FAS Roundup – August 6, 2018

By August 6, 2018

Russia’s nuclear arsenal: All bark and no bite?

Hans Kristensen told Fox News: “When we hear governments talking about the size of their stockpiles, they often compare them to the Cold War […] It’s a very poor comparison because you could do a lot more with what you have today.” 

Trump’s Iran Sanctions Reimposition Takes the JCPOA One Step Closer to Collapse
Ankit Panda writes for The Diplomat: The JCPOA no longer works in the way it was designed. 

Classified Human Subjects Research Continues at DOE 
A dozen classified programs that involved research on human subjects were underway last year at the Department of Energy, which refers broadly to the collection of scientific data from human subjects. 

Accountability of Presidential Advisors, & More from CRS
New reports from the Congressional Research Service this week include: Advising the President: Rules Governing Access and Accountability of Presidential AdvisorsRegulation of Cell-Cultured Meat, and more. 

Steven Aftergood publishes analysis and new/updated Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports in the FAS Secrecy News blog. To subscribe to the FAS Secrecy News mailing list, click here.

Dr. Ali Nouri (President, Federation of American Scientists) participated in a workshop for a report released by Georgetown University’s Institute of Law & Policy on improving technical expertise in Congress — and possibly reviving the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA).

?The OTA archive is made available online by FAS.


Jenifer Mackby (Senior Fellow, International Security) is a signatory on a joint NGO position paper for the ongoing Biological Weapons Convention Meeting of Experts in Geneva, Switzerland (August 7-16).

?You can read the full paper here.

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