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.

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What Russia Wants in the Middle East

Moscow seeks to exploit instability but avoid escalation.

Ambassador Shaker on the occasion of the reissuing of his book in 2010. He is chatting with three other NPT Review Conference Presidents—Ambassadors Sergio Duarte, Jayantha Dhanapala, and Abdallah Baali—and Professor Potter (src: CNS)

In Remembrance of Ambassador Sergio Duarte

CNS experts were privileged to work with Ambassador Duarte of the 2005 NPT Review Conference.

Dr. Floyd, Potter, and CNS Undergraduate Summer Fellows

Head of CTBTO Speaks at CNS

Dr. Robert Floyd discussed the positive performance of the international organization during a time of turbulent international politics, and the challenges that lie ahead.

OP#60: Nuclear China in the Twenty-First Century: Status and Implications for the World and Europe

Concerns over China’s rapid nuclear arsenal expansion have prompted global efforts to assess its implications, especially for NATO’s security.

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

Nuclear energy could power the AI boom—but only if proliferation risks are minimized

The United States should prioritize support to industry players that have minimized the proliferation risks of their prospective technology.

2024 Summer Undergraduate Fellows with Dr. William Potter, CNS Director, and Masako Toki, Sr. Project Manager

CNS commits to educating the next generation of nonproliferation experts through the Summer Undergraduate Program

This summer again, a cohort of twelve highly qualified students has been selected as Undergraduate Fellows through a competitive and rigorous selection process.

Two groups of women in nuclear fields standing in front of the Lawrence National Labs building.

CNS Co-Hosted a U.S. Technical Exchange for Women in Nuclear Fields from Black Sea and Central Asia

The groups met stakeholders in U.S. policy and nuclear security science in Washington DC and New Mexico. They discussed recent developments and shared practices for promoting DEIA policies with U.S. peers.

A Q&A with Ambassador Richards

CNS had a Q&A session after Ambassador Richards gave a commencement speech for the Spring graduating class of 2024.

Russia, the Global South and the Mechanics of the Nuclear Order

The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has severely impacted global nuclear governance, hindering progress in crucial forums such as the IAEA, NPT, and UN First Committee, amplifying frustration among non-nuclear countries.

Neil Perry

Applying Cryptography to National Security

Neil Perry’s talk explores the application of cryptography to several critical areas of national security.