Posts tagged with Science

FAS Roundup: October 7, 2013

New START numbers, India’s missile modernization and much more. From the Blogs India’s Missile Modernization Beyond Minimal Deterrence: Until now, all Indian ballistic missiles have carried only one warhead each to constrain India’s minimum deterrence posture. This has changed with India’s newest missile, the Agni V, which officials from the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) […]

Event: Launching the World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2013

Launching the World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2013 October 17, 2013 12:30 – 2:30pm National Resources Defense Council D.C. Office 1152 15th Street NW Washington, DC A light lunch will be served from 12:15pm Opening remarks: Christopher Paine, Senior Policy Advisor, NRDC Nuclear Program Keynote: Mycle Schneider, Independent energy consultant, Lead author of The World […]

FAS Roundup: September 30, 2013

Plutonium shortage, court rules against CIA and much more. From the Blogs Court Curbs CIA Use of a FOIA Exception: A federal court ruled last month that the CIA tried to make “inappropriate” use of an exemption from the Freedom of Information Act to withhold information that was not subject to the exemption. The judge ruled […]

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: September 9, 2013

 Syria, global nuclear weapon inventories and much more. Publications FAS President Dr. Charles Ferguson is interviewed in Scientific American on topics such as nuclear disarmament, nuclear power and nuclear energy technologies, and biological and chemical weapons. Ferguson also discusses the new direction for FAS and the renewed focus on nuclear dangers. Read the interview here.    In the new […]

FAS Roundup: September 3, 2013

Chemical weapons in Syria, U.S. intel agency budgets and much more. Chemical Weapons in Syria In the wake of the chemical weapons attack last week in the eastern suburbs of Damascus, Senior Fellow on State and Non-State Threats Charles P. Blair provides an overview of the chemical weapons that Syria may have including chlorine, white phosphorus, […]

FAS Roundup: August 26, 2013

Summer issue of the PIR, Fukushima and much more. Summer Issue of the Public Interest Report The Summer issue of the PIR is now available online; it includes articles on benefits and challenges of active monitoring of nuclear weapons, history of the U.S. nuclear stockpile,  and mechanisms to attract students to the nuclear policy field. Summer 2013 Public […]

FAS Roundup: August 12, 2013

Military tests data mining of social media, news from Fukushima and much more. From the Blogs Army Establishes Insider Threat Program: In wake of the Bradley Manning verdict, the Secretary of the Army formally established the Army Insider Threat Program.  The directive requires development and implementation of “a technical capability to monitor user activity on the Secure Internet Protocol Router […]

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 […]