FAS Roundup – April 30, 2018 (Russian Nuclear Notebook)

By April 30, 2018


HANS KRISTENSEN and ROBERT S. NORRIS release the latest FAS Nuclear Notebook on Russian nuclear forces. This Notebook provides information and analysis in the context of claims made in the Trump Administration’s 2018 Nuclear Posture Review. 

Dr. ADAM MOUNT, Senior Fellow and Director of the FAS Defense Posture Project, recommends to CNN that the U.S. approach North Korea with a credible deal at the U.S.-North Korea Summit but not walk away without a deal that “makes Americans safer.” 

(VIDEO) N. Korea Expert: Why the country is not denuclearizing

Dr. ADAM MOUNT tells MSNBC that the United States should “tighten” the “cap” on North Korea and codify Kim Jong-un’s unilateral restrictions. 

STEVEN AFTERGOOD, Director of the FAS Project on Government Secrecy, published several new entries in Secrecy News, including a CRS report detailing the Pentagon’s pursuit of artificial intelligence:
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JENIFER MACKBY (FAS Senior Fellow, International Security) spoke about the 2018 NPT PrepCom meeting (which she and FAS’ Hans Kristensen attended) and Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) at a meeting in Doha, Qatar.

Bill Gates in Search of Nuclear Nirvana

by EDWARD A. FRIEDMAN, FAS Contributor
“His company, TerraPower, aims to build a safe, nearly waste-free reactor that won’t contribute to weapons proliferation or climate change.” 


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