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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FAS Roundup – September 30, 2019

Rapidly expanding nuclear arsenals in Pakistan and India portend regional and global catastrophe Hans Kristensen co-authors a new study in Science Advances magazine on the effects of a potential nuclear war between India and Pakistan. New START Treaty Data Shows Treaty Keeping Lid On Strategic Nukes In his latest Strategic Security blog, Hans Kristensen writes about the current state of […]

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FAS Roundup – October 7, 2019

Trump is threatening to wage economic war on a country the US bases nukes in “Incirlik is ‘radically different than any other nuclear storage site,’ given the political instability there” Hans Kristensen tells Business Insider about the air base, still housing parts of the US nuclear arsenal. North Korea touts ICBM developments in KCTV film “It’s an ominous […]

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FAS Roundup – October 14, 2019

Join FAS president Ali Nouri and former Australian navy officer and N Square fellow Peter Waring as they take to the skies to discuss challenges with the multinational operation to find Malaysian Airlines MH370. Urgent: Move US Nuclear Weapons Out Of Turkey In his latest Strategic Security blog post, Hans Kristensen asks “If there were no U.S. nuclear weapons in Turkey and someone […]

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FAS Roundup – October 21, 2019

US ballistic missile defenses, 2019 Read the latest Nuclear Notebook on US ballistic missile defenses from FAS research associate Matt Korda and expert Hans Kristensen. Is continued US missile defense enhancement destabilizing, as potential adversaries could attempt to build offensive systems to offset the United States’ defensive systems? Read FAS expert Steven Aftergood‘s latest Secrecy News blog posts, from the costs of combatting malicious […]

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FAS Roundup – October 28, 2019

A winding romp through advances in cell biology pushes readers to ponder the boundaries of life “What is life, and how might our understanding of it change with our ever-increasing capability to manipulate it?” Mike Fisher asks in a review of Philip Ball’s How to Grow a Human. Defense 2020 Adam Mount joins CSIS’s Kathleen Hicks to discuss Democratic candidates […]

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FAS Roundup – November 4, 2019

Air-launched Ballistic Missiles Read the latest report from Adam Mount and Eugene Saad, on the history and use of ALBMs. “Air-launched ballistic missiles are instructive for understanding the contemporary missile challenge.” Heading into 2020, Trump Defends Faltering North Korea Talks as a Win “If North Korea launches another missile this year, it’ll be the busiest missile testing year in its […]

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FAS Roundup – November 11, 2019

FBI sees universities as more helpful in foreigner crackdown “A lot of what we’re seeing is the US government potentially re-evaluating the nature of fundamental research,” Michael Fisher tells Times Higher Education about recent scrutiny targeting foreign government talent recruitment programs. Contribute to next week’s Senate hearing on the balance between open science and security, and foreign government talent […]

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