Striving For A Safer World Since 1945

New 2018 FAS Nuclear Notebook: Pakistan

FAS’ Hans KristensenRobert S. Norris, and Julia Diamond released the 2018 Nuclear Notebook on Pakistani nuclear forces. Published by The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. An archive of recent Nuclear Notebooks is available on here.

Russian ICBM Upgrade at Kozelsk

Hans Kristensen writes for the FAS Strategic Security blog: New satellite photos show substantial upgrades of ICBM silos at the missile field near Kozelsk in western Russia.

North Korea turns 70: What to look for as Pyongyang celebrates

Adam Mount told CNN: “It’s a very delicate time for negotiations. North Korea has incentives not to alarm or shock this administration too.”

Reviving the Role of CRS in Congressional Oversight

A former Congressional Research Service analyst writes in a new paper: CRS — which once played a prominent role in supporting oversight by congressional committees — could be restored in a new Congress.


Rodney Nichols (1938–2018)

Rodney Nichols, member of the FAS Board of Trustees, passed away on August 30. He was 80-years-old. For a retrospective on Nichols’ life, read his Washington Post obituary.

Striving for a Safer World since 1945

In November 1945, the Federation of Atomic Scientists was founded by Manhattan Project scientists who helped construct the first atomic bombs. These scientists were united by the credo that all scientists, engineers, and other technically-trained thinkers have an ethical obligation to ensure the technological fruits of their intellect and labor are applied to the benefit of humankind.

In early 1946, the Federation of Atomic Scientists rebranded as the Federation of American Scientists. This new FAS was still motivated by its original mission but looked to broaden and diversify its network of supporters to include all who want to reduce nuclear dangers and ultimately prevent global catastrophe. With your support, FAS will continue to strengthen its network of experts and thinkers to uphold its mission established in 1945: strive to make the world a safer, more informed place.

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