NPR consulted expert analysis from Senior Research Associate David Schmerler regarding the Iran missile attack at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation (CNS). After reviewing the footage, Schmerler remarked that "some of the locations struck look like the missiles hit dead center."
The Center for Terrorism, Extremism, and Counter-terrorism (CTEC) Director Jason Blazakis discussed the use of social media by President Trump and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif with the Washington Post, and its result of de-escalating overt military action last week, after the Iranian ballistic missile attack on Iraqi bases housing U.S. and Coalition forces.
James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) expert Jeffrey Lewis discussed US nuclear policy with Business Insider, saying, “In any other circumstance, I would have argued that the norm against using nuclear weapons is so strong there’s no chance that a president would use a nuclear weapon. At the end of the day, though, it’s just a norm. And this president delights in smashing norms.”
Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism (CTEC) Director and Middlebury Institute professor Jason Blazakis recently spoke with RIA Novosti correspondent Grigory Dubovitsky on counterterrorism cooperation between the U.S. and the Russian Federation. Blazakis emphasized that cooperation on counterterrorism matters can help build trust and normalize relations between the two nations.
North Korea never halted efforts to build powerful new weapons, experts from the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation told the Washington Post. “No one thinks they developed all these systems in a few months,” said Jeffrey Lewis, a weapons expert and professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
“I think the U.S. failure to resolve the issue of North Korea’s nuclear challenge is having a corrosive effect, along with a lot of other things, on the core idea that the U.S. is the indispensable partner for Seoul and Tokyo,” Jeffrey Lewis, Middlebury Institute professor and arms control expert at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation tells TIME Magazine.