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Jansson,  Mark 

Full Name:  Jansson,  Mark 
Program Name: FAS
Title: Adjunct Fellow for Special Projects
Phone Number: (202) 454-4698
Email: [email protected]


Mark Jansson is the Adjunct Fellow for Special Projects at the Federation of American Scientists. In this capacity, he manages the Virtual Biosecurity Center and coordinates other biosecurity efforts while also contributing research and analyses on nuclear security and non-proliferation issues, with an emphasis on Iran. He also serves as a consultant to FAS on fundraising, development, and strategic planning.

Prior to joining FAS, Mark was the Deputy Director for the Project on Nuclear Issues at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where he managed several efforts designed to stimulate new thinking among up-and-coming experts about the future of nuclear weapons. Mark also possesses several years of experience in public health with the American Heart Association and has served in both the public and nonprofit sectors as a grant writer, administrator, and foundation relations specialist.

Mark holds a master’s degree in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University; a master’s certificate in Religion, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution from George Mason University; and a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Roanoke College. 



2013 October 12: The National Interest, "The Siren Song Of Zero Enrichment"
2013 July 31: The Hill, "The Making Of An Iraq Sequel With Iran"
2013 July 18: Roll Call, "Countering An Iranian Rope-a-Dope"
2013 May: FAS Issue Brief, "Regulating Japanese Nuclear Power in the Wake of the Fukushima Daiichi Accident"
2013 May 2: The Strategic Review, "The Bomb, The Test Ban And Nuclear Disarmament" (subscription required)
2013 January 18: The Strategist, "Google in North Korea: Pyongyang Kowtow or Smart Diplomacy? "
2012 December 13: Al Jazeera, "Instagram Arms Control: WMD Prevention Versus Internet Freedom"
2012 November 16: FAS Special Report, "Sanctions, Military Strikes, and Other Potential Actions Against Iran"
2012 November 9: Lobelog, "President Obama Has Time to Deal With Iran, If Only He Knew It"  
2012 November 2: Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, "Revisiting Radioactive Source Security"
2012 September 17: Science and Diplomacy, "Building a New Foundation with Yemen"
2012 January 5: Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, "Staying in the Zone"


In the News 

2013 July 31: The National Interest, "The Nuclear Iran Promotion Act"
2013 July 17: EnergyBiz, "Independent Regulators May Help Clear Japan's Nuclear Energy Path"
2013 July 12: The Times (UK), "Iran 'Building Tunnels To Expand Nuclear Projects'' (subscription required)
2013 June 13: Science, "Finding Less Risky Ways To Make Medical Isotopes"
2013 May 3: War News Radio, "Yemen: Scarce Water, Security Threat?"
2013 Mar 11: Time, "The Path To War"
2012 Nov 21: Huffington Post, "A U.S. Invasion Of Iran Would Cost World Economy $1.7 Trillion, Researchers Say"
2012 Nov 18:
Press TV, "US Strike On Iran To Cost World USD 1.7 Trillion In 1st 3 Months: Report"
2012 November 16: CNN - Security Clearance Blog, "Putting a Price on War With Iran"
2012 November 15: Xinhua, "U.S. Military Action Against Iran Would Incur High Global Economic Costs: Study"
2012 May 23: United Press International (UPI)"War-torn Yemen On Brink Of Human Calamity"