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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Volume 72 Issue 1
January 2016

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Volume 72 Issue 1

Volume: 72
Page count: 61

Global forum

2 January 2016
Global forum

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

2 January 2016

The nuclear agreement that Iran and six major world powers signed in 2015 has focused the international community’s attention on Middle Eastern nuclear politics.

2 January 2016
Middle East

Turki al-Faisal has long had access to some of the innermost circles of power in Saudi Arabia.

2 January 2016
Middle East

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

2 January 2016

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.

2 January 2016
Middle East

The leading international vendors of nuclear power reactors are competing hard to sell to the Middle East as markets dry up at home.

2 January 2016

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.

2 January 2016

As implementation of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal begins, five other states in the Middle East are moving forward with civilian nuclear power programs.

Nuclear notebook

2 January 2016
Nuclear notebook

Newly declassified documents from the US Defense Department show how many nuclear weapons the United States deployed at sea between 1953 and 1991.