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
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Jonathan Brewer is a visiting professor at the Centre for Science and Security Studies at King’s College, London, where he is working on ways to enhance private sector support to countering proliferation. He retired in March from a career in the UK Foreign Service, the last five years of which were spent on proliferation issues.
The writers in this symposium appear to share the view that the Iranians, if they so choose, have the capability to develop their nuclear program to the point of constructing a nuclear device. This may not be the case.