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 it's difficult for women to contribute to nuclear disarmament as long as diplomacy, dialogue, and a sense of interdependence among nations—the very things on which disarmament depends—are assigned low value due to their association with femininity.
Calls for public participation in climate engineering research and governance have appeared in numerous scientific and policy reports on the topic, indicating a desire for transparency and public oversight.
The author argues that negotiations toward establishing a chemical-weapon-free zone in the Middle East could address some of Israel's security concerns, address the region's deficit of trust, and lay the groundwork for a comprehensive regional security forum.
The Defense Department's policy for autonomy in weapon systems may appear to reflect caution, but it allows the Pentagon to fund, test, buy, and use technology that could target and kill by machine decision.
The author argues that, though societal verification might one day make a meaningful contribution to verification of arms control treaties, its widespread use is not imminent in most of the developing world.
Crowder joined the Bulletin as senior editor in January 2012, primarily taking responsibility for the Development and Disarmament Roundtable series. Before then, he served as associate editor of Current History, a monthly journal of contemporary international affairs.
The author argues that the real challenge facing the Nuclear Suppliers Group is that nations with nuclear ambitions, if they cannot obtain nuclear material or technology through the group, will probably be able in this day and age to obtain what they want somewhere else.