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
Members of the Biological Weapons Convention will probably not change the treaty to accommodate for advances in genetic editing. But there is still plenty they can do to make sure Crispr and other new biotechnologies are used safely and peacefully.
If President Obama is to have a lasting legacy of nuclear threat reduction, his administration needs to do far more than it has to clarify how harmful plutonium proliferation could be to keeping peace in East Asia and the world.
Russia’s proposal to create yet another international treaty dealing with chemical and biological weapons doesn’t seem to properly address existing problems and runs the risk of creating fragmentation and legal uncertainties.
The author argues that US and UN policy toward North Korea oscillates between hard-line and soft-line approaches, ultimately achieving little. The realistic approach is to negotiate toward a freeze of North Korea's nuclear potential.
The author argues that negotiations still represent the best hope for resolving the North Korean impasse--and that negotiators must be practical, flexible, and willing to listen carefully to Pyongyang.