answered,” Laura Rockwood interviewed in Christian Science Monitor.

July 21, 2015, “The Iran nuclear deal has North Korea written all over it,” Jeffrey Lewis interviewed for The World, by Public Radio International.

July 16, 2015, “The Structure and the Pitfalls of the Iran Agreement,” Laura Rockwood quoted in RIA Novosti.

July 16, 2015, “With Iran threat off the table, Israel should resolve Palestinian issue,” Avner Cohen quoted in Al-Monitor.

July 15, 2015, “North Korea Has Invited Every Member of Congress to Tour Its Alleged Anthrax Facility,” Melissa Hanham quoted by VICE News.

July 14, 2015, “북 국방위, 오바마에 ‘의원ㆍ장차관 거느리고 오라‘,Melissa Hanham discussed on Yonhap News broadcast.

July 14, 2015, “‘I would give it an A’: Why nuclear experts love the Iran deal,” Jeffrey Lewis interviewed by Vox.

July 13, 2015: Middle East Arms Race Will Continue after Iran Nuke Deal: Experts,” Avner Cohen and Jessica Varnum quoted by NBC News.

July 13, 2015, “An Iran Nuclear Deal Seems Imminent — And Congress Is Ready to Fight It,” Jeffrey Lewis quoted in VICE News.

July 10, 2015, “N. Korea’s pesticide institute capable of producing anthrax: U.S. expert,” Melissa Hanham cited on Arirang television.

July 9, “North Korea may have capacity to produce anthrax, analyst says,” Melissa Hanham quoted by UPI.

July 9, 2015: “North Korea: Pesticide Factory May Have Sinister Purpose, Report Says,” Melissa Hanham‘s work cited in New York Times.

July 9, 2015: “Did North Korea Really Publish Pictures of a Biological Weapons Facility?,” Melissa Hanham interviewed by VICE News.

July 7, 2015: “Iran nuke talks to drag on through 2nd deadline,” Laura Rockwood interviewed on CBS This Morning.

June 20, 2015: “Russia Is Getting New Nuclear Missiles– But It’s Probably Not the End of the World,” Jeffrey Lewis quoted in Vice News.

June 2, 2015: “Congress Clears Bill to Bring U.S. into Nuke Treaty Compliance,” Miles Pomper quoted in CQ Roll Call

June 1, 2015: “P5+1 asked to interview Iran’s security council secretary,” Jeffrey Lewis quoted in Al-Monitor.

May 28, 2015: “Stanford University lab may have received live anthrax sample,” Ray Zilinskas quoted in Inside Bay Area News.

May 22, 2015: “Mark Kirk’s bizarre claim that Nelson Mandela dismantled South Africa’s nuclear program,” Jeffrey Lewis quoted in Washington Post.

May 20, 2015: “North Korea says it can miniaturize nuclear weapons,” Jeffrey Lewis cited in CNN.

May 20, 2015: “North Korea says it can now fit nukes on missiles, aim them at US,” Jeffrey Lewis cited in AP.

May 20, 2015: “North Korea says it has technology to make mini-nuclear weapons,” Jeffrey Lewis cited in Washington Post.

May 18, 2015: “This Morning,” (Audio) Melissa Hanham interviewed on TBS eFM 101.3, Seoul radio.

May 16, 2015: “Making Some Missiles More Powerful,” Jeffrey Lewis cited in the New York Times.

May 14, 2015: “N.Korea sub missile test genuine, but exaggerated, experts say,” Jeffrey Lewis cited in AFP.

May 10, 2015: “Did North Korea Conduct a Secret Nuclear Test in 2010?” Jeffrey Lewis cited in National Interest.

May 7, 2015: “Russia and the US are racing to modernize their nuclear forces,” CNS report cited in Business Insider.

April 30, 2015: “US nuclear agreement with China could face opposition, analysts say,” Miles Pomper in Nucleonics Week.

April 27, 2015: “Beyond the bomb: The world’s nuclear watchdog expands its science,” Bill Potter in Earth Magazine.

April 27, 2015: (Audio) “This Morning,” Melissa Hanham on TBS eFM 101.3, Seoul radio.

April 23, 2015: “Mexicans hold N. Korean freighter over UN weapons sanctions,” Jeffrey Lewis in McClatchy News.

April 24, 2015: “Limits to watching North Korea from above,” Melissa Hanham in

April 22, 2015: “US, South Korea agree to renew nuclear trade agreement: analyst,” Miles Pomper in Nucleonics Week

April 22, 2015: “Syria agrees to return highly enriched uranium to China,” Miles Pompter in Al-Monitor.

April 14, 2015, “Is there a new nuclear arms race?” Gaukhar Mukhatzhanova on BBC News.

April 9, 2015, “Building on Iran deal to stem nuclear proliferation,” Miles Pomper in Al-Monitor.

April 2015: “Slow Progress on Middle East Zone Decried,” Chen Kane in Arms Control Today.

March 14, 2015: “U.S. unease about nuclear-weapons fuel takes aim at a South African vault,” Miles Pomper in Washington Post

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December 7, 2014: “By joining Vienna, U.S. splits nuclear powers on humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons,” Bill Potter interviewed in Asahi Shimbun