Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Volume 65 Issue 5

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September
2009
Volume: 65
ISSN: 0096-3402
Page count: 89
Issue external URL: Link

Feature

1 September 2009
Feature
As the International Atomic Energy Agency's director-general, Mohamed ElBaradei stood up to the United States, prevented a widening Middle East conflict, and won the Nobel Peace Prize. Yet as he prepares to leave, the future
1 September 2009
Feature
With Yucca Mountain dead, the United States needs an alternative home for its nuclear waste. It would do well to look to Germany, which invented interim dry-cask storage and still relies on the technology today to store its spent
1 September 2009
Feature
A senior scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory outlines the rationale for retiring land-based ballistic missiles and leaving a strategic dyad of submarine-launched missiles and air-delivered weapons as the backbone of
1 September 2009
Feature
Over the last 10 years, India has taken on a significant challenge: become a great power in space-, missile-, and nanotechnology, and do it with the help of a new friend–the United States. But is U.S.-Indian technology-sharing still seen as harmless international engagement?
1 September 2009
Feature
It might not be easy for a terrorist group to obtain a nuclear weapon, but the opportunities are out there. One way to stop them–form an elite intelligence team tasked solely with preventing a nuclear terrorist attack.
1 September 2009
Feature
Would the Reykjavik summit between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev have rid the world of nuclear weapons if only J. Robert Oppenheimer had been present? In this dramatization, Richard Rhodes explores the “what if”

Nuclear notebook

1 September 2009
Nuclear notebook

Pakistan is enhancing its nuclear weapon capabilities across the board by developing and deploying new nuclear-capable missiles and expanding its capacity to produce fissile materials for use in weapons.