FAS Roundup – March 26, 2018

By March 26, 2018

FAS is pleased to introduce the Defense Posture Project (directed by Senior Fellow Dr. Adam Mount) and welcome aboard:
Learn more about the DPP and team here.

ANKIT PANDA, FAS’ newest Adjunct Senior Fellow for the brand-newDefense Posture Project, wrote pieces in The AtlanticThe Diplomat, and for BBC to contextualize the Kim Jong-un/Xi Jinping meeting in China:


Why Did Kim Jong Un Just Visit China?

“For months, China seemed to be a side player as relations improved between North Korea and South Korea. Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea, kicked off the year with an address…” 

What Trump’s Team Need to Know About the Kim-Xi Meeting in Beijing
“President Trump’s team should take note of the overriding theme of the Xinhua news agency readout of the historic meeting this week…” 

Kim in Beijing: Why Xi’s still the one he needs to see
“The trip marks Kim’s first known trip outside of North Korea since he assumed the reins of power after his father’s death in 2011…” 

STEVEN AFTERGOOD, Director of the FAS Project on Government Secrecy, published brand-new entries in Secrecy News:
To subscribe to Aftergood’s Secrecy News mailing list, click here.

JENIFER MACKBY, FAS Senior Fellow for International Security, spoke at the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, Switzerland on March 23.

Kim-Xi meeting presents a new challenge for Trump on North Korea 

Dr. Adam Mount, Sr. Fellow & Dir., FAS Defense Posture Project, tells The Post that Beijing intends to “shape the agenda for the upcoming summits”. 

Explainer: Differing views of ‘denuclearisation’ complicate North Korea talks

Mount discusses the potential impact of new Natl. Sec. Advisor John Bolton on N.Korea talks. 

China throws Trump a curveball ahead of his meeting with Kim

Mount explains to CNN potential ramifications of the Xi Jinping/Kim Jong-un meeting, including leverage for North Korea in talks with U.S. 

Trump administration shutters Russian consulate in Seattle

Hans Kristensen, Dir., FAS Nuclear Information Project, spoke to KUOW (Seattle) about the nuclear weapons stored nearby at Naval Base Kitsap. 

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