It is hard to believe that it has been almost two years since I accepted an Adjunct Fellow role here at FAS. To be honest, my time at FAS has far exceeded any of my expectations. So, I wanted to take a brief moment to reflect on the last two years and, in so doing, […]
The American Physical Society’s Forum on Physics & Society and the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs are sponsoring a short course on nuclear weapons issues in the 21st century on November 2-3, 2013 at George Washington University in Washington, DC. The workshop will bring together international experts who will give technical background […]
Yesterday, I gave a presentation at the Global America Business Institute and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology’s workshop in Washington, DC regarding the prospects for nuclear power use in the United State. I spoke about the economic, security and environmental challenges associated with the use of nuclear power. The slides from my presentation […]
FAS Roundup: February 13, 2012 New report on future of nuclear power, DoD inspector takes on classification oversight, freedom of the press and much more. Events On February 8, 2012, FAS honored Dr. Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy, and Dr. Richard A. Meserve, president of the Carnegie Institution for Science, at a dinner event […]
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I am excited to tell you that I will appear on PBS’s Frontline on Tuesday, January 17, 2012. In “Nuclear Aftershocks,” Miles O’Brien examines the hazards and benefits of nuclear energy. I will be speaking about the implications for U.S. nuclear safety after the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident in Japan last March. For more information […]
FAS Roundup: November 21, 2011 Interview with former Iranian nuclear negotiator Amb. Hossein Mousavian, petition to assess nuclear threat, stalled declassification of historical satellite imagery, status of China’s nuclear forces, and more. From the Blogs Declassification of Intelligence Satellite Imagery Stalled: The eagerly awaited declassification of vast amounts of historical intelligence satellite imagery that was […]
FAS Roundup: November 14, 2011 Dispute over nuclear weapons program costs, IAEA Iran report analysis, new documentary on anthrax, terrorist threat to Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal and more. From the Blogs New Air Force policy directive on “Directive Energy Weapons” and letter from Representative Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) to President Obama asking to expedite the declassification of […]
Letter to the Obama administration regarding nuclear budget, new podcast highlighting sustainable energy and water security, 2011 intelligence budget spending on the decline and more. From the Blogs Prospects Fade for a Separate Intelligence Budget: Steven Aftergood writes about the National Intelligence Program budget, which will mostly remain hidden in the Department of Defense […]
On Friday, November 4, 2011, I spoke on a panel at Washington and Lee University comparing Japanese and American nuclear regulatory systems.