Public Interest Report: June 2016
President’s Message: What Will the Next President’s Nuclear Policies Be?
by Charles D. Ferguson
The presidential candidates’ debates will soon occur, and the voters must know where the candidates stand on protecting the United States against catastrophic nuclear attacks.
Three-Dimensional Arms Control: A Thought Experiment
by Heather Williams
In order to move beyond old-school arms control, it is useful to revisit the initial goals of arms control.
Welcome Back, Multiple Object Kill Vehicles
by Debalina Ghoshal
Ever since the United States began developing a missile defense system, the focus has been on pursuing a
robust missile defense system.
Nuclear Security and Safety in America: A proposal on illicit trafficking of radioactive material and orphan sources
by Diva Puig
The special nature of nuclear energy requires particular safety and security conditions and stronger protective measures. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), as do other international and regional organizations, provides assessment, but it does not know a great deal about the security status of most Member States.
More From FAS: Highlights and Achievements Throughout Recent Months
The FAS Nuclear Notebook is one of the most widely sourced reference materials worldwide for reliable information about the status of nuclear weapons, and has been published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists since 1987.. The Nuclear Notebook is researched and written by the staff of the Federation of American Scientists’ Nuclear Information Project: Director Hans […]
On 14 April 2023, the Belarusian Ministry of Defence released a short video of a Su-25 pilot explaining his new role in delivering “special [nuclear] munitions” following his training in Russia. The features seen in the video, as well as several other open-source clues, suggest that Lida Air Base––located only 40 kilometers from the Lithuanian border and the […]
A photo in a Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) student briefing from 2022 shows four people inspecting what appears to be a damaged B61 nuclear bomb.
In early-February 2023, the Wall Street Journal reported that U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM) had informed Congress that China now has more launchers for Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) than the United States. The report is the latest in a serious of revelations over the past four years about China’s growing nuclear weapons arsenal and the deepening […]