Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Volume 73 Issue 3

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May
2017
Volume: 73
Page count: 203
Issue external URL: Link

Interview

4 May 2017
Interview

In this interview, environmentalist, entrepreneur, and author Paul Hawken discusses Project Drawdown, “the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming.” Hawken, who leads the project and edited the just-published book Drawdown, explains why his team felt it necessary to create

4 May 2017
Americas

The current plan for US nuclear modernization would replace the nation’s aging Minuteman III missiles with next-generation missiles known as the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent, at a cost of $100 billion or more.

4 May 2017
AmericasAsiaEurope/Russia

The US long-range standoff (LRSO) weapon program is clearly a major factor in the worldwide trend toward fielding nuclear-armed cruise missiles.

4 May 2017
AmericasEurope/Russia

Over the last two administrations, protection of the homeland has formally been the top priority of US missile defense efforts.

4 May 2017
Americas

The US nuclear modernization program is slated to bring profound changes to all three legs of the nuclear triad. But with Donald Trump in office, modernization now operates in a different context.

4 May 2017
Americas

Statesmen such as William Perry and Mikhail Gorbachev are growing increasingly concerned about global nuclear tensions. Their concern springs in large measure from the nuclear modernizations being conducted by all major nuclear powers.

4 May 2017
Europe/Russia

The start of multilateral negotiations for a nuclear ban treaty will lead to renewed discussions about the role of nuclear weapons in NATO. It is an opportunity to review the alliance’s nuclear weapons policy in light of this new international dynamic.

4 May 2017

After spending more than 1 trillion yen ($9 billion) on its Monju prototype fast-neutron breeder reactor, Japan’s government finally decided in December 2016 to decommission it entirely.

Global forum