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Sunday, March 7th, 2021

Nuclear Threat Initiative teams up with CNS to provide tutorials on biological weapons nonproliferation, nuclear testing

The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) recently released two new tutorials on biological weapons nonproliferation and nuclear testing.

Each tutorial contains interactive images and information graphics, ending with a short quiz. Topics include chemical, nuclear, and radiological threats and the international organizations working to reduce weapons proliferation. The organizations said the tutorials are intended for students, educators, government officials, diplomats, and members of the public who want to learn more about weapons of mass destruction.

The biological weapons nonproliferation tutorial provides information on biological weapons and how they work. The threat of bioterrorism, the role of biosecurity and biosafety, and nonproliferation efforts to prevent the spread of biological weapons are also discussed.

The nuclear testing tutorial reviews historical nuclear testing and its consequences, along with global efforts to ban nuclear testing and verification methods.

NTI is an organization that develops threat-reduction projects and works with government officials, scientists, and educators throughout the world. The organization was created in 2001 by former Sen. Sam Nunn (D-GA) and businessman Ted Turner.

CNS is an organization that aims to combat the spread of weapons of mass destruction by training the next generation of nonproliferation specialists and disseminating timely information and analysis.