On January 17, 2007, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock two minutes closer to midnight. It is now 5 minutes to midnight. Reflecting global failures to solve the problems posed by nuclear weapons and the climate crisis, the decision by the Bulletin’s Board of Directors was made in consultation with the Bulletin’s Board of Sponsors, which includes 18 Nobel Laureates.
Month: January 2007
The Bulletin welcomed Lisa Randall, professor of physics at Harvard University, and Brian Greene, professor of mathematics and physics at Columbia University, to its board of sponsors in late 2006.
Former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering, co-chair of the International Crisis Group, and Jay Harris, publisher of Mother Jones magazine and chief executive of its not-for-profit parent, the Foundation for National Progress, joined the Bulletin’s Board of Directors in late 2006.
The United States should deal with North Korea in good faith before Pyongyang’s nuclear deterrent reaches a point of no return.
How the anti-nuclear movement remembered the nuclear powers’ obligation to complete disarmament.
This fall, the Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University hosted a series of biodefense seminars sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The speakers included senior scientists and high-level government officials.
This is the first of four columns that I have been invited to contribute to the Bulletin Online during 2007. Those of you who don’t know me can visit my long-standing website, where you can find my biography and a selection of my papers, mostly policy oriented in the national security field.
With the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty expiring in 2009, neither Russia nor the United States appear interested in further nuclear cuts.