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
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 author argues that, while the world must pursue technological solutions to climate change, technology is ultimately inadequate to solve the problem. What's needed is a profound reorganization of human economies and societies.
A short delay in implementation of an agreement on Iran's nuclear program could help address the concerns of the United States, Iran, and other parties to the negotiations, and even allow for US congressional review.