The New York Times reports that Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies Professor Dr. Jeffrey Lewis and Research Associate Michael Duitsman monitored Russian sites for clues about its nuclear war preparations.
In late February, Russia declared that it was entering “special combat readiness,” prompting increased monitoring of the country’s nuclear readiness. Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies Professor Dr. Jeffrey Lewis, Research Associate Michael Duitsman, and a team of Middlebury Institute research assistants and graduate students in the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies examined satellite imagery of a submarine base, military base, and a nuclear arms storage site and did not find indicators of heightened preparations for a nuclear attack.
NBCLX interviewed Sarah Bidgood MANPTS ‘16, director of the Eurasia Nonproliferation Program at the Middlebury Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, to discuss the Russian nuclear threat.
Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies professor Dr. Jeffrey Lewis spoke with the New York Times about Russia’s use of a previously unknown decoy to help ballistic missiles avoid Ukrainian air defense.
Middlebury Institute professor Dr. Jeffrey Lewis was recently interviewed on NPR’s All Things Considered on his team’s use of Google Maps to track the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the quantity of data available on social media about the war.