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.



Misconceptions and the Spread of Infectious Disease

by Brittany Linkous New and improved medical treatments for infectious diseases are vital to improving global health security; however, public education is equally important. Myths and misperceptions regarding infectious diseases…

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A Scenario for Jihadist Nuclear Revenge

by Edward A. Friedman and Roger K. Lewis The Greatest Threat The weapon was ready, a simple fission device similar to the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima. It had been finally…

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