Posts tagged with diplomacy

FAS Roundup: August 5, 2013

U.S. and Iran relations, publishing secrets, missile defense, and much more. Publications The Making of an Iraq Sequel in Iran: In a new op-ed published in The Hill, Special Projects Director Mr. Mark Jansson writes that with the election of moderate Hassan Rouhani to Iran’s presidency, there is an opportunity for the U.S. to lay the groundwork for compromise […]

FAS Expert Attends Second PfPC Working Group Workshop on Emerging Security Challenges

Technical experts, policymakers, and defense planners are continually faced with the challenge of anticipating the impact of emerging security challenges. New frameworks are therefore needed to understand both the benefits and risks associated with emerging developments and the different forces at work that will determine if and how they will be realized. To that end, […]

FAS Roundup: July 22, 2013

U.S. relations with new Iranian president, missile defense and much more. Publications Countering an Iranian Rope-a-Dope: In a new op-ed published in Roll Call, FAS Special Projects Director Mr. Mark Jansson writes that the United States needs to be patient, flexible and relax pressure on sanctions in order to work with new Iranian president Hasan Rouhani […]

Mentors for the Pacific Young Leaders on Disarmament Announced

The Federation of American Scientists, Pacific Islands Society, and Emerging Science and Technology Policy Centre are pleased to announce that three major diplomatic missions have agreed to provide mentors for the 2013 – 2014 Pacific Young Leaders on Disarmament. The participating Geneva-based missions include Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.  Guy Pollard joined the British Diplomatic Service […]

Call to Action: U.S. and Russian Relations

This week, members of a Congressional delegation are visiting Moscow to investigate the background of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. Two members of the delegation, Republican Congressmen Dana Rohrabacher of California, and Steve King of Iowa, broke from their party’s anti- Russia stance and called for closer collaboration with Russian colleagues on matters of intelligence […]

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: April 15, 2013

Q&A on North Korea, letter from Nobel Laureates to Congress, B61 bomb, 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 serious about their threats […]

FAS Roundup: April 8, 2013

Analysis of New START data, report on Iran’s nuclear program, updated U.S. nuclear war plan and much more. From the Blogs U.S. Nuclear War Plan Updated Amidst Nuclear Policy Review: As the White House is finishing a review of nuclear weapons policy, the U.S. Strategic Command has quietly put into effect a new strategic nuclear […]

FAS Roundup: March 11, 2013

Overview of U.S. nuclear arsenal, Congress requests report on drone surveillance and much more. From the Blogs Congress Requires a Report from DoD on Drone Surveillance: Congress has directed the Secretary of Defense to report on the handling of surveillance data collected by drones operating in domestic airspace. This  provision in the 2013 continuing appropriations […]