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International Organization Honors U.S. Veteran Scientist

International nuclear verification and monitoring experts from around the world came to Vienna, Austria March 12-23 to participate in the 50th Working Group B (WGB) session of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO).  This subsidiary body, tasked with advancing the CTBTO’s nuclear verification technical goals, is comprised of dedicated professionals ...
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Event – On Banning the Bomb: A Critique

Brad Roberts, Director for the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory On July 7, 2017, the United Nations General Assembly passed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons with the goal of the total elimination of nuclear weapons. The United States has opposed such a treaty, however, since global security ...
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Press Release: U.S. Welcomes Commission on Narcotic Drugs Vote on Carfentanil

Press Release March 14, 2018 Vienna, Austria   U.S. Welcomes Commission on Narcotic Drugs Vote on Carfentanil   The United States welcomes today’s unanimous vote at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna to add carfentanil, a synthetic opioid 10,000 times more powerful than morphine, to the list of controlled substances under the UN Single ...
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Media Note: Policy Planning Director Hook’s Travel to Vienna

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE March 14, 2018   Policy Planning Director Hook’s Travel to Vienna Director for Policy Planning Brian Hook will lead the U.S. delegation to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Joint Commission meeting in Vienna on March 16.  Under the terms of the ...
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United Nations in Vienna Taking Action to Stem International Flow of Dangerous Opioids

U.S. Focuses on Carfentanil during Commission on Narcotic Drugs Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50. While the opioid epidemic has reached crisis proportions in the United States, it is far from being an exclusively American problem. “Families, communities, and citizens across our country are currently ...
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