Kathryn Kohn

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Do You Have #COVID-19 Questions? We Have Answers: Ask a Scientist Launches

Washington, DC, March 18, 2020 Today, the Federation of American Scientists, the Governance Lab at New York University Tandon School of Engineering, and the State of New Jersey  Office of Innovation launched a free interactive tool to help answer the public’s questions on COVID-19 virus in English and Spanish.  “Ask a Scientist,” located at covid19.fas.org […]

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FAS Roundup – July 1, 2019

FAS Adjunct Senior Fellow Martin Hellman spoke on the “The Technological Imperative for Ethical Evolution” at the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting this week in Lindau, Germany. Visit the Heidelberg Lecture website for video of his talk on the power of and need for ethical decision-making in all sciences. The Day Denuclearization Died Director of the Defense Posture Project Adam Mount‘s commentary on the president’s “friendship […]

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FAS Roundup – July 8, 2019

Expansion of Secrecy Law for Intelligence Operatives Alarms Free Press Advocates Flashback Friday? In a New York Times piece evaluating updates to US secrecy laws, FAS expert Steven Aftergood says maybe the time isn’t quite so ripe.    China’s Nuclear Strategy and Capabilities: A Conversation with Hans Kristensen Listen to FAS expert Hans Kristensen join the CSIS ChinaPower podcast to discuss how China’s […]

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FAS Roundup – July 15, 2019

Who is a ‘covert agent’? CIA bid to expand the category raises alarm for civil liberties groups In the age of social media and cyber ops, is it time to update protections for “covert agents”? FAS expert Steven Aftergood says there’s “room to consider” but is still waiting to hear a “clear… argument.” As U.S. Modernizes Its Nuclear […]

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FAS Roundup – July 22, 2019

North Korea tests new short range missiles “They can also modify their ballistic trajectory to arrive faster to target, and possibly avoid, missile defenses as they do,” said FAS expert Adam Mount on the capabilities of new DPRK missile tests. North Korea Launches Two Short-Range Missiles, South Korea Says “Without an agreement to restrict missile tests, it is […]

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FAS Roundup – July 27, 2019

In Memoriam: The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty Dies For the Nation, Matt Korda lays a wreath on the grave of the INF, and how its end could usher in an era of renewed missile production–and what it could mean for the future of other arms-reduction treaties. The INF Treaty Officially Died Today In their latest Strategic Security Blog, FAS […]

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FAS Roundup – August 5, 2019

Japan and South Korea Are Learning the Wrong Lessons From China From FAS research assistant Mercedes Trent, with tensions high and relations deteriorating, how are familiar Chinese tactics fueling the feud between Japan and South Korea? “The adoption of a rival’s coercive tactics by a U.S. ally is alarming.” As U.S. pivots to China, nuclear non-proliferation fades into […]

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FAS Roundup – August 12, 2019

U.S. Experts Want Details On Blast At Russian Missile Test Site “Somebody managed to convince the Russian leadership that this was a good idea,” FAS expert Ankit Panda tells NPR. Listen to his analysis on Morning Edition and this week’s WAMU’s 1A. Fast, low and hard to stop: North Korea’s missile tests crank up the threat level After another round […]

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FAS Roundup – August 19, 2019

Sunday’s US Missile Launch, Explained. In their latest Strategic Security blog, Hans Kristensen and Matt Korda break down the recent Tomahawk missile launch, and what this test means for the post-INF world. The SpyCast Conversation with Matt Korda Listen to Matt Korda in conversation with Vince Houghton from the International Spy Museum, where they discuss the Skyfall missile explosion, no-first-use, and the future […]

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FAS Roundup – August 26, 2019

Tactical nuclear weapons, 2019 In the latest Nuclear Notebook, Hans Kristensen and Matt Korda examine tactical nuclear weapons in world nuclear arsenals. The United States, Pakistan, and Russia are modernizing their tactical nuclear arsenals, adding new types to the inventory and increasing the role and salience of tactical nuclear weapons in their military strategies, undermining arms control agreements.  Challenges Pile up […]

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