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.



Government Secrecy and Censorship

by Alexander DeVolpi From its beginning, the Federation of American Scientists has been immersed in policies and issues regarding government secrecy and censorship. By…

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FAS History, 1961-1963

by Freeman Dyson “I was chairman of FAS from 1962-63. Fifty-year-old memories are hopelessly unreliable and historically worthless. Fortunately, my mother preserved the letters…

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FAS Engagement With China

by Richard L. Garwin “Supporting and expanding on Frank von Hippel’s cogent and exciting narrative of some of the great accomplishments of the Federation…

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