FAS Nuclear Verification Task Force members, Chris Bidwell (FAS), Harvey Rishikof (American Bar Association), and John Lauder (James Garfield Institute) discussed their latest report on nuclear monitoring and verification in the digital age at the Hudson Institute’s January 26 event.
You can watch a video of the entire event here.
From the Federation of American Scientists:
On Friday, January 26, Hudson Institute hosted a discussion on the work of the Nuclear Verification Capabilities Independent Task Force of the Federation of American Scientists (FAS). Task Force members discussed their most recent report, Nuclear Monitoring and Verification in the Digital Age.
Major themes addressed in this report include: the increasing availability of inexpensive and commercially available imagery; widescale electronic distribution of trade data; and the abundance of new media channels available for rapid distribution of updated information and analysis, all with varying degrees of quality and correctness.
Hudson Senior Fellow Richard Weitz moderated the discussion. Copies of the task force report will be available.
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This event will be live streamed on Hudson’s homepage.
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