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In a welcome but little-noticed development, the United States recently encouraged fellow members of the Biological Weapons Convention to take a deeper interest in “tacit knowledge,” a key determinant of bioweapons development, but one that nonproliferation efforts have largely ignored.
Implementation of the Iran nuclear deal is only months away, yet a key incentive for Tehran could be missing: International banks and insurance providers are still reluctant to do business in the Islamic Republic.
As part of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ 70th anniversary issue, author and investigative journalist Eric Schlosser surveys a nuclear landscape full of dangers, from worldwide nuclear weapons modernization programs and heightened nuclear rhetoric to burgeoning stockpiles of fissile mater
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.
Comics and graphic novels have provided a means of deep and nuanced thinking about nuclear weapons for decades, raising questions and offering perspectives many readers might still not expect from such a colorful medium.
Russia could soon be shaking up the nuclear power scene in Africa, the Middle East, and elsewhere with its convenient “build-own-operate” service, but are short-term needs beating out long-term safety concerns?
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.