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Subcomittee Investigates Nonproliferation Metrics for Defense, Energy

On Tuesday, June 12, the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities investigated the determining metrics for nonproliferation programs. The meeting, which was led by Senators Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Rob Portman of Ohio, featured testimonies from Madelyn Creedon, the assistant secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs, Anne Harrington, the deputy administrator for […]

FAS Podcast: Biological Weapons and the Virtual Biosecurity Center

Anthrax. Smallpox. Plague. We are familiar with these potential weapons of mass destruction, but how do they differ from other WMDs? In a new edition of the FAS podcast series, “A Conversation with an Expert,” Ms. Kelsey Gregg, Manager of the Biosecurity Program and Virtual Biosecurity Center discusses biological weapons and how they differ from […]

Questions about Nuclear Power?

Note:  The new report published by the Federation of American Scientists and Washington and Lee University, The Future of Nuclear Power in the United States, is available online here. Nuclear power is all over the news today, yet there remains many unanswered questions regarding this power source.  A new article written by Dr. Frank Settle […]

FAS Roundup- January 16, 2012

FAS Roundup: January 16, 2012 Implications of assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist for Tehran’s nuclear program, musings about EMP, nuclear pursuits in 2012 and much more.  From the Blogs Radiation and Pregnancy:  Can we expect to see legions of children born with birth defects in the aftermath of a radiological attack? True – radiation can cause […]

Nuclear Aftershocks: Upcoming Appearance on PBS’s Frontline

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 14, 2011

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 […]

Nuclear Security Q & A with Hans Kristensen

On September 23, 2011, Hans Kristensen, Director of the Nuclear Information Project,  participated in a conference call briefing with FAS members . The discussion centered around  the 2012 FY Stockpile Stewardship Management Plan, which was recently highlighted in a four part series on the Strategic Security Blog. Listen above to conference call or read the […]

U.S. Spent Nuclear Fuel

I joined long time FAS Member Cliff Singer at a Center for Strategic & International Studies event to release a new report titled “U.S. Spent Nuclear Fuel.” Co-authored by Singer, Jack Spencer, Sharon Squassoni, and myself, the report provides a market-based solution to the spent nuclear fuel management in the United States.