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
The author argues that a recent set of North Korean demands regarding denuclearization could prove a useful starting point toward a negotiated settlement of the nuclear question on the North Korea Peninsula.
The author argues that because nations display widely diverging levels of both education and technological advancement, strategies for communicating with the public about nuclear power must differ from country to country.
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 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.
Probing the 2016 presidential candidates’ records on nuclear weapons makes for some interesting reading and could foretell US nuclear policies to come, yet the subject still deserves far more attention between now and November.
The author argues that the Nuclear Security Summit process might profitably be continued either by convening head-of-state levels summits at the UN General Assembly or by convening summits at the foreign-minister level.
The author argues that, unless a concrete plan emerges for continuing high-level international dialogue on nuclear security, the progress achieved through the Nuclear Security Summits risks coming to a halt.
Bringing global warming to a halt requires that worldwide net emissions of carbon dioxide be brought to essentially zero; the sooner this occurs, the less warming our descendants for the next 1000 years and more will need to adapt to.