Posts tagged with diplomacy

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 […]

FAS Roundup- January 9, 2011

FAS Roundup: January 9, 2012 New defense strategy, U.S. Army communications security, the collision course between Iran and the U.S., new CRS reports and much more.     From the Blogs Army Red Teams Test Communications Security: Steven Aftergood writes about the newly revised Army regulation which prescribes the use of “red teams” that are […]

FAS Roundup- December 26, 2011

FAS Roundup: December 26, 2011 New CRS reports, letter to President Obama regarding Iran, U.S. electric power grid vulnerability to severe weather  and much more.   From the Blogs Congress Approves 2012 Intelligence Authorization: Steven Aftergood writes that before the House and Senate passed the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, there was a conspicuous absence of […]

FAS Roundup- November 21, 2011

FAS Roundup: November 21, 2011 Interview with former Iranian nuclear negotiator Amb. Hossein Mousavian, petition to assess nuclear threat, stalled declassification of historical satellite imagery, status of China’s nuclear forces, and more. From the Blogs Declassification of Intelligence Satellite Imagery Stalled: The eagerly awaited declassification of vast amounts of historical intelligence satellite imagery that was […]

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 […]

Toward a Negotiated Solution – Solving the Iranian Nuclear Puzzle

Last week, I spoke at a meeting of the Arms Control Association on the Multilateral “P-5+1” talks with Iran over its nuclear program. How we can improve IAEA monitoring and verification so that we can have sufficient confidence that Iran’s nuclear fuel-cycle activities are not used for weapons purpose? The panelists included Barry Blechman, co-founder of the Henry L. Stimson Center and chair of […]

Issue Brief: Recommendations for the U.S. Delegation to the NPT Review Conference

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) has endured as the cornerstone of the non-proliferation regime and remains the only legally binding multilateral agreement on nuclear disarmament. In May 2010, the NPT Review Conference met at the United Nations and provided a critical opportunity to advance the vision President Obama laid out of a world free of nuclear weapons. Read more here.

Report: Chinese Nuclear Forces

Hans M. Kristensen and two analysts from the Natural Resources Defense Council examine the debate over China’s modernization of its nuclear forces, review the composition and possible future development of the Chinese nuclear arsenal, describe past and current U.S. nuclear targeting of China, and use government software to simulate the effects of Chinese and U.S. […]