Posts tagged with China

FAS Roundup: November 11, 2013

China’s nuclear forces, “no spy zones” abroad, and more. Chinese Nuclear Forces in 2013 Hans Kristensen and Robert Norris examine the status of China’s nuclear forces and determine that the arsenal is slowly growing and the capability of those weapons is also increasing. China has approximately 250 warheads in its stockpile for delivery by nearly […]

FAS Roundup: June 3, 2013

Nuclear modernizations in China and North Korea, stockpile security of light weapons and much more. From the Blogs Air Force Briefing Shows Nuclear Modernizations But Ignores US and UK Programs: According to U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command, China and North Korea are developing nuclear-capable cruise missiles. The new Chinese and North Korean systems appear […]

FAS Roundup: May 20, 2013

Subpoena of AP phone records, China’s nuclear arsenal and much more. From the Blogs Subpoena of AP Phone Records Said to Damage Press Freedom: Congressional critics said that the government seizure of Associated Press telephone records in the course of a leak investigation undermined freedom of the press in the U.S., yet the Justice Department […]

FAS Roundup: April 22, 2013

Chinese ICBMs, Q&A on North Korea, new CRS reports and much more. Better Understanding North Korea: Q&A with Seven East Asian Experts Researchers from FAS asked seven individuals who are experts in East Asia about the the recent escalation in tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Is North Korea’s recent success with its nuclear test and […]

FAS Roundup: March 4, 2013

U.S. nuclear stockpile reductions, radiation and health, accessories for small arms and light weapons, and much more. From the Blogs Senators Ask Surveillance Court to Summarize Opinions: Several members of the Senate Intelligence Committee wrote to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court this month to ask the Court to prepare summaries of classified opinions that represent […]

FAS Roundup- March 5, 2012

FAS Roundup: March 5, 2012 Syria and WMD, Chinese ICBMs spotted, DoD responds to nuclear targeting questions, why sanctions on Iran won’t work and much more.   From the Blogs DoD Responds to Questions on Nuclear Targeting: Are U.S. nuclear forces on hair trigger alert? Not exactly, a Department of Defense official told Congress. “Although […]

FAS Roundup- December 12, 2011

FAS Roundup: December 12, 2011 Status of China’s nuclear arsenal, new START data, tracking of cell phones and vehicles by law enforcement and more. From the Blogs Tracking Cell Phones and Vehicles- The Legal Context:  Secrecy News has obtained a new CRS report which explores the ongoing legal debates over the tracking of private cell […]

New FAS Podcast “A Conversation with an Expert” Featuring Hans Kristensen

Listen above to the new edition of the FAS Podcast series “A Conversation With An Expert” featuring Hans Kristensen, Director of the Nuclear Information Project. Topic discussed include: the  attitude of the United States toward Chinese nuclear arsenals, the recent report regarding China’s increasing nuclear forces in The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists and opinions regarding […]

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Compliance with the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC)

This week the State Department released the unclassified version of a report on specific countries’  “Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Committees” (henceforth referred to as the Compliance Report). One section of this report covers compliance issues with the Biological and Toxins Weapon Convention (BWC, aka BTWC).  The Compliance […]