Month: December 2013
A selection of the Bulletin’s best opinion columns of 2013, emphasizing exactly what you expect from us: a careful blend of deep thought and fine writing.
Some of the better Bulletin offerings from 2013 on the existential threat of humanity’s continuing negative impact on global climate.
What does safeguarding the natural world mean when we’re altering it every day?
The bizarre indictment and execution of Kim Jong-un’s uncle exacerbate Pyongyang’s international pariah status and make nuclear negotiations unlikely.
An incremental approach could move the region beyond weapons-of-mass-destruction gridlock.
What Canberra has done—and can do—do to keep dangerous radioactive materials out of malicious hands.
As it pursues an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, the international community needs to pay attention to Saudi concerns—and the possibility that Riyadh may pursue the Bomb.
The Hashemite Kingdom faces major hurdles in its bid for cheaper energy.
What the hijack of a truck carrying radioactive material says about nuclear security.
Why the world should begin exploring the possible use of synthetic biology to counter the worst effects of climate change.
CHICAGO — December 10, 2013 — We are pleased to announce the appointment of John Mecklin as editor of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Mecklin, previously the Bulletin’s deputy editor, will assume the top editorial position on January 1, 2014, succeeding Mindy Kay Bricker, who has been editor since 2010. As deputy editor, Mecklin … Continued
A farewell letter from Bulletin editor, Mindy Kay Bricker.
Three ways citizens will benefit from reducing the nuclear-industrial complex.
Any agreement on the Iranian nuclear program will have global implications that should be considered now.