New Moniz-Nunn op-ed, test your WMD knowledge for the new school year, and more

By Newsroom America Feeds at 7 Sep 2017

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September 7, 2017 Discover New Teaching Tools and Test Your WMD Knowledge With NTI’s New Back-to-School Page

Have you visited NTI’s new Back-to-School page yet? Packed with our top educational resources on nuclear and other WMD issues, this new page directs you to the most comprehensive, up-to-date content available for the new school year!

Find teaching tools, including North Korea and Iran missile test databases created for NTI by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), a Nuclear Security Summit simulation and lesson plan, films and teaching guides. Read our country profiles and primers on threats to cyber nuclear security and biosecurity and have your students use our interactive tutorials. After exploring the Back-to-School page, you can test your knowledge on Atomic Pulse. READ MORE A Milestone for Nuclear Nonproliferation: IAEA LEU Bank Officially Launched in Kazakhstan On August 29th, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), with the Government of Kazakhstan and the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), launched a new low-enriched uranium (LEU) bank in Kazakhstan. The LEU Bank will provide countries investing in nuclear power an assured supply of fuel to use for peaceful purposes without incurring the significant costs of building their own enrichment facilities and without adding to global proliferation risks. The Bank, jump-started by NTI more than a decade ago with an investment of $50 million from Warren Buffett, will be owned and managed by the IAEA and is the first of its kind not to be under control of any individual country. Find resources on the launch event, including full remarks by NTI Co-Chairman Sam Nunn, infographics, and a fact sheet about the Bank: READ MORE Moniz and Nunn in The Washington Post: Deep U.S.-Russia Malaise Calls for a Liaison Between Trump and Congress NTI Co-Chairman and CEO Ernest Moniz and Co-Chairman Sam Nunn published a new joint op-ed in The Washington Post, urging President Trump and Congress to form a bipartisan liaison group to improve coordination on U.S.-Russia relations. Moniz and Nunn argue that bringing the two branches of government together to form a workable consensus on Russia policy is essential to addressing areas of vital interest between the two countries, chief among which, Moniz and Nunn say, is “reducing nuclear and other military risks and preventing catastrophic terrorist attacks.” READ MORE Officials Must Work to Prevent the Next Biological Attack Before it Strikes The Trump administration and Congress must get ahead of the curve before the next major biological event inevitably comes our way, Dr. Beth Cameron and Amb. Laura Holgate argue in a new article for The Hill. Holgate, former U.S. Representative to the UN in Vienna, and Cameron, NTI’s senior director for global biological policy and programs, lay out concrete steps lawmakers can take to make sure the U.S. is prepared for a catastrophic biological event, including monitoring emerging threats in unstable regions and using biosurveillance to stop outbreaks before they start. READ MORE

Help Build a Safer World

Every day, NTI works to protect our lives, livelihoods, environment, and quality of life from the risks posed by weapons of mass destruction and disruption, now and for future generations. More NTI News

- NTI CEO Ernest Moniz joined Christiane Amanpour on CNN this week to discuss North Korea’s emerging nuclear capabilities, and the country’s latest nuclear test. In an interview with Bloomberg, Moniz discussed why he thinks the risk of nuclear arms use is at its highest since the Cuban Missile Crisis. - Sam Nunn spoke with Georgia Public Radio to address heightened tensions with North Korea and to highlight the significance of last week’s launch of the IAEA Low-Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank. - John Carlson, counselor to NTI and a member of the Asia Pacific Leadership Network (APLN), published a new opinion piece, arguing why dialogue with North Korea is still the best option to reduce tensions in the region. News from Our Global Leadership Networks

- The Asia-Pacific Leadership Network (APLN) released a statement expressing grave concern about North Korea’s 6th nuclear test this week. - Former Deputy Secretary General of NATO and US Ambassador to Russia, Alexander Vershbow, wrote a new piece for the European Leadership Network (ELN) calling for unity between the U.S. and Europe in implementing new sanctions on Russia.


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