Posts tagged with radiation

Kakehashi Trip Report #1: Hiroshima Survivor Shares Perspectives

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to visit the Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for Atomic Bomb Victims as part of the Kakehashi Young Public Intellectuals Trip. During the visit, our delegation had the opportunity to meet with one of the survivors of the Hiroshima bombing and hear about its impact on his life. […]

FAS Roundup: January 13, 2014

Overview of U.S. nuclear forces, intel implications of virtual worlds, CIA cuts off public access to translated news reports and  more. U.S. Nuclear Forces, 2014 Hans Kristensen and Robert Norris provide an overview of U.S. nuclear forces in 2014 in the latest Nuclear Notebook published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. The U.S. has an […]

FAS Roundup: December 16, 2013

Sanctions against Iran, Global Fissile Material Report and  more. Op-ed: Congress Should Delay Action on New Sanctions Against Iran In an op-ed published in Al Jazeera America, Christopher Bidwell, Senior Fellow for Nonproliferation and Law, writes that economic sanctions have proven effective against Iran, but at this point they will only interfere with peaceful negotiations over […]

FAS Roundup: December 9, 2013

Radioactive theft in Mexico, 3D printing of guns and  more. From the Blogs White House Sets New Goals for Open Government: On December 6, the White House released a new plan which affirms its support for open government values, and set an agenda for the remainder of the current Administration.  A new interagency Classification Review Committee is […]

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: September 23, 2013

Obama’s nuclear guidance, eliminating Syria’s chemical weapons and much more. Falling Short of Prague: Obama’s Nuclear Weapons Employment Policy In a new article published in Arms Control Today, Mr. Hans Kristensen, Director of the Nuclear Information Project, writes that the Obama administration’s nuclear guidance continues Cold War thinking by reaffirming old principals. Although the guidance endorses the […]

FAS Roundup: September 16, 2013

Dutch response to B61-12, waste storage at Yucca Mountain and much more. From the Blogs Policy Response to Intelligence Revelations Lags: The government’s fiscal year is set to end in a few weeks and an intelligence authorization bill for fiscal year 2014 is nowhere in sight. Typically, the House and Senate Intelligence Committees  report intelligence bills in […]

FAS Roundup: July 15, 2013

New Air Force intel report on nukes, White House withholding presidential directives and much more. From the Blogs Behind the Scenes at the Congressional Research Service: A long-running personnel dispute at the Congressional Research Service offers up conflicting visions of the proper role of the congressional support agency, which provides policy and legal analysis to Congress. […]

FAS Roundup: June 24, 2013

Obama’s new nuclear guidance, look at Senate Intelligence Committee, radiological ray gun and much more. From the Blogs New Nuclear Weapons Employment Guidance Puts Obama’s Fingerprint on Nuclear Weapons Policy and Strategy: On June 19, the Obama administration released its long-awaited new guidance on nuclear weapons employment policy. On one hand, the guidance directs pursuit […]

FAS Roundup: June 17, 2013

Nukes in Europe, ricin, whistleblowers and much more. From the Blogs National Security Secrecy and the Right to Know: Steven Aftergood writes that while almost everyone would agree that national security secrecy has a role to play in an open society, such secrecy must be carefully circumscribed if robust public access to government information is […]