FAS Nuclear Notebook

The FAS Nuclear Notebook is co-authored by Hans M. Kristensen and Robert S. Norris and published bi-monthly in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Each issue provides a snapshot of a nuclear-armed country weapons programs or a global nuclear weapons matter. The FAS Nuclear Notebook is one of the most widely sourced reference materials worldwide for reliable information about the status of nuclear weapons, and it is the most visited section of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists web site. Because of their importance as a resource to an informed public debate about nuclear weapons, the authors insist that the FAS Nuclear Notebooks be freely available on the Internet.

The most recent FAS Nuclear Notebooks are listed below. Issues dating back to 1999 can be found at Sage Publications, while earlier issues are available at Google Books.

A snapshot from the FAS Nuclear Notebook from September 2013

Recent FAS Nuclear Notebooks:

May 2015: Russian Nuclear Forces, 2015

March 2015: US Nuclear Forces, 2015

January 2015: Counting Nuclear Warheads in the Public Interest

November 2014: Israeli Nuclear Weapons, 2014 

September 2014: Worldwide Deployment of Nuclear Weapons, 2014

July 2014: Slowing Nuclear Weapon Reductions and Endless Nuclear Weapon Modernizations: A Challenge to the NPT

May 2014: The B61 Family of Nuclear Bombs

March 2014: Russian Nuclear Forces, 2014

January 2014: U.S. Nuclear Forces, 2014

November 2013: Chinese Nuclear Forces, 2013

September 2013: Global Nuclear Weapons Inventories, 1945-2013

July 2013: The British Nuclear Stockpile, 1953-2013

May 2013: Russian Nuclear Forces, 2013

March 2013: U.S. Nuclear Forces, 2013