FAS Roundup – January 7, 2019

FAS Chair Named to National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence Gilman Louie, Chair of the FAS Board of Directors, was named to the U.S. National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence. The commission was created by the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act to review how advances in AI, machine learning, and related technologies could affect U.S. national [...] Read More

FAS Roundup – December 17, 2018

Don’t ‘Block the Path to Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula,’ North Korea Warns US Ankit Panda writes in The Diplomat: “Pyongyang has been careful not to commit itself to a particular course of action […] this year’s statements — and the ‘tactical’ weapon test earlier this month — amount to shots across Trump’s bow ahead of the summit.” → U.S. [...] Read More

FAS Roundup – December 10, 2018

FAS researchers selected as Nuclear Scholars FAS’ own Matt Korda (Nuclear Information Project, left) and Abigail Stowe-Thurston (Defense Posture Project, right) were selected as 2019 Nuclear Scholars for the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Project on Nuclear Issues (CSIS PONI). → Trump moving ahead with second Kim summit despite frustrations Adam Mount told ABC: “The North Koreans calculated that they can come up [...] Read More

FAS Roundup – December 3, 2018

FAS endorses joint statement to United Nations FAS’ Jenifer Mackby endorsed a joint NGO statement to the United Nations Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) Meeting of States Parties in Geneva this week to: show the significance of NGO experts in analyzing science and technology implications for the BWC support the development of governance mechanisms, codes of conduct, and education and urge financial sustainability of [...] Read More

FAS Roundup – November 19, 2018

North Korea tests new ‘tactical’ weapon, releases U.S. prisoner Adam Mount spoke to Reuters about North Korea’s latest weapon test: “They’re trying to signal that they are willing to walk away from talks and restart weapons testing. It is the most explicit in a series of escalating statements designed to send this message.” → Trump, Who Loves Nukes and [...] Read More