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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Volume 72 Issue 3
May 2016

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Volume 72 Issue 3

Volume: 72
Page count: 197

Nuclear notebook

3 May 2016
Nuclear notebook

Russia is in the middle of a broad modernization of its strategic and nonstrategic nuclear forces, including some new developments.

Interview

3 May 2016
Interview

In this interview, former US ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul discusses US–Russian relations and how they might be improved, given Russian President Vladimir Putin’s suspicious views of US intentions.

3 May 2016

The West is at an inflection point in its relations with Russia; the stakes for having an accurate understanding of its president, Vladimir Putin, have never been higher.

3 May 2016

In the past few months, there have been a number of provocative events between Russia and the West: Russian jets buzz US warships in the Black Sea. Turkey, a NATO member, shoots down a Russian warplane involved in the Syria conflict.

3 May 2016

The Obama administration has stated its intention to avoid a new Cold War, but it has also demonstrated little interest in addressing the core issue in the dispute, namely the regional order in post-Soviet Europe and Eurasia. This “middle way” policy has failed.

3 May 2016

In 1953, US President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned about the hidden costs of what he was to later describe as the “military-industrial complex.” Ike said: “We pay for a single fighter plane with a half million bushels of wheat.

3 May 2016

Despite a great reduction in the number of nuclear arms in the wake of the Cold War, the chance of their use is paradoxically higher than at any time since the tense years of the early 1980s.

Features

3 May 2016
Features

The high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) has long been considered a promising nuclear technology, and several countries are either considering the construction of new HTGRs or pursuing research into the field.

3 May 2016
Features

After the Fukushima disaster of March 2011, the government of Japan created new regulations for nuclear power and nuclear reprocessing (i.e. the recycling of spent fuel).

Global forum

Book review