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
Jonathan Herbach is a lecturer in public international law at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, as well as a research fellow specialized in nuclear security and arms control law at the university's Centre for Conflict and Security Law.
The author argues that developing countries considering the adoption or expansion of nuclear power sectors must establish a sustainable process for nuclear development, an appropriate framework for safety, and a productive approach toward public attitudes on nuclear power.
The author argues that due to a range of challenges, ranging from the dangers of terrorism to the difficulty of evacuating Karachi, Pakistan will face high risks if it enlarges its nuclear power sector.
Silent Spring author Rachel Carson warned the public about chemical poisons by emphasizing their similarities to radioactive fallout from bomb tests such as Castle Bravo, which caused international consternation.
Eric Schlosser is the author of The New York Times bestsellers Fast Food Nation and Reefer Madness. His work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and The Nation.
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.
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.
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.