Despite progress in reducing nuclear weapon arsenals since the Cold War, the world’s combined inventory of nuclear warheads remains at a very high level.
The Defense Posture Project tracks disruptions to strategic stability in order to provide innovative concepts for maintaining deterrence over the coming decades.
The Pentagon is currently planning to replace its current arsenal of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) with a brand-new missile force, despite budget and life-cycle concerns.
The FAS Nuclear Notebook is one of the most widely sourced reference materials worldwide for reliable information about the status of nuclear weapons.
For decades, the Federation of American Scientists website has hosted vast and valuable archives of data relating to nuclear weapons.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED After decades of reductions in the number and salience of nuclear weapons, they are once again at the center of international security. All nine nuclear-armed states are updating their arsenals and several are expanding them. But despite new military technology and new risks, the concepts underpinning nuclear deterrence have changed little […]
From 1991-2021 the FAS Project on Government Secrecy worked to reduce the scope of government secrecy and to promote public access to government information by seeking reform of national security classification and declassification policies. The Project published previously undisclosed or hard-to-find government documents of public policy interest as well as related reporting and analysis in the Secrecy News […]