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March 2014

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Volume 70 Issue 2

Volume: 70
Page count: 85

Interview

1 March 2014
Interview

In this interview, author and investigative journalist Eric Schlosser talks with the Bulletin about his recently published book Command and Control.

Global forum

1 March 2014
Global forum

Lack of access to modern energy services represents a pressing problem in the developing world, not least for women.

1 March 2014
Global forum

Lack of access to modern energy services represents a pressing problem in the developing world, not least for women.

1 March 2014
Global forum

Lack of access to modern energy services represents a pressing problem in the developing world, not least for women.

Reflections

1 March 2014
Reflections

This book excerpt argues that the growth of nuclear weapons technology has concentrated the power to kill entire populations in the executive branch and made the US president effectively an elected monarch.

Feature

1 March 2014
Feature

In this article, a worker at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station gives his eyewitness account of what happened there on March 11, 2011, in the immediate wake of a massive earthquake and tsunami that caused three of the station’s reactor cores to melt.

1 March 2014
Feature

Recent protests against the exclusion of Chinese scientists from an international conference held in the United States only scratch the surface of the formal and informal system of controls now in place to limit the access of foreign visitors to knowledge production at US research sites.

1 March 2014
Feature

The United States maintains huge stockpiles of plutonium and highly enriched uranium (HEU) for weapons use—far larger than needed for any conceivable military contingency.

1 March 2014
Feature

Two recent developments in South Asia have increased the risk of an accelerated arms race between India and Pakistan.

Nuclear notebook

1 March 2014
Asia
Nuclear notebook

Russia has taken important steps in modernizing its nuclear forces since early 2013, including the continued development and deployment of new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), construction of ballistic missile submarines, and development of a new strategic bomber.