by Charles D. Ferguson, Ph.D. Senator Sam Nunn has often underscored that humanity is in “a race between cooperation and catastrophe.” As co-chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative,…Read more
Public Interest Reports
FAS’s online, quarterly science and security journal featuring articles by members of the FAS network on issues related to foreign policy and national security.
For prior issues of the FAS Public Interest Report from 1946-2005 see the PIR archive.
by Charles D. Ferguson, Ph.D. 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. While debating foreign policy and national security issues, the Democratic and Republican candidates could reach an apparent agreement about the…Read more
by Heather Williams The George W. Bush Administration is not typically viewed as the paragon of arms control. This was the Administration that withdrew from the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty in 2002, agreed to the Moscow Treaty that same year with no verification provisions, and generally eschewed traditional approaches to…Read more
The Unha-3: Assessing the Successful North Korean Satellite Launch February 20, 2013
by Markus Schiller and Robert Schmucker On December 12, 2012, North Korea finally succeeded in placing an object into low Earth orbit. Recovered debris of the launcher’s first stage verified…Read more