Posts tagged with CTBT

50th Anniversary of the Limited Test Ban Treaty

On October 10, 1963, the Limited Test Ban Treaty entered into force, prohibiting all test detonations of nuclear weapons except underground. Freeman Dyson, Professor Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton University, served as FAS chairman from 1962-1963 and argued in favor of the test ban. In August 1963, Prof. Dyson testified on […]

Event: Short Course on Nuclear Weapon Issues in the 21st Century

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 […]

FAS Roundup: May 6, 2013

Russia’s nuclear arsenal, chemical weapons in Syria and much more. Publications U.S. Kicks Syria Chemical Weapon Can Down The Road: In a new op-ed published on CNN’s Global Public Square Blog, Senior Fellow on State and Non-State Threats Charles P. Blair writes about the U.S. government’s wait and see approach with the current situation in […]

Call for Applications: Pacific Young Leaders on Disarmament Project

The Conference on Disarmament (CD) was established in 1979 as the international community’s single multilateral disarmament negotiating forum. The CD and its predecessors have negotiated a number of major multilateral arms control and disarmament agreements, including the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. However, in recent years, the CD has been unable to make progress against its own […]

New FAS Podcast: “A Conversation with an Expert” Featuring Dr. Ali Vaez

Listen above to a new edition of the FAS Podcast: “A Conversation With An Expert,” featuring Dr. Ali Vaez, Director of the Iran Project. Topics discussed include: the recent IAEA report on Iran (released November 8, 2011), history of Iran’s relationship with IAEA and Iranian public opinion regarding nuclear pursuits. Click here to download podcast. […]

FAS Needs Your Help: Become a Member During this Critical Time in Nuclear Security

Friends, Thank you for your interest in the work of the Federation of American Scientists (FAS). Last week, the Obama administration released the total number of nuclear warheads in the U.S. stockpile — 5,113 — a number that was classified for decades. In February 2009, FAS expert Hans Kristensen published an estimate that now turns […]

FAS Podcast, Alicia Godsberg, NPT Conference

Listen to a new edition of the FAS Podcast: “A Conversation With An Expert,” featuring Alicia Godsberg, Research Associate for the FAS Strategic Security Program and United Nations Affairs. Topics discussed include details on the upcoming Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference, the role of FAS at the United Nations, ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear […]