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
Governments need to do something to diminish the potential for armed nuclear conflict, for accidental launch, and for the increasing likelihood of nuclear-armed terrorist groups, which threatens to upend the strategic balance between nuclear armed and protected nations in ways that cannot be det
The author argues that pessimism is justified regarding the long-term goal of eliminating nuclear weapons from the world, but optimism is justified when it comes to reducing nuclear arsenals in the short term.
To assure global coverage and a higher probability of detecting nuclear tests, if the international community must expand its monitoring system and put limits on radioactive releases from nuclear facilities
Lynn EdenRobert RosnerRod EwingSivan KarthaEdward "Rocky" Kolb Lawrence M. KraussLeon LedermanRaymond T. PierrehumbertM. V. RamanaJennifer SimsRichard C. J. SomervilleSharon SquassoniElizabeth J. WilsonDavid TitleyRamamurti Rajaraman
Today, more than 25 years after the end of the Cold War, the members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Science and Security Board have looked closely at the world situation and found it so threatening that the hands of the Doomsday Clock must once again be set at three minutes to midnight.
Liviu Horovitz, a doctoral candidate in international relations at the Swiss university ETH Zurich, has previously been a researcher in the nuclear policy working group of the Center for Security Studies in Zurich, a consultant for the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ba
The author argues that disarmament instruments like the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty have little bearing today on the behavior of nuclear weapon states—that nuclear-armed nations can be perhaps cajoled to approach the disarmament well, but cannot be compelled to drink.
The author argues that an ongoing diplomatic initiative regarding the humanitarian impact of nuclear detonations could, if great care is exercised, evolve into a successful process for establishing a treaty banning nuclear weapons.