Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Volume 65 Issue 4

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July
2009
Volume: 65
ISSN: 0096-3402
Page count: 81
Issue external URL: Link

It Is 5 Minutes To Midnight

1 July 2009
It Is 5 Minutes To Midnight
President Barack Obama has outlined an impressive arms control agenda, but he will need informed and active people throughout the world to help him realize it.

Feature

1 July 2009
Feature
The international system's dynamic, constantly changing character should warn against contemplating a grand disarmament plan along traditional lines. We need a new theory because we have a new system.
1 July 2009
Feature
U.S. utilities looking to finance new nuclear plants are running into formidable barriers. Florida's regulating and cost recovery plans are an attempt to surmount them.
1 July 2009
Feature
Confronted with stringent goals for greenhouse gas emissions reductions, germany is trying to find the right balance of energy sources and efficiency measures to meet electricity demand. Nuclear may or may not be part of the mix.
1 July 2009
Feature
Since the Cold War, arms control negotiations have been strictly a bilateral affair between Washington and Moscow. But as times have changed, so must this dynamic. Enter China.
1 July 2009
Feature
North Korea badly needs energy assistance and has long wanted it in the form of light water reactors, creating a potential bargaining chip in the next round of discussions with Pyongyang.

Interview

1 July 2009
Interview
With climate change now front and center on the Obama administration's radar, a leading climate researcher's decades-long effort to communicate to the public the true scope of menace is bearing fruit.

Nuclear notebook

1 July 2009
Nuclear notebook

Of 100 types of U.S. warheads developed since 1945, only 15 remain active. New warhead production ceased in 1992, but modified warheads continue to be introduced.