Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Volume 73 Issue 4

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July
2017
Volume: 73
Page count: 287
Issue external URL: Link

Nuclear notebook

4 July 2017
Asia
Nuclear notebook

India continues to modernize its nuclear arsenal, with at least four new weapon systems now under development to complement or replace existing nuclear-capable aircraft, land-based delivery systems, and sea-based systems.

4 July 2017

In the age of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, the possible use of nuclear weapons has, horrifyingly, crawled from the dustbin of history.

4 July 2017

In 2012, science historian Alex Wellerstein created NUKEMAP, an online tool that lets users pick a place, pick a type of nuclear weapon, and click a red button that says “detonate” to see the devastating results.

4 July 2017

The United States is not prepared to deal with an attack by a terrorist group using an improvised nuclear device, the author says. It should get prepared, because the risk is real even if the probability is low, and doing so could save a great many lives.

4 July 2017

The public perception that there is no hope for surviving a nuclear attack has been an impediment to planning for the aftermath of such disasters.

4 July 2017

During the past decade, computer models have predicted that the physical impacts of a nuclear exchange between India and Pakistan, or even a single strike on a large city, would be devastating.

4 July 2017
Europe/Russia

The specter of nuclear war in Europe has returned under the regime of Vladimir Putin in Russia. Russia’s large-scale exercises incorporate the scenarios of a limited nuclear strike against NATO as part of Moscow’s “escalation to de-escalate” concept.

4 July 2017

The recollections and reflections of a nuclear winter scientist on the future threat of warfare involving atomic weaponry. Read this article in the July/August issue of our subscription journal.

4 July 2017

The instruments of bi- and multilateral nuclear disarmament and arms control are in a state of despair. Russia and the West have entered a new round of conflict.

4 July 2017

As long as the relationship between Russia and the West continues to be confrontational, the urgent task will be to stabilize and manage the confrontation. For NATO, this primarily means balancing deterrence and assurance measures to its easternmost allies without entering a new arms race.

4 July 2017

Why is the global public so apathetic about nuclear disarmament? To answer this question, this article examines the various arguments made in support of policies meant to rid the world of atomic weapons.

4 July 2017

The existing nuclear-disarmament architecture is under considerable stress.

4 July 2017

During the latter part of the Cold War, many strategists thought of nuclear deterrence and arms control as two of the most essential stabilizing elements of the same strategy in managing an adversarial relationship.

4 July 2017

With tensions running high between the United States and Russia, North Korea conducting nuclear tests, and every nuclear-armed nation modernizing its arsenal, the world seems headed toward greater nuclear instability.

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