New Video on What Inspires NTI Staff, the Vatican’s Conference on Disarmament, Model UN, and More.

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November 16, 2017

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Curious about what motivates those who tackle modern-day nuclear policy issues? In a http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=451e1d205db62f28f53910814558d5b5c628abc79f5446e437914a8357561c95d757ab5b42315faa51903ed29486693648809cea1108613b new video, we asked our staff what led them to careers in the field and their current work at NTI, why more people should get involved with nuclear issues, and how people outside of the field can contribute. Recalling the time he read John Hersey's Hiroshima in college, NTI Program Officer http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=451e1d205db62f28fe8933a99ee7d6cc91f0ffe97835feda80d32bdb5f1507afc213720db7a95ff33b85f2ae943cd00aed259b827b0aa531 Leon Ratz explains that he was inspired because “this is pretty much hell on earth, and we've got to make sure that we never let such a thing ever happen again.” Research Fellow Alex Bednarek encouraged viewers to “elect people that you believe will do the best in this area,” and http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=451e1d205db62f289ac3c7ef23fff9e2c97e4387d7d2ddab936f4383983f7b1f89a269c3529c595a336585eb9fcb825effe4c913df2f8877 Rachel Staley Grant, NTI’s Public Education Director, laid out a vision of a world free of nuclear threats, noting that “with cooperation and dialogue, I think we can get there.” http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=451e1d205db62f28f53910814558d5b5c628abc79f5446e437914a8357561c95d757ab5b42315faa51903ed29486693648809cea1108613b WATCH THE VIDEO

http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=451e1d205db62f28acf1ebeb926cf6e96ba842197d958f7103130c8ad4f1dbee2ee3536b6661be1e0aed2044088b90afa21d6fbdf586852c NTI Supports Vatican Conference on Disarmament As part of NTI’s public education mission and commitment to the vision and steps toward a world without nuclear weapons, we provided http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=451e1d205db62f28acf1ebeb926cf6e96ba842197d958f7103130c8ad4f1dbee2ee3536b6661be1e0aed2044088b90afa21d6fbdf586852c support for the Vatican’s symposium on a nuclear-weapons-free world last week. Faith organizations see nuclear weapons policy through a moral and ethical prism, and NTI has helped highlight this important perspective. Pope Francis addressed the conference, emphasizing the “catastrophic humanitarian and environmental effects of any employment of nuclear devices,” adding that “if we also take into account the risk of an accidental detonation as a result of error of any kind, the threat of their use, as well as their very possession, is to be firmly condemned.” Daniel Rosenberg, a Georgetown University student who attended the conference, http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=451e1d205db62f281292d604b94fd3c723de1f8f252db86f9a44af42f67912eb8f7ea56454c60f4ecfcc25ee4d34f10cd3ea4309997759ff wrote about it for Atomic Pulse. http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=451e1d205db62f28acf1ebeb926cf6e96ba842197d958f7103130c8ad4f1dbee2ee3536b6661be1e0aed2044088b90afa21d6fbdf586852c READ MORE

http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=451e1d205db62f28f37e57e0420812227797a6396e6aebf58ef839d71b8daef21f5e63b26b2433b0ce5ad3c059f6e8f39509a49ea9a2959e New 3D Video Highlights Developments at Iranian Space Launch Center The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) has produced a http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=451e1d205db62f28f37e57e0420812227797a6396e6aebf58ef839d71b8daef21f5e63b26b2433b0ce5ad3c059f6e8f39509a49ea9a2959e new 3D video highlighting developments at Iran’s Imam Khomeini Space Launch Center, including renovations of the launch pads and construction of a new launch complex, which will allow Iran to test even larger space launch vehicles. Trends analyzed by CNS indicate that Iran is focused on its peaceful space launch capability, and that the Iran nuclear agreement may have helped redirect the focus of the country’s missile program from developing longer-range missiles to expanding shorter-range conventional capabilities. http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=451e1d205db62f28f37e57e0420812227797a6396e6aebf58ef839d71b8daef21f5e63b26b2433b0ce5ad3c059f6e8f39509a49ea9a2959e READ MORE

