In contrast to older movie takes, post-Cold War atomic plot lines do nothing to help society understand nuclear war
Month: September 2013
All options in Syria are bad, but some are worse than others—and may require boots on the ground.
Climate campaigners are comparing global warming with nuclear devastation. And here's why dropping the H-bomb in polite conversation is a bright idea.
And what the world can learn from an act of military disobedience.
The Energy Department and National Nuclear Security Administration have birthed another boondoggle—a Uranium Capabilities Replacement Project slated to run billions of dollars over budget and 20 years behind schedule. It’s long past time to see if there isn’t a better solution.
If nuclear weapon states report openly on their arsenals, it could smooth the path to disarmament.
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.
Who can be mobilized as a counterweight to the perpetuation of the nuclear arsenal?Workers in the nuclear weapons complex, doctors, independent scientists, and journalists all have direct interests in nuclear disarmament.
What the Syria crisis tells us.
Here are the three main methods that would likely be used to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons arsenal, if the Assad regime follows through on its announced desire to join the Chemical Weapons Convention.
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An environmental activist’s e-book unpersuasively argues for 800 new nuclear power plants as the solution to climate change, making many of the same mistakes as the film Pandora’s Promise.
How will we track progress on nuclear security once removals are done?
The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station needs a new plan for dealing with millions of gallons of radioactive water on its grounds. The plan should include better public outreach, improved cleanup processes and capacities, and, when radiation standards are met, a controlled release of water into the sea.
The idea that intervention will make America safer is wrong-headed.
If the United States is serious about nonproliferation, it needs to set a good example by operating submarines without highly enriched uranium.