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Creating a More Secure World: FAS February Achievements

The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) continues to put the generous support of our members to effective use. In just the last month, FAS experts have educated policy makers, the press, and the public in America and abroad about the urgent need for making the world more secure. A few notable accomplishments in February include:

Toward a Negotiated Solution – Solving the Iranian Nuclear Puzzle

Last week, I spoke at a meeting of the Arms Control Association on the Multilateral “P-5+1” talks with Iran over its nuclear program. How we can improve IAEA monitoring and verification so that we can have sufficient confidence that Iran’s nuclear fuel-cycle activities are not used for weapons purpose? The panelists included Barry Blechman, co-founder of the Henry L. Stimson Center and chair of […]

The Way Forward: Nuclear Renaissance and International Peace and Security

Read the Conference Paper. Listen to the FAS Podcast: A Conversation With An Expert, featuring my trip to South Korea. From December 2nd to 3rd, I participated in the 9th Republic of Korea-United Nations annual Conference on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Issues. This year’s conference took place at Jeju, South Korea, which is an island off the southern coast […]

The World We Want to Live In

Read my remarks here. Watch the video here. I was invited by former Czech President Vaclav Havel to participate in the 14th annual Forum 2000. Founded by President Havel, Yohei Sasakawa, and Elie Wiesel in 1995, this forum was originally intended to be a one-time only conference. But due to increasing demand for dialogue about many urgent […]

Extending the Relationship: The U.S. and Science in Yemen

As they wrap up their meetings on the development of the International Science Partnership (ISP) between the U.S. and Yemen, Dr. Charles Ferguson and Lindsey Marburger share their perceptions on the future of the ISP, the needs of Yemen and the Yemeni scientific community, and areas for collaboration between American and Yemeni researchers. Click here to […]

Extending Global Science Engagement: FAS Travels to Yemen

Consider this city:  climate models predict that its annual precipitation over the next fifty years will dramatically decrease, in some years disappearing altogether; the summers are likely to get hotter; the population is steadily growing and with it, electricity demand; as the population increases, the city is expanding outward and demand for transportation infrastructure, private […]