Kristensen, Hans M.
Hans M. Kristensen is director of the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists where he provides the public with analysis and background information about the status of nuclear forces and the role of nuclear weapons. He specializes in using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in his research and is a frequent consultant to and is widely referenced in the news media on the role and status of nuclear weapons.
Kristensen is co-author of the Nuclear Notebook column in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and the World Nuclear Forces overview in the SIPRI Yearbook. The Nuclear Notebook is, according to the publisher, “widely regarded as the most accurate source of information on nuclear weapons and weapons facilities available to the public.” His publications are available at http://www.nukestrat.com/pubs.
Between 2002 and 2005, Kristensen was a consultant to the nuclear program at the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington, D.C, where he researched nuclear weapons issues and wrote the report “U.S. Nuclear Weapons In Europe” (February 2005) and co-authored numerous articles including “What’s Behind Bush’s Nuclear Cuts” (Arms Control Today, October 2004) and “The Protection Paradox” (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, March/April 2004). Between 1998 and 2002, Kristensen directed the Nuclear Strategy Project at the Nautilus Institute in Berkeley, CA, and he was a Special Advisor to the Danish Ministry of Defense in 1997-1998 as a member of the Danish Defense Commission. He was a Senior Researcher with the Nuclear Information Unit of Greenpeace International in Washington D.C from 1991 to 1996, prior to which he coordinated the Greenpeace Nuclear Free Seas Campaign in Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden.
2012 December 14, FAS Special Report: Trimming Nuclear Excess: Options for Further Reductions of U.S. and Russian Nuclear Forces
2011 August 10, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: "A Presidential Policy Directive for a New Nuclear Path"
Blog: Strategic Security Blog
2012 February 15: Fourth Nuclear Deterrence Summit, "Perspectives on the 2013 Budget Request and President Obama’s Guidance on the Future of the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Program"
2012 January 20: Arms Control Association, "The Future of the U.S. Nuclear Arsenal: Issues and Policy Options"
In the News:
Nuclear Information Project in the News - List of News Clips
FAS in the News - Complete list of News Clips
2011 August 9: Australian Broadcast Corporation (ABC) Radio - Late Night Live, "Global Nuclear Update"
2011 August 5: Australian Broadcast Corporation (ABC), "One Plus One Friday" (program)
2011 July 1: CNN, "Could Terrorists Take Pakistan Nukes?"
2011 June 29: CNN, "Iran Testing Potential Nuke Missiles?"