Posts by Katie Colten

FAS Roundup: January 13, 2014

Overview of U.S. nuclear forces, intel implications of virtual worlds, CIA cuts off public access to translated news reports and  more. U.S. Nuclear Forces, 2014 Hans Kristensen and Robert Norris provide an overview of U.S. nuclear forces in 2014 in the latest Nuclear Notebook published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. The U.S. has an […]

FAS Fellow to Participate in Upcoming U.S. – Japan Future Leaders Exchange

FAS is pleased to announce that Adjunct Fellow for Emerging Technologies, Michael Edward Walsh, will be traveling to Tokyo next week as part of the Japan Foundation’s “KAKEHASHI Project – The Bridge for Tomorrow.” Promoted by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the program provides a unique opportunity for future leaders to build new networks between […]

FAS Roundup: December 23, 2013

Intel review group urges reduced secrecy, radioactive incidents and more. From the Blogs Intel Review Group Urges Reduced Secrecy:  The report of a White House advisory group on intelligence surveillance said that reducing undue secrecy was one of its main objectives. The Review Group specifically recommended that “detailed information” about legal authorities to compel disclosure about communications […]

FAS Roundup: December 16, 2013

Sanctions against Iran, Global Fissile Material Report and  more. Op-ed: Congress Should Delay Action on New Sanctions Against Iran In an op-ed published in Al Jazeera America, Christopher Bidwell, Senior Fellow for Nonproliferation and Law, writes that economic sanctions have proven effective against Iran, but at this point they will only interfere with peaceful negotiations over […]

Event: Financial Intelligence and Information Sharing Working Group Winter Symposium

On Tuesday, December 17, 2013, Senior Fellow for Nonproliferation Law and Policy, Mr. Christopher Bidwell will speak at the Financial Intelligence and Information Sharing Working Group Winter Symposium in Washington, DC. The topic of Mr. Bidwell’s presentation is the future of Iran sanctions and interaction between the United States, European Union and the private sector. […]

FAS Roundup: December 9, 2013

Radioactive theft in Mexico, 3D printing of guns and  more. From the Blogs White House Sets New Goals for Open Government: On December 6, the White House released a new plan which affirms its support for open government values, and set an agenda for the remainder of the current Administration.  A new interagency Classification Review Committee is […]

PfPC Emerging Security Challenges Working Group Tackles Nano and Cyber

From 20-22 November, the Partnership for Peace Consortium’s Emerging Security Challenges Working Group held its third workshop at the Swedish National Defence College in Stockholm, Sweden. Entitled “Nano and Cyber,” the workshop addressed a wide variety of issues, including recent trends in nano and cyber. The occasion also provided an opportunity to take account of […]

FAS Roundup: December 2, 2013

Declassification priorities, control of civilian nuclear fuel cycles, Holiday membership drive and more. 50% off FAS Membership Today is the last day to take advantage of our holiday membership drive. FAS membership is 50% off for all new members; this promotion will end at midnight. Hurry and take advantage of this offer before it expires- […]

FAS Roundup: November 25, 2013

Agreement with Iran, Fall issue of the Public Interest Report, reducing SSBN force and more. FAS Holiday Membership Drive FAS will kick off a holiday membership drive on Friday, November 29 and we need your help! The four day drive will end on Cyber Monday, December 1 at midnight. FAS membership will be 50% off for all […]


One Step at a Time With Iran

As hoped, the P5+1 and Iran settled on a “first step” agreement to resolve concerns about Iran’s potential to develop nuclear weapons and its interest in doing so. We cannot predict how far this process will go or what the next step to establish a comprehensive, enduring agreement that puts the nuclear issue squarely in the […]

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