William Burr

Articles by William Burr

4 August 2015

Seven decades after Hiroshima, is there still a nuclear taboo?

William BurrJeffrey Kimball

Moral inhibitions and practical hurdles have played a role in avoiding nuclear war. That doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll continue to do so.

19 January 2009

The history of Iran's nuclear energy program

William Burr

Editor's note: The following article is drawn from a long-form analysis of the history of the Iranian nuclear program in the Bulletin's January/February 2009 edition. That analysis can be found here.

1 January 2009
Long before their current nuclear crisis, the united States and Iran overcame concerns about proliferation and sovereign rights to negotiate a nuclear accord. Can they do it again?
1 May 2006
When President Richard Nixon took office he was confronted with evidence that Israel would soon have the Bomb. Newly declassified documents divulge what happened next.
1 January 2003
Richard Nixon thought a secret, worldwide nuclear alert would remain unknown to the American public, and he was right. But his strategy–to threaten the Soviets into helping bring an end to the Vietnam war–was unsuccessful. They may not even have noticed.