Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Volume 66 Issue 6

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November/December
2010
Volume: 66
ISSN: 1938-3282
Page count: 141
Issue external URL: Link

Interview

1 November 2010
Interview
The Penn State climate scientist who helped author the “hockey stick” global warming temperature graph describes the campaign to discredit him following the theft of emails, including some he wrote, from

Global forum

1 November 2010
Global forum
As the writers in this symposium illustrate, dealing with Iran’s nuclear program is one of the most important foreign policy issues of the day. Years of stalled talks, diplomatic dead-ends, and sanctions have made it
1 November 2010
Global forum
As the writers in this symposium illustrate, dealing with Iran’s nuclear program is one of the most important foreign policy issues of the day. Years of stalled talks, diplomatic dead-ends, and sanctions have made it

Nuclear notebook

1 November 2010
Nuclear notebook

The authors write about China’s nuclear arsenal, one known for its obscure and opaque nuclear delivery systems and even more inscrutable nuclear weapons storage and production.

Feature

1 November 2010
Feature
Missile defenses have been a source of contention in US-Russian relations since the beginning of the strategic dialogue between the United States and the Soviet Union. Almost every nuclear arms reduction treaty has involved tough
1 November 2010
Feature
At the same time as major powers are saying that they want to rein in nuclear proliferation, they are offering both nuclear energy programs and conventional weapons to client states. Military arms sales may shore up certain
1 November 2010
Feature
Although the Obama administration has highlighted the need to secure fissile material worldwide, domestic efforts to secure highly enriched uranium (HEU) have been sluggish and uninspired. In the post-9/11 era, the United States has
1 November 2010
Feature
As biological and chemical production technologies grow increasingly interrelated, the implications of this convergence for preventing the spread of biological and chemical weapons are becoming more serious. The author writes
1 November 2010
Feature
The author highlights Burma and recent events surrounding its nuclear program to present a case for the development of a UN technical body to investigate countries suspected of having weapons of mass destruction (WMD). International
1 November 2010
Feature
Although many have hailed the 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference as a success, this author argues that some felt the final document hid the resistance of nuclear weapon states to making meaningful commitments to
1 November 2010
Feature

The authors show that the United States has the ability to defend itself from long-range nuclear armed ballistic missiles if it builds the right systems—defenses based on stealthy drones that could shoot down ballistic missiles in powered flight after they have been launched from fixed known sit