Alexander H. Rothman

Articles by Alexander H. Rothman

23 March 2011

Fukushima: Another reason to ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

Alexander H. Rothman

Over the past two weeks, the monitoring system put in place under the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) has proved useful in helping the international community weather the effects of Japan's massive 9.0 earthquake. Designed to detect nuclear weapons tests, the CTBT's network of global monitoring stations has enabled the international community to track Fukushima's radioactive plume, which reached the West Coast of the United States last week.

11 February 2011

Pakistan doubles its nuclear arsenal: Is it time to start worrying?

Alexander H. Rothman

According to recent reports in the New York Times and Washington Post, Pakistan has nearly doubled its nuclear arsenal to more than 100 weapons and appears on track to soon surpass Britain as the world's fifth largest nuclear power.