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FAS Roundup – August 28, 2020

Navigating travel during coronavirus Is it safe to fly? Are airlines listening to scientists’ concerns? Hear FAS President Ali Nouri on …

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National Biodefense Science Board Meeting

On June 18, 2008 the National Biodefense Science Board held their second meeting. The NBSB was created under the 2006 Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act and was established to…

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Iran: Politics, and More from CRS

Has the U.S. adopted a policy of regime change towards Iran? Government officials have sent different signals at different times. In 2006, President George W. Bush called…

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Net Neutrality Revisited, and More from CRS

The principle of “net neutrality,” which requires telecommunications companies to provide equal, non-discriminatory access to the Internet, is likely to be weakened next month when the Federal Communications Commission takes…

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Synthetic Biology and the Chem/Bio Threat

Synthetic biology, a set of technologies related to the design and fabrication of biological systems, poses an emerging hazard but also provides the tools to mitigate that hazard, according to…

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The Riddle of Steel, & More from CRS

Could imported steel pose a threat to U.S. national security? The Trump Administration thinks so. Last week, President Trump directed the Secretary of Commerce to conduct an…

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