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
Today, private citizens often know more about cyber threats than governments—and will happily sell their zero-day vulnerabilities to the highest bidder. This opens the remarkable possibility that defenders may be able to “drain the swamp” by buying up cyber threats on the open market.
Hans M. KristensenMatthew McKinzieTheodore A. Postol
The combination of a lack of Russian situational awareness, dangerously short warning times, high-readiness alert postures, and the increasing US strike capacity resulting from a new fuzing system for submarine-based nuclear missiles has created a deeply destabilizing and dangerous strategic nuclear situation.
Beijing has a great opportunity to demonstrate normative leadership in its region and elsewhere. The question is whether Beijing will seize this unexpected chance to reduce the region's dependence on Washington as security provider.
Donald Trump’s presidential election victory raises many international security questions, including critically the future of a US ballistic missile shield in Europe, an effort long opposed by someone with whom Trump wishes to build a new relationship—Russian President Vladimir Putin.
With the nuclear-weapon states and their allies headed away from the increased security a world without nuclear weapons would bring, it is time for the world’s citizens and non-governmental organizations to play a leading role in creating the architecture of our future security environment. We must act now to create a multilateral plan for verifiable nuclear disarmament by the year 2045, 100 years after the first use of nuclear weapons.
If he is not indicted for crimes (sexual assault? fraud?)from his murky past, if he is not felled by the heart attack typical for men of his age, work hours, and dietary habits, I expect President Trump to be deposed in a Republican house coup. He will then have been a vehicle for the election of President Pence.