Striving For A Safer World Since 1945

FAS and FBI launch bioagents education app

Jointly developed by the Federation of American Scientists and Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bioagents Education app concisely details nearly 50 biological agents. Quickly access information on transmission, lethality, treatment, and more.


Mount: North Korea resisted nuclear facility dismantlement

Adam Mount appeared on CNN’s Situation Room to discuss North Korea’s recent agreement to allow inspectors to examine its Punggye-ri nuclear test site — which was apparently dismantled in May 2018 — calling it a largely “cosmetic step.”

New START Numbers Show Importance of Extending Treaty

Hans Kristensen writes for the FAS Strategic Security blog: “The latest New START treaty aggregate numbers […] show a slight increase in U.S. deployed strategic forces and a slight decrease in Russian deployed strategic forces over the past six months.” 

Ankit Panda Discusses North Korea at Korea Society Event

Ankit Panda was the key speaker at the Korea Society’s discussion titled “Nukes, Missiles, and Ways to Talk.” Panda discussed Mike Pompeo’s recent trip to North Korea, denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, and U.S.-DPRK diplomacy.

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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