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
The difference between past nonproliferation failures and the current Iran agreement is made clear by the record of nuclear diplomacy involving four countries that did not sign the NPT or withdrew from it: Israel, India, Pakistan, and North Korea.
Arnold Vedlitz holds the Bob Bullock Chair in Government and Public Policy and directs the Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy at Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government and Public Service.
The remaining survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings are approaching the end of life. Has the world managed over the course of their lifetimes to absorb the lessons of the bombings—and can it manage another 70 years without a wartime nuclear detonation?