Moniz on Trump’s Iran Deal Decision, Removing Radiological “Dirty Bomb” Risks in New York, and more.

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October 19, 2017 Ernest J. Moniz On President Trump’s Decision Not to Certify Iran’s Compliance with the Nuclear Agreement

“By threatening to pull out of the accord at any time, passing the matter to Congress and urging Congress to impose new conditions on Iran unilaterally, President Trump is taking global pressure off Iran, isolating the United States and precipitating a diplomatic crisis with serious consequences where there was none,” NTI Co-Chairman and CEO Ernest Moniz said in a statement, following President Trump’s decision not to certify Iran’s compliance with nuclear agreement. Moniz recently sat down with CNN’s Chris Cuomo to discuss the risks of abandoning the Iran deal on New Day. To find extensive NTI analysis on Iran, including a database of Iran’s missile tests by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), CLICK HERE NTI Partners with New York City on First-of-its-Kind, Citywide Effort to Remove Radiological “Dirty Bomb” Risks A first-of-its-kind program to replace high-activity radiological sources with effective alternative equipment at hospitals, medical facilities and blood banks throughout New York City was announced last week by NTI, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Mount Sinai Health System and the U.S. Department of Energy. “This is an unprecedented, citywide approach to reducing the risk of a radiological dirty bomb,” said former Senator Sam Nunn, NTI’s co-chairman, who spoke at the announcement in New York. READ MORE NTI Congratulates 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Winner ICAN NTI congratulates the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) and its leader Beatrice Fihn on receiving the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for drawing attention to the consequences of nuclear weapon use and for their campaign for the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. “The ban treaty reminds us why working toward a world without nuclear weapons matters—because doing so is a moral imperative as well as something that would make us all safer,” said Samantha Pitts-Kiefer, NTI’s senior director for global nuclear policy, in a post for Atomic Pulse.

Actor Michael Douglas praised the choice of ICAN in TIME Magazine, where he noted that, “We are lucky to have a new generation take up this fight. ICAN is one of dozens of groups that I've been proud to work with on this great crusade like Ploughshares Fund, Global Zero and the Nuclear Threat Initiative.” READ MORE NTI Exhibits at International Studies Association, National Model United Nations Conferences Teaching guides on nuclear security, analytic reports on topics such as U.S.-Russia relations and cyber nuclear security, infographics, films, tutorials and more. NTI is bringing its top educational tools to professors and students this fall, at events including last week’s International Studies Association (ISA)’s Security and Arms Control conference at American University and at the National Model United Nations (NMUN) conference on November 4th, both in Washington, D.C.

NTI’s educational content on nuclear policy, biological weapons, radiological security, and cyber threats also is available online for undergraduate and graduate courses in international relations, security studies, diplomacy, nuclear sciences, and more. READ MORE

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- NTI’s Page Stoutland wrote a new article about the growing cyber threat to nuclear systems for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. - William J. Perry, former Secretary of Defense and NTI board member emeritus, has a new free online course through Stanford University addressing the threat of nuclear terrorism. - Ernest Moniz joined a discussion hosted by Harvard University this week on national security, moderated by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. Other participants included former Defense Secretary Ash Carter, former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, and Samantha Power, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Watch the video here. - A new Washington Post article highlights “Cold War Hawks” George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger, and Sam Nunn and their work toward a world without nuclear weapons, kicked off by their 2007 op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, in which the four laid out practical steps for governments. - NTI expert Michelle Nalabandian spoke at a workshop in Cairo this month focused on educating the next generation of experts on security and WMD issues. She discussed NTI’s Nuclear Security Index, peaceful uses of nuclear energy, the nuclear fuel cycle, and cybersecurity. - Researchers from the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) were featured in a video by the Wall Street Journal on their investigative work to track North Korea’s nuclear program. Find CNS analysis, including the North Korea missile test database, here. - NTI Counselor John Carlson has published a critique of the nuclear weapon ban treaty’s impact on IAEA safeguards: “The nuclear weapon prohibition treaty – a safeguards debacle,” in VERTIC’s Trust & Verify.​ News from Our Global Leadership Networks

- Marco Overhaus, Senior Research Associate at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), writes about hard questions for Europe in the context of President Trump’s Iran strategy for the European Leadership Network (ELN).


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