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Experts at the Middlebury Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation provided extensive analysis and commentary to national and international media on the latest missile test by North Korea.

Long a leading source of timely academic analysis and commentary on topics such as North Korea’s rapidly advancing nuclear program, the Middlebury Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) appeared to reach a new level of global notoriety over the last few weeks, with attendant consequences.

The breadth of media coverage quoting CNS experts in connection with last week’s missile test by the North Korean regime speaks for itself:

The Business Insider, CNN, Reuters and Washington Post stories were reprinted in numerous other outlets nationally and internationally.

Even as the phones began to ring, a new site created by CNS to promote crowdsourcing of nuclear verification intelligence from publicly available satellite imagery was hobbled by a concerted denial of service, or DoS, cyber-attack. CNS Senior Research Associate Melissa Hanham called the timing of the attack “suspicious” in a WIRED piece whose author noted: “Somebody doesn’t like a new website that checks on secret nuclear weapon facilities around the world.”

CNS staff are currently working to relaunch the site.

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