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
Close study of photographic and video imagery of Israeli Iron Dome defense inceptors engaging with Hamas rockets—both in the current conflict and in the 2012 hostilities—shows that the Israeli rocket-defense system's success rate has been very low—as low as 5 percent or, perhaps, even less.
The author argues that considering nuclear weapons solely in terms of power politics fails to account for humanity's capacity to develop new, collective strategies for survival—and that such strategies may yet lead to disarmament.
Newly released documents on the NUMEC affair add significantly to evidence that Israel stole highly enriched uranium from a US nuclear fuel-processing plant in the 1960s. President Obama should declassify the entire record on the theft.
As the world looks on with trepidation at the growing crisis between Ukraine and Russia, does anyone think that the nuclear arsenals of Russia and the United States could play a constructive role? Of course not.
The Onagawa Nuclear Power Station was closer to the epicenter of Japan’s massive earthquake than any other nuclear plant and faced higher tsunami waves, but it survived relatively unscathed. The reason: a different “safety culture.”
The author argues that negotiations toward establishing a chemical-weapon-free zone in the Middle East could address some of Israel's security concerns, address the region's deficit of trust, and lay the groundwork for a comprehensive regional security forum.
The author argues that individual consumption can’t be reduced enough to significantly mitigate climate change except through public policy, which itself can only be controlled if environmentalists begin to win political power.
The author argues that negotiations alone will not solve the world’s climate problems. Rather, a shift in attitude is necessary whereby zero-sum approaches to climate negotiations are replaced by a spirit of cooperation.