http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=451e1d205db62f288ec3909c5488e70a479cb1be6d5b03443e94be9d21cfca99ebf13e0d6c83f4d26f98fc484371e4f3e8e134caae4a4715 NTI Exhibits at National Model United Nations DC Conference Students simulating the work of the United Nations at Washington, DC’s National Model UN conference earlier this month put their diplomatic roles on pause to visit NTI’s booth, where they learned about our helpful http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=451e1d205db62f288ec3909c5488e70a479cb1be6d5b03443e94be9d21cfca99ebf13e0d6c83f4d26f98fc484371e4f3e8e134caae4a4715 research tools for understanding countries’ positions on nuclear policy issues. Such tools include NTI’s country profiles, a library of WMD treaties, reports on key issues, and more. Students using Snapchat also had access to a special NTI Snap filter throughout the weekend. To find our Model UN research tools and other educational resources, http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=451e1d205db62f288ec3909c5488e70a479cb1be6d5b03443e94be9d21cfca99ebf13e0d6c83f4d26f98fc484371e4f3e8e134caae4a4715 READ MORE

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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 Co-Chair and CEO http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=451e1d205db62f283735525a75a95364b088ebe89d12602db0b0f024674f54494171adf66a9bae104d3bbf82cb0703a7ef5f3495a960af6b Ernest Moniz recently appeared on BBC’s HardTalk for a conversation about the Iran nuclear deal, the Paris climate change agreement, and the risk of a nuclear weapon being used. http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=451e1d205db62f2877a8786230f0bcab2bae1b7496e462562fdf395d6ff6348507eaab57f539ca9338885bccac1adcba7114f98ef79503bd Watch the interview here. - As the Senate held a hearing this week about the president’s authority to launch nuclear weapons, http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=451e1d205db62f2879cb076e48c4758e5d793f0f5062e3a7c75da9b0f7abe6f1d4c260adb873a7ac8593fff74d9884e8dc116fcd99471c28 William J. Perry, NTI board member emeritus, was http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=451e1d205db62f28508e6e1b05271fa9535fb2ec6c8dfbd9afc1748c7e21b91dd74f40f5faf8f907706fddf5dfe2386bbe9ef288c686c12c interviewed by POLITICO about launch protocol and his experience with false alarms as U.S. Secretary of Defense. - The contributions of NTI Co-Chair http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=451e1d205db62f288ca62ab2b5c88b357adbe69c1be8bd802a0058c85860bbe3ed113226b4553365a0baf2facdf9c785c9b48737b0fba2e7 Sam Nunn to nuclear non-proliferation efforts after the Cold War were highlighted in a new book by Roland McElroy, a staff member of Nunn’s when he was a senator. Read more about the book, The Best President the Nation Never Had: A Memoir of Working with Sam Nunn, http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=451e1d205db62f289d3f30a39af6f3cdea02e55c0ccf835882d189e62163b5b326dd0d123add09b9b67421802bca202c8dede55e35bd4f62 here. - How have US-Russia relations changed since last year’s presidential election? In a http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=451e1d205db62f2874af7dbb3b5dbfcca5caff3e9372ee68c0987070a3e482ccc868efa1d2592c62c7a51973c9a732d7bc4c29a0a4780bf5 new article for the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), NTI board member http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=451e1d205db62f2827354da324fa28aec040a8655cbc01f222f1b51d7bf8e7b3b249c3ab26f6df9c1d826bad0cafcd547b303c3089549bb0 Igor Ivanov argues that although tensions have risen, cooperation in some areas is essential, as “the issues of nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation, and prevention of nuclear terrorism primarily fall on the shoulders of the two powers.” News from Our Global Leadership Networks

- The European Leadership Network (ELN) is hiring a Research Fellow who will be responsible for contributing to the ELN’s policy impact, research and events agenda. http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=451e1d205db62f283d75e698d4c08a20694676329c75601671292bf5de1c1be143b71fe05635821fb587d46d60a9d37aabb3bf18e646956e Apply here. - Carlo Trezza, coordinator of the Italian Group of the ELN, wrote about the http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=d94216340b8ae7b9e5541a9e33574a93de5d1dce2ab0ef6c19c24abdc26787a1426ef3422a31ba6accae7564905252341ac8d02cfa6c09bf Vatican’s recent conference on disarmament. (Article is in Italian, with English translation available through Google Chrome) - What is the future of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty? Douglas Barrie, Senior Fellow for Military Aerospace at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), explores whether it is worth saving and/or possible to save in a http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=d94216340b8ae7b9898b59e727b8e1070a365a2d891eb8ce255bb5fa566bf445f54b1cdfaffc4f5b53e7ede7fd7237186c0275e6922ea7fd new article for the ELN.​

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