The Doomsday Clock is an internationally recognized design that conveys how close we are to destroying our civilization with dangerous technologies of our own making. First and foremost among these are nuclear weapons, but the dangers include climate-changing technologies, emerging... Read More
Henry Sokolski is executive director of The Nonproliferation Policy Education Center in Arlington, Virginia; an adjunct professor at Georgetown University; and author of Underestimated: Our Not So Peaceful Nuclear Future (Strategic Studies Institute, 2016).
Japan, China, and South Korea want to reprocess spent nuclear fuel to produce plutonium-based civilian reactor fuels. This could start a nuclear explosive materials arms race in East Asia—something the United States has been all too quiet about.