FAS Roundup – September 25, 2017

By September 25, 2017

Hans Kristensen, director of the FAS Nuclear Information Project, co-authored a chapter for the 2017 SIPRI Yearbook, available here.

Program Activity

Project on Government Secrecy (Directed by Steven Aftergood)
Aftergood published new entries to Secrecy News, including brand-new CRS reports:

In the Press

“‘I don’t think Iran got everything they needed out of the deal. They didn’t get the types of sanctions relief they were hoping for,’ Bidwell said, explaining that Iran still remains largely cut off from access to international banking and access to credit.” 

“Hans Kristensen … told CNN via email that the ‘the intelligence assessment is that they have produced sufficient fissile material sufficient to potentially build 30-60 warheads, not that they necessarily have built that many operational weapons.'” 

“Hans Kristensen … says he thinks the North Korean threat is likely bluster, but if it happened ‘there’s a real possibility’ the U.S. would take military action in response, given the potential for an accidental detonation …” 

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Recent Publications

Special Report + 2 Issue Briefs
Part of the FAS Naval Nuclear Propulsion Project, these publications provide legal, technical, and policy perspectives on naval nuclear propulsion, including a case study on Brazil.

Also available are working papers on the project’s online hub.

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Special Report
This report examines the nuclear dynamics and implications for strategic relations in a world where four nuclear-armed states are developing strategic ballistic missile defenses (BMD).

These states are the United States, Russia, China, and India.

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