New op-ed on diplomacy with North Korea, GAO intelligence review, new CRS reports and much more. From the Blogs GAO Completes an “Intelligence Related” Review: Following years of controversy, the Government Accountability Office this week released an unclassified version of its long-awaited report on FBI Counterterrorism. The report itself comes as an anti-climax, but it […]
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, […]
March 11th marks the one year anniversary of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck the northeast coast of Japan. These natural disasters resulted in the crisis at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant. One year later, there are massive amounts of nuclear waste and high levels of radiation, and those citizens who live near the […]
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.
Note: The new report published by the Federation of American Scientists and Washington and Lee University, The Future of Nuclear Power in the United States, is available online here. Nuclear power is all over the news today, yet there remains many unanswered questions regarding this power source. A new article written by Dr. Frank Settle […]
I am excited to tell you that I will appear on PBS’s Frontline on Tuesday, January 17, 2012. In “Nuclear Aftershocks,” Miles O’Brien examines the hazards and benefits of nuclear energy. I will be speaking about the implications for U.S. nuclear safety after the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident in Japan last March. For more information […]
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 12, 2011 Status of China’s nuclear arsenal, new START data, tracking of cell phones and vehicles by law enforcement and more. From the Blogs Tracking Cell Phones and Vehicles- The Legal Context: Secrecy News has obtained a new CRS report which explores the ongoing legal debates over the tracking of private cell […]
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).