Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Volume 69 Issue 1

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January
2013
Volume: 69
ISSN: 1938-3282
Page count: 70
Issue external URL: Link

Interview

1 January 2013
Interview
Economist and statesman George P. Shultz has held four federal Cabinet posts, taught at three universities, and worked as president of a major company. In this interview, he talks about two missions: reducing nuclear weapons and reducing carbon emissions.

Special issue: French nuclear exit?

1 January 2013
Special issue: French nuclear exit?
The French political consensus supports both civilian and military nuclear programs as part of a national identity that presupposes France’s global influence.
1 January 2013
Special issue: French nuclear exit?
France is at an energy crossroads.
1 January 2013
Special issue: French nuclear exit?
Many countries rethought their domestic nuclear power programs after the meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. In fact, even France—which generates half of the European Union’s nuclear electricity—has a new approach to nuclear power and to energy policy.
1 January 2013
Special issue: French nuclear exit?
The current political consensus favors continued reliance on civilian nuclear power in France, but a reduction in that reliance was discussed during the 2012 presidential election, and debate on that score continues.
1 January 2013
Special issue: French nuclear exit?

Features

1 January 2013
Features
One of the problems with assessing the emerging threats from advances in biotechnology and the life sciences is that there are two competing narratives for understanding biotechnology development: one based on the notion of a biotech revolution and the other based on biotech evolution.

Nuclear notebook

1 January 2013
Nuclear notebook

In this Nuclear Notebook, guest author Timothy McDonnell reviews the five states that developed nuclear weapons outside the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty—India, Israel, North Korea, Pakistan, and South Africa—and explores the milestones associated with each country’s weapons program.