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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
Superintelligence is propounding a solution that will not work to a problem that probably does not exist, but now is the time to take the ethical and policy implications of artificial intelligence seriously
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 Hiroshima anniversary provides an opportunity to reflect on lessons learned (or not learned) from nuclear war and seven decades of trying to prevent its recurrence, and to apply that knowledge to the current situation in the Middle East
Turkey’s reaction to a successful deal with Iran will be relief, if not revelry. Iran’s abandonment of its nuclear ambitions spares Turkey from having to divert its resources to military (and possibly, nuclear) spending.
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.