FAS Roundup: February 2, 2016

“Low Pollution at the Lowest Cost” In this op-ed, Jay Apt, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University and Co-Director of CMU’s Electricity Industry Center, explores America’s potential actions to counter climate change by broadening “renewable portfolio standards” to include all low-polluting power sources. Read the full article here. From the Blogs DoD Building Foreign Defense Institutions: As […]

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FAS Roundup: January 26, 2016

From the Blogs An AUMF Against the Islamic State, and More from CRS: Ongoing U.S. military action against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria lacks any specific authorization from Congress.  A comparative analysis of various proposals for Congress to enact an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against the Islamic State is provided in an […]

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FAS Roundup: January 19, 2016

From the Blogs Video Shows Earth-Penetrating Capability of B61-12 Nuclear Bomb: The capability of the new B61-12 nuclear bomb seems to continue to expand, from a simple life-extension of an existing bomb, to the first U.S. guided nuclear gravity bomb, to a nuclear earth-penetrator with increased accuracy. Hans Kristensen, Director of the FAS Nuclear Information Project, […]

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FAS Roundup: January 12, 2016

Thank You for Your Support in 2015 From all of us at FAS, we would like to sincerely thank you, our dedicated donors and members, for your unwavering support in 2015. We are incredibly fortunate to have you all as integral parts of the FAS network, working with us as we continue to advance the […]

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FAS Roundup: January 5, 2016

Scientist Spotlight: Dr. Alan Robock, Rutgers University In the last Scientist Spotlight of 2015, FAS featured Dr. Alan Robock, Distinguished Professor of climate science in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University. Read the full interview here. Stay tuned for more incredible scientists and engineers this year! From the Blogs US Dominates Global Arms […]

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FAS Roundup: December 22, 2015

Letter to Congress: “Withholding Funding from the IAEA is Ill-Advised and Dangerous” A number of professionals and experts (including FAS President Charles D. Ferguson, former FAS Board member Richard L. Garwin, and current Board member Robert Gard) from the national security and nuclear nonproliferation fields signed a letter to Congress on December 17, 2015 that […]

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FAS Roundup: December 15, 2015

Christopher Bidwell gives statement on biosecurity and the use of microbial forensics as scientific methodology to 2015 Meeting of State’s Parties Christopher Bidwell, Senior Fellow for Nonproliferation Law and Policy at FAS, delivered a statement yesterday to the 2015 Meeting of States Parties prior to the 8th Review Conference of the 1972 Biological and Toxin […]

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FAS Roundup: December 8, 2015

Scientist Spotlight: FAS Board of Experts Member and Adjunct Senior Fellow Martin Hellman This new installment features prominent FAS-affiliated scientists and engineers. Dr. Martin Hellman is an Adjunct Senior Fellow for Nuclear Risk Analysis at FAS, a member of the FAS Board of Experts, and a Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Read […]

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FAS Roundup: November 24, 2015

Chinese Strategic Missile Defense: Will It Happen, and What Would It Mean? In the November issue of Arms Control Today, FAS Adjunct Senior Fellow Bruce MacDonald and FAS President Charles Ferguson examine the implications for the United States and its allies of further development and possible deployment of a limited Chinese strategic missile defense system. […]

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FAS Roundup: November 17, 2015

2015 Annual Report Over the past 12 months, FAS has continued to advance its mission of scientifically based analysis applied to important issues and problems impacting national and international security. FAS is committed to providing reliable sources of information and reasoned analysis to enhance the public’s and policymakers’ understanding of ways to reduce risks to […]

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