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Dan Drollette Jr

Associate Editor

Articles by Dan Drollette Jr

14 September 2014
Americas

Blinding them with science: Is development of a banned laser weapon continuing?

Dan Drollette Jr

It is clear that lasers are being aimed at eyes in combat situations, but the militaries involved say the intent is not to blind but to warn or protect against attack.

 

8 August 2014
Asia

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: The many retrospectives

Dan Drollette Jr

A look at the many attempts, past and present, to put the atomic bombings into perspective

6 July 2014
Middle East

The money behind the Islamic State

Dan Drollette Jr

With friends like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the Gulf states funding jihadi extremists in Syria and Iraq, does the United States need enemies?

23 June 2014

No one builds bases like Americans

Dan Drollette Jr

Sometimes an overseas base can do more harm than good

2 June 2014
Americas

The Clean Air Act's second act

Dan Drollette Jr

The Obama administration's new climate change regulation is based on a 1970 law aimed at smog-reduction. But yesterday's concerns were actually not so different than today's.

20 May 2014
Middle East

The historic debate about Iran’s nuclear program

Dan Drollette Jr

Today's doubts about Iran's nuclear program are anything but new.

5 May 2014
Europe/Russia

Chernobyl’s sarcophagus, redux

Dan Drollette Jr

Twenty-eight years later, Chernobyl is entombed again. But have we learned anything in the meanwhile?

28 April 2014
Americas

The rising cost of decommissioning a nuclear power plant

Dan Drollette Jr

Even without ongoing monitoring and security costs, the average reactor now costs about $500 million to deactivate.

11 April 2014
AsiaEurope/Russia

The hubris of Fukushima and Chernobyl

Dan Drollette Jr

A new report suggests the Fukushima disaster is unlikely to pose Chernobyl-scale health risks. But both accidents had major environmental and social effects, and they share an underlying cause: a belief in nuclear infallibility.

2 April 2014

The Bulletin's authoritative climate change coverage—from 1978

Dan Drollette Jr

One of the earliest uses of "climate change" in a general interest publication

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