Press Releases

15 November 2016

8 November 2016

11 October 2016

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has announced that Lew Watts has been named vice chair; and that John Balkcom and Marjorie Benton have been elected to the Governing Board.

16 August 2016
Missiles are a critical component of a country’s nuclear weapons arsenal, which is one reason why concern over missile proliferation is widespread among policy experts. Yet, there is no consensus on how to respond to the WMD missile challenge.
9 August 2016
Today, 71 years later, the world remembers one of the most lethal bomb attacks in world history. In the immediate aftermath of the atomic blast at Nagasaki, anywhere from 45,000 to 75,000 lives were lost. In many ways, Nagasaki is a more realistic – and thus alarming – case study of what a modern nuclear strike might look like. Hiroshima was considered an ideal military target: a medium-size population center that had been untouched by conventional weapons with a sizable troop concentration. Nagasaki, on the other hand, had no major troop concentration. It did have the Mitsubishi industrial complex, but the main reason it was chosen as the target that day was because the primary target – Kyushu – had poor visibility. Nagasaki’s hilly geography, unsuited for a nuclear strike but suitable for surviving one, accounted for the minor difference in the loss of life between the two blasts.
27 July 2016

19 July 2016

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is excited to partner with the Stimson Center on the UNSCR 1540 International Student Essay Contest. The Stimson Center, which launched the contest in April, is looking for innovative ideas from students around the globe to prevent the proliferation of the world’s most dangerous weapons.

11 July 2016

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is pleased to announce our participation in the James Timbie Forum for Arms Control and Nonproliferation in Washington, DC. We’ll be hosting the morning session this Friday, July 15th; David Sanger of the New York Times will give a keynote address entitled: Communicating National Security.

6 July 2016

In their article on China’s security agenda in the South China Sea, experts John Lewis and Xue Litai quote Chinese president Xi Jinping: “History and experience tell us that a country will rise if it commands the oceans well and will fall if it surrenders them.”

17 June 2016

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' "Voices of Tomorrow" competition features regular essays, op-ed articles, and multimedia presentations written or produced by a high school student, college undergraduate, or graduate student. Submissions must address some aspect of at least one of the Bulletin's core issues: nuclear weapons, nuclear energy, climate change, biosecurity, and emerging technologies.

7 June 2016

Bulletin Media Contact: Janice Sinclaire, [email protected]

1 June 2016

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is pleased to announce the publication of its 2015 Annual Report. It reviews a spectacular year for the organization—a year in which the Bulletin marked its 70th anniversary, welcomed Rachel Bronson as executive director and publisher, and enjoyed record-high readership and media attention for its commitment to influencing public discussion about nuclear weapons, climate change, and emerging threats to global security.