Author: James Wright

FAS Podcast: A Discussion on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty in 2011

Listen to a new edition of the FAS Podcast: “A Conversation With An Expert,” featuring FAS Member, Dr. Pierce Corden. Topics discussed include the current prospects for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), an assessment of Sen. Jon Kyl's recent statement about the CTBT, what we can expect to see in the future from the Obama Administration and Congress on the CTBT, and much more! Download the podcast here.

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Join the Conversation

FAS invites you to join the conversation! FAS offers many ways for you to interact with FAS experts and other FAS members and supporters like:

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Opportunities For Students

Sixty five years ago, the founding scientists of FAS decided they had an ethical obligation to inform and influence our country's decision makers on critical security and science issues. Today, FAS remains devoted to this idea, and believes that it is our responsibility as an organization to develop the next generation of scientists, engineers, and national security experts so that our country's policy makers will continue to stay informed.

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The Benefits of FAS Membership

There are many benefits to becoming a FAS Member, besides supporting an organization that is devoted to pursuing solutions to challenging problems in science and security policy.

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Reports From Our Experts

Impact policy decisions in Washington and abroad in a nonpartisan way by staying up to date and informed on the latest security and science issues. This is your one stop shop for weekly reports and commentary from our experts.

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FAS Podcast: A Discussion on Wikileaks and Government Secrecy in 2010

Listen to a new edition of the FAS Podcast: "A Conversation With An Expert," featuring Steve Aftergood. Topics discussed include the release of records by Wikileaks, the consequences of this release, the other major government secrecy issues in 2010, the Fundamental Classification Guidance Review, and much more! Download the podcast here.

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FAS Podcast: The Way Forward: Nuclear Renaissance and International Peace and Security

Listen to a new edition of the FAS Podcast: “A Conversation With An Expert,” featuring FAS President Dr. Charles Ferguson. Topics discussed include an overview of his presentation at the ninth annual South Korea-United Nations Joint Conference on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Issues, the role of civil society in the nuclear disarmament effort, how the recent U.S. political developments affect future international arms control treaties, the likelihood of nuclear energy expansion in the U.S. and public opinion, the way forward for civil society in the debate surrounding nuclear security, and much more! Click here to download podcast.

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FAS Podcast: Debunking Common Misconceptions About Iran

Listen to a new edition of the FAS Podcast: “A Conversation With An Expert,” featuring Ms. Ivanka Barzashka and Dr. Ivan Oelrich, FAS experts on Iran. Topics discussed include an overview of nuclear negotiations between Iran and the West over the last year, the differences between FAS analysis and the points of view put forward by others in the NGO community and mainstream media, the biggest common misconception about the fuel deal, and much more! Click here to download podcast.

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FAS Podcast: Charles Ferguson, A Nuclear Energy Conference Call

Listen to an FAS Conference Call: "A Conversation With An Expert", featuring FAS President Dr. Charles Ferguson. The conference call took place on November 4, 2010 with FAS members. The discussion centered around his recent article in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, titled "Next customer, please: The risk in conventional arms sales along with nuclear energy deals." You can look for this article in the November/December BAS edition. Dr. Ferguson and FAS members discuss certain nuclear energy deals that could result in changing security perceptions and alliances.

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One Click at a Time: Raise Funds for FAS Just By Searching the Web!

I want to share with you a great new way to raise money for the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), and our efforts to create a more secure future. FAS is excited to release FAS Search, a search engine powered by Google, Bing, and Yahoo. FAS Search provides the same search results you are used to, but now every search raises a few cents for FAS at no cost to you. Net proceeds will go to support the critical work of FAS to educate policy makers, the press, and the public.

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