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FAS Roundup – March 5, 2018

FAS Senior Fellow and Director of the FAS Defense Posture Project, Dr. Adam Mount, spoke with CNN to discuss North Korea’s recent willingness to discuss denuclearization,…

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FAS Roundup: December 9, 2013

Radioactive theft in Mexico, 3D printing of guns and  more. From the Blogs White House Sets New Goals for Open Government: On December 6, the White House released a new plan which affirms its support for open government values, and set an agenda for the remainder of the current Administration.  A new interagency Classification Review Committee is being established with White House leadership to evaluate proposals for classification reform, and to coordinate their implementation throughout the executive branch. The creation of such a body was the primary recommendation of the Public Interest Declassification Board last year, and it was strongly endorsed by public interest groups. Radioactive Theft in Mexico: What a Thief Doesn't Know Can Kill Him: While the theft of a truck carrying radioactive cobalt made international headlines, this was unfortunately not the first time thieves have exposed themselves or others to lethal radiation. Because cobalt is a solid metal, it is hard to disperse, even with explosives. Yet, this incident reiterates the need for better controls on highly radioactive sources. FAS president Charles Ferguson writes that there needs to be more effective means of tracking shipments, training of response forces, developing replacement technologies for phasing out dispersible sources, and increasing government cooperation in sharing intelligence information about threats to radioactive materials of security concern.

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FAS Roundup – February 21, 2020

US sets sights on Harvard professor and universities over Chinese funding amid heightened fear of IP leaks “We’re hearing a lot of complaints from US researchers that few…

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FAS Roundup – March 13, 2020

Nuclear notebook: Russian nuclear forces, 2020 Russia is in the middle of a decades-long modernization of its strategic and nonstrategic nuclear forces to replace Soviet-era weapons with newer systems.

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FAS Roundup – March 20, 2020

How the U.S. Must Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic For Scientific American, Ali Nouri, FAS president and co-chair of the National Academies’ New Voices initiative, makes the case for collaboration…

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FAS Roundup – August 16, 2016

In Case You Missed It FAS President featured in The Atlantic‘s cover story Dr. Charles D. Ferguson, president of FAS, was featured in journalist Steve Brill’s yearlong investigation of…

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FAS Roundup – October 30, 2017

The U.S. Congressional Budget Office’s new report on the future costs of nuclear weapons cites work by FAS’ Hans Kristensen and Robert Norris. Kristensen’s original analysis of…

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