Posts tagged with diplomacy

FAS Roundup: November 25, 2013

Agreement with Iran, Fall issue of the Public Interest Report, reducing SSBN force and more. FAS Holiday Membership Drive FAS will kick off a holiday membership drive on Friday, November 29 and we need your help! The four day drive will end on Cyber Monday, December 1 at midnight. FAS membership will be 50% off for all […]

FAS Roundup:November 18, 2013

Death by polonium poisoning, negotiations between Iran and the United States and more. Iran is Negotiating with the Wrong U.S. Officials Last week, Iranian officials met with representatives of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany (the P5 +1) regarding Iran’s nuclear program and economic sanctions imposed by the United […]

FAS Roundup: November 4, 2013

B61-12 capabilities increasing, parts for small arms and light weapons and much more. From the Blogs Intelligence Spending Dropped Sharply Last Year: Total U.S. intelligence spending last year declined by more than 10%. The reduction in spending was accelerated by the budget sequester which deprived intelligence agencies of billions of dollars beyond the intent of congressional appropriators, […]

FAS Roundup: October 21, 2013

DoD releases directive on leaks to press, the Conference on Disarmament and much more. From the Blogs Cryptographer Adi Shamir Prevented From Attending NSA History Conference: In an e-mail to colleagues, Israeli cryptographer Adi Shamir recounts the difficulties he faced in getting a visa to attend the 2013 Cryptologic History Symposium sponsored by the National Security Agency. Secrecy News has reprinted […]

Pacific Young Leaders on Disarmament Reach Major Milestone

This spring, the Federation of American Scientists, Emerging Science and Technology Policy Centre, and Pacific Islands Society announced the launch of the 2013-14 Pacific Young Leaders on Disarmament – a pilot project of the Young Leaders on Disarmament Program. Since then, the inaugural class of young leaders has been hard at work learning about the […]

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Event: The Chemicals, Conflict and Challenges in Syria

With pressure from the U.S. and Russia, Syria acceded to the Chemical Weapons Convention in September 2013 and agreed to participate in an accelerated process to destroy the chemical weapons. While this has been received as an unexpected yet positive development, the implementation of such a process raises significant science and security issues. The Federation […]

FAS Roundup: September 3, 2013

Chemical weapons in Syria, U.S. intel agency budgets and much more. Chemical Weapons in Syria In the wake of the chemical weapons attack last week in the eastern suburbs of Damascus, Senior Fellow on State and Non-State Threats Charles P. Blair provides an overview of the chemical weapons that Syria may have including chlorine, white phosphorus, […]

FAS Roundup: August 26, 2013

Summer issue of the PIR, Fukushima and much more. Summer Issue of the Public Interest Report The Summer issue of the PIR is now available online; it includes articles on benefits and challenges of active monitoring of nuclear weapons, history of the U.S. nuclear stockpile,  and mechanisms to attract students to the nuclear policy field. Summer 2013 Public […]