This new installment features prominent FAS-affiliated scientists and engineers. Dr. Martin Hellman is an Adjunct Senior Fellow for Nuclear Risk Analysis at FAS and Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Read the full interview here.LEARN MORE
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. The overarching assessment is that it is quite possible, certainly less unlikely than many believe, that China could deploy a strategic missile defense system with a small number of interceptors within the next few years for a variety of national security, geopolitical, and domestic reasons. Please see the full article here.LEARN MORE
2015 FAS 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 security. The Annual Report details issues, activities, publications, and news media coverage during 2015 and it provides insight into what 2016 may have in store for FAS. View the full report here.LEARN MORE
New Nuclear Notebook: Pakistani Nuclear Forces, 2015
This issue provides a current overview of Pakistan's nuclear forces, coinciding with Pakistani Prime Minister Sharif's visit to Washington on October 22, 2015. It is now estimated that Pakistan has 110-130 warheads in its nuclear arsenal (an estimated increase of about 20 in 2011) and foreign minister Aizaz Chaudhry has acknowledged for the record what everybody already knew: that Pakistan has developed “low-yield, tactical” nuclear weapons.LEARN MORE