Emerging Disruptive Technologies and Their Potential Threat to Strategic Stability and National Security
Christopher Bidwell and Bruce MacDonald‘s latest report details several emerging technologies that may pose national security risks, including artificial intelligence, hypersonics, and other emerging technologies.
New satellite images suggest military buildup in Russia’s strategic Baltic enclave
Building off Hans Kristensen‘s June 2018 report, CNN published a new report on Russia’s nuclear upgrades in the Kaliningrad region featured on the Situation Room, citing FAS’ Kristensen. →
Russia hits a snag in developing a hypersonic weapon – after Putin said it was already in production
Kristensen was quoted by CNBC: Russia has “been flight-testing this system for a long time.” →
This is exactly how a nuclear war would kill you
Kristensen’s global nuclear arsenal data was cited in a piece by Vox on the process, risks, and nuances of nuclear war. →
Former FBI agent gets four years in prison for leaking classified documents
Steven Aftergood told The Post: “There’s an enduring tension between government secrecy and a free press […] tipping in favor of law enforcement.” →
DOE Declassifies Declassification of Downblending Move
The Department of Energy has declassified the decision to classify its intention to make 25 metric tons of Highly Enriched Uranium available for downblending into Low Enriched Uranium for tritium production use. →
Democracy in Decline?
Democracy as a political system has not advanced around the world in the past decade and by some measures it has actually declined, a new report from the Congressional Research Service observes. →