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May 2, 2014, 6 a.m.

What’s next on non­pro­lif­er­a­tion and in­ter­na­tion­al se­cur­ity, in Wash­ing­ton and around the globe.

— May 5: With Pres­id­ent Obama just back from a tour of state vis­its to the Asia-Pa­cific, the Air Force’s re­gion­al strategy is the top­ic of a talk at the Cen­ter for Stra­tegic and In­ter­na­tion­al Stud­ies in Wash­ing­ton. Pa­cific Air Forces Com­mand­er Gen. Her­bert “Hawk” Carl­isle is the speak­er.

— May 5: Stick around at CSIS fol­low­ing the Air Force-themed event to catch the af­ter­noon pro­gram, a dis­cus­sion on the “Ukraine Crisis and U.S. Se­cur­ity Strategy,” fea­tur­ing vari­ous think tank ana­lysts.

— May 5-9: The Pre­par­at­ory Com­mit­tee meet­ing in New York City for the 2015 Re­view Con­fer­ence on the status of the Nuc­le­ar Non­pro­lif­er­a­tion Treaty enters its second and fi­nal week. A host of ac­com­pa­ny­ing events are offered by gov­ern­ments and non­profit or­gan­iz­a­tions on the side­lines of the meet­ing.

— May 6: More think tank ana­lys­is is on tap in Wash­ing­ton as Clark Mur­dock of the Cen­ter for the Stra­tegic and In­ter­na­tion­al Stud­ies at­tempts to tackle the top­ic of “Nuc­le­ar Mod­ern­iz­a­tion in an Era of Budget Aus­ter­ity” at the Cap­it­ol Hill Club. The event is sponsored by the Na­tion­al De­fense In­dus­tri­al As­so­ci­ation, the Air Force As­so­ci­ation and the Re­serve Of­ficers As­so­ci­ation.

— May 6: The Sen­ate For­eign Re­la­tions Com­mit­tee takes up the Ukraine situ­ation in a hear­ing with seni­or of­fi­cials from the State, De­fense and Treas­ury de­part­ments. The hear­ing is titled, “Ukraine — Coun­ter­ing Rus­si­an In­ter­ven­tion and Sup­port­ing a Demo­crat­ic State.”

— May 7: With sub­com­mit­tee ac­tion com­plete, law­makers on the full House Armed Ser­vices Com­mit­tee mark up the fisc­al 2015 de­fense au­thor­iz­a­tion le­gis­la­tion.

— May 7: An­oth­er day, an­oth­er CSIS event. The or­gan­iz­a­tion hosts Cindy Vester­gaard, dir­ect­or of the Gov­ern­ing Urani­um pro­ject and seni­or re­search­er at the Dan­ish In­sti­tute for In­ter­na­tion­al Stud­ies, to dis­cuss “Se­cur­ity in the Front End of the Fuel Cycle.” For pre­par­at­ory read­ing, there is a March re­port il­lu­min­at­ing U.S.-spe­cif­ic as­pects of the prob­lem.

— May 8-9: The Pre­par­at­ory Com­mis­sion for the Com­pre­hens­ive Nuc­le­ar Test Ban Treaty Or­gan­iz­a­tion holds the 2014 Aca­dem­ic For­um in Vi­enna, Aus­tria. The event’s ob­ject­ive is to “in­teg­rate CT­BT-re­lated top­ics in­to ex­ist­ing policy or sci­ence-based aca­dem­ic cur­ricula,” ac­cord­ing to the com­mis­sion’s web­site. An­oth­er goal this year is to bring re­search­ers to­geth­er in the fields of nuc­le­ar test mon­it­or­ing and veri­fic­a­tion tech­no­lo­gies.

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