The US and Russia Should Never Have Stopped Cooperating to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism


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What’s News:

U.S. Missile Attack on Syria: What We Know and Don’t Know

President Trump ordered a barrage of missiles to strike an airfield in Syria on Thursday evening in response to the use of chemical weapons by the president of Syria. To read a New York Times summary of the key knowns and unknowns around these developments, click here.

The US and Russia Should Never Have Stopped Cooperating to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism

Thanks to disputes over Ukraine, Syria, and elsewhere, the U.S. and Russia — the two countries with the vast majority of the world’s fissile material — have ceased nearly all cooperation. Center National Advisory Board Member former Senator Byron Dorgan penned an op-ed in Defense One urging cooperation to prevent nuclear terrorism. To read the op-ed, click here.

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What We Are Reading:

Gordon Adams Explains Pentagon Spending

The Center interviewed Gordon Adams, a Distinguished Fellow at the Stimson Center with over 40 years of experience in Pentagon budget analysis. The interview covers an overview of the Pentagon budget, the so-called “readiness crisis” and Mr. Adams’ suggestions to increase efficiencies in the Department of Defense. To read the interview, click here.

Why Democrats and Jon Ossoff Have a Shot at a Georgia Upset

Jon Ossoff (who the Council has endorsed) is a 30-year-old Democrat and first-time candidate running for Tom Price’s seat in the House in a Republican leaning district, but his chances are better than most expected. To know why, read a New York Times piece on the race here.

Interview With a Nuclear Specialist

La Presse interviewed Center Senior Science Fellow Philip E. Coyle on President Trump’s nuclear weapons policy, the North Korean nuclear threat and his concerns with nuclear weapons. To read the original interview (in French), click here. For an English translation, click here.

Center in the Press:

Center Scientists Working Group Senior Science Fellow John Gilbert quoted inThe Telegraph on when it’s safe to send troops in response to a chemical weapons attack. To read the article, click here.

John Gilbert quoted in Women’s Health Magazine on how sarin works, and the effects on humans once exposed to it. To read the article, click here.

John Gilbert quoted in Los Angeles Times on the chemical weapons attack in Syria. To read the article, click here.

Center Senior Science Fellow Philip E. Coyle quoted in ABC News on Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile. To read the article, click here.

Philip E. Coyle quoted in the Washington Post on North Korea’s nuclear and missile capabilities. To read the article, click here.

Philip E. Coyle quoted in Korea Expose on THAAD missile defense. To read the article, click here.

Center Scientists Working Group Member Gregory Koblentz quoted in Los Angeles Times on chemical weapons used in Syria. To read the article, click here.

Center National Advisory Board Member Gen. Robert Gard Jr. wrote a letter to the editor in the Washington Post. To read the LTE, click here.

Center on the Radio:

WNYC Radio interviewed Center Senior Science Fellow John Gilbert on the United States response to the chemical weapons attack in Syria. To listen to the interview, click here.

BBC Radio 4 interviewed Center Policy Analyst James McKeon on North Korea’s latest missile test. To listen to the interview (starting at 53:20 minutes),click here.

KFI Radio interviewed Center Policy Analyst Greg Terryn on North Korea’s latest missile test. To listen to the interview, click here.

Watch: 

Video: John Gilbert on AJ+

Center Scientists Working Group Senior Science Fellow John Gilbert spoke toAJ+ about how sarin works and what happens when one is exposed to it. To watch the video, click here.

Video: Gregory Koblentz on BBC News

Center Scientists Working Group member Gregory Koblentz spoke to BBC News on the deadly chemical weapons attack in Syria. To watch the video,click here.

Video: Gregory Koblentz on CTV News

To watch Gregory Koblentz interview on Canada’s CTV News on the chemical weapons attack in Syria, click here.

Video: Gregory Koblentz on CBS News

To watch Gregory Koblentz interview on CBS News about the chemical weapons attack in Syria, click here.

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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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