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John Mecklin


Articles by John Mecklin

20 October 2016
AmericasMiddle East

Ensuring the longevity of the Iran nuclear deal

John Mecklin

To protect the nuclear pact, the United States and Iran should institutionalize their relationships, allowing lower-level officials in the foreign affairs and energy bureaucracies to meet regularly. 

14 September 2016

Climate change: The national security threat

John Mecklin

Three bipartisan groups of US military and national security experts urge the country to adopt a new approach to climate change, because it poses such a daunting array of significant risks to US national security. 

12 July 2016

China ignores international tribunal—as expected

John Mecklin

The Permanent Court of Arbitration rejected Beijing's vast territorial claims in the South China Sea—and Beijing rejected the court's ruling, as major powers often have done

9 July 2016

A UK nuclear vote, as Brexit looms

John Mecklin

Britain's lame duck prime minister announces he will seek a parliamentary vote on renewing the UK's nuclear-missile-bearing submarine fleet, Reuters reports.

21 June 2016

End of the Diablo Canyon era?

John Mecklin

What does the proposed closure of the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant mean for California, and nuclear power in general?

3 May 2016

In this interview, former US ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul discusses US–Russian relations and how they might be improved, given Russian President Vladimir Putin’s suspicious views of US intentions.

27 March 2016

A Nuclear Security Summit primer

John Mecklin

A quick guide to some of our coverage in the run up to the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit

10 March 2016
AmericasAsiaEurope/RussiaMiddle East

Fukushima, five years on

John Mecklin

Experts provide their views on the meaning of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster, five years after the earthquake and tsunami that caused it.