Japan holds its national culture responsible for bad times as well as good ones. But that won't fix the structural flaws and stakeholder entanglements at the root of the Fukushima accident.
Fairer application of the global nonproliferation system can help developing countries build nuclear power industries, foster transparency, and enhance global security.
Japan's nuclear energy policy faces its moment of truth.
Amid India's aggressive program of nuclear expansion, a growing anti-nuclear movement has gained traction via nonviolent protests. The official response -- which has included police intimidation and mass harassment -- raises questions about the future of India's democracy.
The Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future recommended a consent-based approach to nuclear waste management, but the commission should have gone even further to ensure public and stakeholder engagement.
The Japanese government needs to assume full control of Tepco so it can assure proper management of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant and encourage alternative energy sources.
If Iran shows it is serious about negotiating, the major powers might be wise to call Tehran's bluff, accept official claims that its nuclear program is peaceful and act to integrate the program into the global nuclear economy.
After the US and North Korea made a deal to exchange food aid for scaled-back nuclear activities, two statements came out this week -- one from Washington and one from Pyongyang. Unfortunately, so did two different understandings of the deal.
America's waste program is at an impasse and community involvement is key to moving it forward.
Russia is extending the lives of its nuclear power plants, including Chernobyl-type reactors, without requiring environmental assessments. That's not only unsafe but also illegal.
A shift out of nuclear power will require a $290 billion investment but could create hundreds of thousands of jobs and an energy mix dominated by alternatives.
Why the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings and the Fukushima disaster should cause the Japanese government to change policy and support a nuclear weapons convention.
Iran's first nuclear plant was set to go online in August. A troubled construction record and Iran's seismic history have neighbors fearing a nuclear accident.
Why proposed US funding cuts for low-dose radiation research will impair government's ability to make rational decisions about nuclear power and other radiation policy issues.
Long-term planning studies too often rely on initial cost estimates for major energy projects, rather than on actual costs. That can lead to poor decisions.
In the initial response to the Fukushima nuclear accident, some things did not happen soon enough while other things happened too quickly.
Malaysia is moving ahead with plans for its first nuclear power plants, but the country is even more divided over nuclear energy after the Fukushima accident.
On the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl, a nuclear physicist recalls the frenzied media coverage that followed the accident, and reflects on what has changed.