Preparing for the aftermath of a nuclear terrorist attack, uncertain future of nuclear power, examination of efforts to secure radioactive materials and much more. From the Blogs Admin May Appeal Order to Release Classified Document: Two weeks ago, Judge Richard W. Roberts issued an extraordinary ruling that a secret government document was not properly classified [...]
Lessons learned from Fukushima, future of nuclear power, Russia’s nuclear forces and much more. Fukushima: One Year Later Listen to the new edition of the FAS podcast series, “A Conversation With An Expert,” featuring FAS President Dr. Charles Ferguson. In this podcast, Dr. Ferguson discusses the lessons learned from Fukushima, safety of U.S. nuclear plants, [...]
Yesterday, I presented at a conference hosted by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace to examine the impact of the Fukushima accident. I spoke about the potential implications for the use of nuclear power post Fukushima and implications for safety, education, economics and waste disposal. You can view my presentation slides here.
FAS Roundup: February 27, 2012 Status of China’s nuclear forces, strides in DoD classification reform, photos and video from FAS Awards Ceremony and much more. From the Blogs Pentagon Defends Record on Secrecy Reform: The Department of Defense has done a better job of complying with changes in national security classification policy than it [...]
FAS Roundup: February 13, 2012 New report on future of nuclear power, DoD inspector takes on classification oversight, freedom of the press and much more. Events On February 8, 2012, FAS honored Dr. Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy, and Dr. Richard A. Meserve, president of the Carnegie Institution for Science, at a dinner event [...]
FAS Roundup: January 30, 2012 New developments in radiation treatment and diagnosis, no cuts in nuclear forces in defense budget, domestic use of drones, new leak case against CIA officer and much more. From the Blogs Domestic Use of Drones is Well Underway: The use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) within the United States is [...]
FAS Roundup: December 19, 2011 Military intel budget classified, new ScienceWonk blog, CIA to process Open Source Works FOIA request, 7th Session of BWC and much more. From the Blogs DoD Says Military Intel Budget Request is Classified: Steven Aftergood writes that a Freedom of Information Act request for the amount of money that the [...]
Kazuko Goto, FAS Research Fellow, presented at the Public Health Health Response in the Japan Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Plant Disaster symposium at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in Philadelphia on December 6, 2011. You can view the presentation here (PDF).
FAS Roundup: December 5, 2011 Dormant civil liberties oversight board, podcast highlighting Iran’s nuclear program, new CRS reports and more. From the Blogs Civil Liberties Oversight Board Still Dormant: The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight board was supposed to provide independent oversight of U.S. counterterrorism policies. But, it remains dormant as its members have not [...]
FAS Roundup: November 28, 2011 New CRS reports, petition to assess nuclear threat, Take Action blog featuring Iran’s nuclear program and more. From the Blogs New CRS Reports: Secrecy News has obtained new reports from the Congressional Research Service; topics of these reports include: U.S. government programs to identify and deport criminal aliens and the [...]