FAS Roundup – December 4, 2019

By December 4, 2017

Program Activity

Government Secrecy Project (Dir. Steven Aftergood)
There are brand-new entries in Secrecy News, including a timely revisiting of net neutrality ahead of the December 13 repeal vote:

In the Press

Adam Mount: “As we rush to respond to North Korea’s advancements, almost nobody is thinking about the long-term implications for regional stability. [Japan’s standoff missiles] will exacerbate China’s worry that it is being encircled.” 

Adam Mount, a senior fellow at the Federation of American Scientists for nuclear and defense policy, said a single “radar blip or a mistaken field report” by North Korean officials could lead Pyongyang to strike first” 

“The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists of Chicago and the Federation of Atomic Scientists (later theFederation of American Scientists) both emerged [post-World War II] […] and a movement for social responsibility on behalf of scientists was born.” 

Recent Publications

Special Report
This third report by the FAS Nonpartisan Nuclear Verification Task Force examines nuclear monitoring and verification in the digital age, providing key recommendations for the future thereof, including the establishment of a network of independent verification centers.

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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