Podcast “A Conversation with an Expert,” Featuring Dr. Robert S. Norris, Part 1: 66th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Japan

Dr. Norris’ biography of General Leslie Groves, Racing for the Bomb: General Leslie R. Groves: The Manhattan Project’s Indispensable Man

Listen above to a special edition of FAS Podcast “A Conversation with an Expert,” featuring Los Alamos native Charles P. Blair (FAS Director of Terrorism Analysis Project) interviewing Dr. Robert Standish Norris, Senior Fellow for Nuclear Policy at FAS.

In the first installment of this series, Dr. Norris discusses the personalities behind the Manhattan Project, the lasting lessons from the atomic bombings ending World War II and President Obama’s Nuclear Posture Review.

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FAS Podcast: A Discussion on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty in 2011

Listen to a new edition of the FAS Podcast: “A Conversation With An Expert,” featuring FAS Member, Dr. Pierce Corden. Topics discussed include the current prospects for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), an assessment of Sen. Jon Kyl’s recent statement about the CTBT, what we can expect to see in the future from the Obama Administration and Congress on the CTBT, and much more!

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FAS Podcast: The Way Forward: Nuclear Renaissance and International Peace and Security

Listen to a new edition of the FAS Podcast: “A Conversation With An Expert,” featuring FAS President Dr. Charles Ferguson. Topics discussed include an overview of his presentation at the ninth annual South Korea-United Nations Joint Conference on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Issues, the role of civil society in the nuclear disarmament effort, how the recent U.S. political developments affect future international arms control treaties, the likelihood of nuclear energy expansion in the U.S. and public opinion, the way forward for civil society in the debate surrounding nuclear security, and much more!

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FAS Podcast: Debunking Common Misconceptions About Iran

Listen to a new edition of the FAS Podcast: “A Conversation With An Expert,” featuring Ms. Ivanka Barzashka and Dr. Ivan Oelrich, FAS experts on Iran. Topics discussed include an overview of nuclear negotiations between Iran and the West over the last year, the differences between FAS analysis and the points of view put forward by others in the NGO community and mainstream media, the biggest common misconception about the fuel deal, and much more!

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FAS Podcast: Charles Ferguson, A Nuclear Energy Conference Call

Listen to an FAS Conference Call: “A Conversation With An Expert”, featuring FAS President Dr. Charles Ferguson. The conference call took place on November 4, 2010 with FAS members. The discussion centered around his recent article in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, titled “Next customer, please: The risk in conventional arms sales along with nuclear energy deals.” You can look for this article in the November/December BAS edition. Dr. Ferguson and FAS members discuss certain nuclear energy deals that could result in changing security perceptions and alliances.

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FAS Podcast: FAS President Acknowledges Hiroshima Devastation on 65th Anniversary

Today is the 65th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city of Hiroshima. In acknowledgment of this unconscionable and historic event, FAS President Dr. Charles D. Ferguson speaks about the current state of nuclear security and the threat of nuclear terrorism to the international community in a special edition of the FAS Podcast: “A Conversation With An Expert.”

Topics discussed include an overview of the most urgent nuclear threats facing the international community today, the progress made by the U.S. government in the first half of 2010, FAS efforts to address nuclear security, and much more!

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FAS Podcast: Charles Blair, New Terrorism Analysis Project

Listen to a new edition of the FAS Podcast: “A Conversation With An Expert,” featuring Charles Blair, new Director of the FAS Terrorism Analysis Project. Topics discussed include details on the new Terrorism Analysis Project, the most threatening violent non-state actors, the Pakistan neo-Taliban, the motivations behind a potential nuclear or radiological attack on the U.S. from a violent non-state actor, and much more!

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FAS Conference Call: A Conversation With An Expert – Thursday, 5/20

On Thursday, May 20, 2010, FAS will hold a conference call with members on the technical aspects of Iran’s enrichment program, and the recently issued FAS report– The Twenty Percent Solution: Breaking the Iranian Stalemate.

Dr. Ivan Oelrich, Vice President of the Strategic Security Program, and FAS Researcher Ivanka Barzashka will speak about their proposal to break the Iranian stalemate by reaching a deal to refuel the Tehran research reactor. They will also discuss their assessment of Iran’s enrichment capability, the fuel enrichment plant in Fordow, and Iran’s plan to build ten more enrichment facilities.

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