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
A new report suggests the Fukushima disaster is unlikely to pose Chernobyl-scale health risks. But both accidents had major environmental and social effects, and they share an underlying cause: a belief in nuclear infallibility.
Since 2000, Russian military doctrine has included the concept of “de-escalation”—the idea that, if Russia were faced with a large-scale conventional attack, it might respond with a limited nuclear strike aimed at forcing an opponent to retreat. Here's why.
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.