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FAS works to provide science-based analysis of catastrophic threats to national and international security and to develop policy solutions to reduce these threats. FAS experts examine issues related to nuclear weapons policy, disarmament, nuclear energy, radiological and nuclear terrorism, energy security, chemical and biological weapons and government secrecy policy.

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FAS staff and affiliates come from a variety of scientific and academic backgrounds. With professional experience in aeronautical engineering, biology, environmental science, government, physics, nuclear engineering, law, and political science, our experts work to provide technical and skilled analysis on a variety of catastrophic threats to security.

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France’s Choice for Naval Nuclear Propulsion: Why Low-Enriched Uranium Was Chosen

This special report is a result of an FAS task force on French naval nuclear propulsion and explores France’s decision to switch from highly-enriched uranium (HEU) to low-enriched uranium (LEU). By detailing the French Navy’s choice to switch to LEU fu …

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Upcoming Events

FAS 70th Anniversary Symposium and Awards Gala

September 28, 2016 –Top of the Hill Banquet and Conference Center Reserve Officers Association Building, 1 Constitution Ave NE Washington, DC 20002 FAS would like to thank all supporters, sponsors, and attendees for making our 70th-anniversary event a …

30 Years After the Accident: The Meaning of Chernobyl Today?

April 26, 2016 Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Leading experts came together to discuss Chernobyl on the eve of its 30th anniversary, the lessons learned, and possible implications that this fateful event has for the nuclear industry today. …

Finishing the Race: Eliminating and Minimizing Fissile Materials and High-Risk Radioactive Sources

On March 30, at the 2016 NGO conference, “Solutions for a Secure Nuclear Future” (www.ssnf2016.org) preceding the official Nuclear Security Summit, FAS President Charles D. Ferguson presented on the topic of reducing the risk of high-activity radioacti …

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