FAS Roundup – July 9, 2018

By July 9, 2018

Hans Kristensen was the expert source for the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action’s Seattle, Washington public bus campaign to illustrate the city’s proximity to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, which houses 8 of the Navy’s 14 Trident nuclear-powered submarines. 

Read Kristensen’s original piece on Kitsap-Bangor here.

Trump hails progress after receiving note from North Korea’s Kim

Adam Mount was quoted in Reuters: “[Kim Jong-un has] realized he can humiliate and ignore the U.S. as long as he flatters the president.” 

Pompeo’s North Korea meeting went ‘as badly as it could have gone’

Adam Mount told CNN: The White House has tried to “shoot for the moon” with total disarmament and North Korea is clearly unwilling to do that. 

Exclusive: Revealing Kangson, North Korea’s First Covert Uranium Enrichment Site

Ankit Panda writes for The Diplomat: DPRK has operated a uranium enrichment site for decades. 

Assessing South Korea’s Role as an Indo-Pacific Middle Power

Host Ankit Panda and fellow Diplomat senior editorPrashanth Parameswaran discuss the future of South Korean diplomacy. 

Steven Aftergood published new entries in the FAS Secrecy News blog:
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FAS hosts discussion with former DPRK officials

The Federation of American Scientists hosted two former foreign affairs officials in the North Korean government for an off-the-record roundtable discussion on DPRK politics and proliferation issues. The exchange gave FAS personnel and invited guests a rare opportunity to learn about issues, perceptions, and motivations surrounding the DPRK’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs from a North Korean perspective.

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