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
Carbon emissions must decrease quickly, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, if the world is to avoid “severe, widespread, and irreversible [climate] impacts.” But achieving such cuts depends in part on the availability of “key technologies,” and arguments abound against fa
In an interview with Bulletin editor John Mecklin, United Arab Emirates envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency Hamad Alkaabi speaks about his country’s views on the 2015 nuclear deal between six world powers and Iran, whether the Iranian agreement could cause the UAE to reconsider its pr
Israel is unique when it comes to nuclear power. Ever since the nation’s establishment, its leaders have spoken both publicly and privately of their interest in nuclear power, especially for water desalination.
Whenever people read that oil-rich countries in the Middle East are vigorously pursuing nuclear power, they tend to wonder: Why don’t those countries just burn their oil? This article examines economic and strategic considerations behind the Middle Eastern nuclear power boom.