FAS Roundup – July 22, 2019

North Korea tests new short range missiles “They can also modify their ballistic trajectory to arrive faster to target, and possibly avoid, missile defenses as they do,” said FAS expert Adam Mount on the capabilities of new DPRK missile tests. North Korea Launches Two Short-Range Missiles, South Korea Says “Without an agreement to restrict missile tests, it is […]

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FAS Roundup – July 27, 2019

In Memoriam: The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty Dies For the Nation, Matt Korda lays a wreath on the grave of the INF, and how its end could usher in an era of renewed missile production–and what it could mean for the future of other arms-reduction treaties. The INF Treaty Officially Died Today In their latest Strategic Security Blog, FAS […]

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FAS Roundup – August 5, 2019

Japan and South Korea Are Learning the Wrong Lessons From China From FAS research assistant Mercedes Trent, with tensions high and relations deteriorating, how are familiar Chinese tactics fueling the feud between Japan and South Korea? “The adoption of a rival’s coercive tactics by a U.S. ally is alarming.” As U.S. pivots to China, nuclear non-proliferation fades into […]

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FAS Roundup – August 12, 2019

U.S. Experts Want Details On Blast At Russian Missile Test Site “Somebody managed to convince the Russian leadership that this was a good idea,” FAS expert Ankit Panda tells NPR. Listen to his analysis on Morning Edition and this week’s WAMU’s 1A. Fast, low and hard to stop: North Korea’s missile tests crank up the threat level After another round […]

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FAS Roundup – August 19, 2019

Sunday’s US Missile Launch, Explained. In their latest Strategic Security blog, Hans Kristensen and Matt Korda break down the recent Tomahawk missile launch, and what this test means for the post-INF world. The SpyCast Conversation with Matt Korda Listen to Matt Korda in conversation with Vince Houghton from the International Spy Museum, where they discuss the Skyfall missile explosion, no-first-use, and the future […]

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FAS Roundup – August 26, 2019

Tactical nuclear weapons, 2019 In the latest Nuclear Notebook, Hans Kristensen and Matt Korda examine tactical nuclear weapons in world nuclear arsenals. The United States, Pakistan, and Russia are modernizing their tactical nuclear arsenals, adding new types to the inventory and increasing the role and salience of tactical nuclear weapons in their military strategies, undermining arms control agreements.  Challenges Pile up […]

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FAS Roundup – September 2, 2019

Federation of American Scientists joins leading science, engineering and international education organizations in calling for fairer treatment of foreign-born scientists in the face of policies that could put a chill on the participation of foreign nationals in the scientific enterprise. New Missile Silo And DF-41 Launchers Seen In Chinese Nuclear Missile Training Area In his latest Strategic Security […]

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FAS Roundup – September 9, 2019

Peer pressure: 60 science groups call for end to Washington’s crackdown on foreign-born researchers “When you get a briefing from the administration about their concerns, they tell you it’s China and the Thousand Talents Programme,” FAS president Ali Nouri tells SCMP about new administration efforts to limit the kinds of research in which foreign scientists can participate. FAS expert Steven […]

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FAS Roundup – September 16, 2019

A collaboratively derived international research agenda on legislative science advice How do we best provide scientific evidence and advice to policymakers in an increasingly complex world? FAS president Ali Nouri co-authors a new article in Nature answering just that. A Leaker’s Motives Are Irrelevant, Gov’t Says In his latest Secrecy News blog, FAS expert Steven Aftergood writes that “disclosing classified information without authorization is […]

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FAS Roundup – September 23, 2019

Nuclear weapons: Explained in numbers BBC Reality Check takes a look at facts and figures behind world nuclear arsenals in a great explanatory video featuring research from the Nuclear Information Project. Blast, Radiation Unnerve Russians Living Near Test Site It wouldn’t be an overstatement to call the failed Skyfall missile test “a kind of flying Chernobyl,” Matt Korda tells […]

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