FAS Roundup – December 31, 2018

Kim Jong Un’s Warning to Trump

FAS’ Ankit Panda examines Kim Jong-un’s New Year’s Day speech, writing for POLITICO Magazine: “North Korea’s leader is telling Washington that his patience is wearing out […] In two words, Kim’s message for the United States: ‘Your turn.'” 

Interior’s Proposed FOIA Limits May Be Illegal, Watchdogs Say

Steven Aftergood told Bloomberg Environment: The U.S. Department of the Interior “can’t pick and choose which request it wants to fulfill.” 

N.K. leader puts onus on Trump to resolve nuclear impasse

Adam Mount told Yonhap News: The U.S.-North Korea “stalemate” will continue for now, but could “collapse suddenly.” 

 

Kim ready to talk more with Trump but says not to test North

Adam Mount told AP: U.S. should move “decisively” to find out if North Korea is willing to go toward a “verified cap” on their arsenal. 

 

(Audio) Second Summit with North Korea Coming

Ankit Panda discusses progress on the Korean Peninsula and what “denuclearization” means to both North Korea and the United States. 

FAS welcomes Dr. Michael A. Fisher
The Federation of American Scientists is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael A. Fisher will join the organization as Senior Fellow. Dr. Fisher is both a molecular biologist and citizen scientist, his expertise at the intersection of science and policy. 

 

FAS President’s op-ed among The Bulletin‘s best of 2018
President Ali Nouri and Shahram Seyedin-Noor‘s op-ed on synthetic biology’s potential and risks was among the best pieces on disruptive tech. 

 

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