FAS Roundup – March 11, 2019

By March 11, 2019

Mount: Can’t bet “all or nothing” on North Korea’s denuclearization

Adam Mount (Director, Defense Posture Project) appeared on CNN Newsroom with Victor Blackwell to discuss the recent activity at North Korea’s Sohae rocket launching facility and the new report of the FAS International Study Group on North Korea Policy.


(AUDIO) Addressing the threats from North Korea

Mount discussed in detail the Study Group’s recommendations for managing a nuclear-armed North Korea on ABC News Radio (AU). 

How Pakistan Navigates the Saudi-Iranian Rivalry

Ankit Panda (Adjunct Senior Fellow, Defense Posture Project) spoke on a panel at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) to discuss Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Iran. Panda authored a recent report for USIP titled, Pakistan’s Approach to Navigating the Saudi-Iranian Split.

Maintaining US Leadership in Science & Technology

Bolstering U.S. leadership in science and technology was the theme of last week’s House Science, Space, and Technology Committee hearing. Topics covered in the hearing by committee members and witnesses from the National Academies, industry, and academia included:

  • Challenges in U.S. science education and diversity in the research community
  • The need for strong and steady research funding
  • The importance of industry-academic partnerships

Read the latest FAS Congressional Hearing Readout for a detailed review of the hearing and video highlights of witness testimonies. 

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The Mueller Report: Can Congress Get It?

There are exceptions to the Attorney General’s power to withold portions of the pending report of the Special Counsel, according to the Congressional Research Service. 

All Major Military Operations Rely on Contractors

Military contractors are such an integral part of U.S. military forces that “most military operations will include contracted support,” a newly updated Pentagon manual explains. 

Steven Aftergood directs the FAS Project on Government Secrecy. To stay up-to-date with his analysis and release of Congressional Research Service reports, subscribe to Secrecy News

Last Call FAS Intl. Study Group on DPRK Policy Report Release

March 21 from 9:30-11 a.m. (Washington, DC)
Study Group co-director Adam Mount and members Jieun Baek and Tom Plant will discuss the report at USIP. Moderated by NPR’s Elise Hu. RSVP 


International Study Group on North Korea Policy Briefing

March 28, 2019 at 6 p.m. (New York)
FAS’ Adam Mount and Mira Rapp-Hooper of the International Study Group on North Korea Policy will discuss their latest report on North Korea strategy. Tickets 

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