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In a welcome but little-noticed development, the United States recently encouraged fellow members of the Biological Weapons Convention to take a deeper interest in “tacit knowledge,” a key determinant of bioweapons development, but one that nonproliferation efforts have largely ignored.
Those concerned about international security should pay attention to the Volkswagen case, since arms-control verification tools often use the same kind of proprietary technology that prevents transparency and independent scrutiny.
Contrary to popular opinion, Washington and Moscow should strive now to make progress on bilateral arms control. A more ambitious treaty that limits modernization plans can help stabilize a volatile situation.
The US Energy Secretary takes a little time this week to provide Bulletin readers with a quick update on the administration's efforts to convince Congress and the American people to support the Iran nuclear agreement
The legacy of democratic determination is a gift from the Manhattan Project scientists’ habit of openness and their faith in democratic action. This is a legacy worth cherishing and deepening as we seek a world free of nuclear weapons.
The author argues that Cold War logic for arms control in space remains more relevant than most people realize. Indeed, old and new arms control ideas should be combined in order to identify the best approaches for current circumstances.