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, if a final nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 is reached, the international community must ensure that the International Atomic Energy Agency has the personnel, equipment, and budget to discharge its verification duties in Iran properly.
Analysts believe that China operates conventional and nuclear missiles at the same locations, and under the same command systems, increasing the risks of nuclear war. Here’s how to disentangle the two missile types without putting China at a strategic disadvantage.
Much of the conversation about winter-safe deterrence has focused on a hypothetical decision between deterrence with nuclear weapons and deterrence with non-contagious biological weapons (NCBWs). I regret that the conversation has been framed in this way.
If the Obama administration does not put in place an affordable nuclear weapons strategy for the coming decades, nuclear strategy will be set by bureaucratic struggles and congressional politics. This is not strategy; it is an accident waiting to happen.