Listen above to the new edition of the FAS Podcast series “A Conversation With An Expert” featuring Hans Kristensen, Director of the Nuclear Information Project. Topic discussed include: the attitude of the United States toward Chinese nuclear arsenals, the recent report regarding China’s increasing nuclear forces in The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists and opinions regarding […]
29 July 2010 The Earth Systems Program at the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) was developed to seek solutions to environment and resource security challenges by developing and promoting sustainable, scientifically sound, and transparent policies, practices, and technological developments. To meet this goal the Earth Systems Program works in the following areas: Transparency. Improve dialogue […]
Listen to a new edition of the FAS podcast: “A Conversation With An Expert,” featuring Steven Aftergood, Director of the FAS Project on Government Secrecy. Topics discussed include an overview of the Project on Government Secrecy, a review of the Obama administration’s approach to transparency, and much more! Click here to download podcast.
Transparency is essential for effective congressional and public oversight of arms exports. Without complete and accurate data on the quantity, type and recipients of exported defense articles and services, it is impossible to assess the extent to which arms transfers further national security and foreign policy. Read the issue brief here (PDF).