Selections from Critical Assembly, which looks at nuclear weapons from the perspectives of those involved in the Manhattan Project
Month: September 2014
If the United States had developed post-Cold War institutions, it wouldn’t be flailing on foreign policy the way it is today
Recent court judgments about the Gulf oil spill echo a trend that the Bulletin began chronicling more than 40 years ago
Climate change skeptics assert a “hiatus” in global warming as proof that climate change isn't happening. Here's why they're wrong.
Iranians believe they need their Arak reactor for energy self-sufficiency, which makes the country’s negotiators reluctant to budge on the issue
Deconstructing the overblown narrative that underlies many scientific and policy discussions on the terrorism threat posed by synthetic biology
The Persian media still fall short of reporting accurately on Iranian nuclear program and international negotiations
It is clear that lasers are being aimed at eyes in combat situations, but the militaries involved say the intent is not to blind but to warn or protect against attack.
As non-nuclear weapon states like Brazil develop nuclear-powered submarines, it will become necessary to verify that naval nuclear material is not diverted for nuclear weapons use. But how?
US tactical nuclear bombs don't deter Putin and detract from more useful defense initiatives
A ban on the testing of hypersonic missiles would place a roadblock in the path of a destabilizing, technology-driven arms race