We certainly can spend $1 trillion on nuclear forces at the expense of other military capabilities and domestic needs, but we may also gravely regret it.
Month: February 2016
The moral restraints that prevent Armageddon are flimsier than one might think, because humans have a self-destructive defect. They like to tickle the dragon's tail.
The world has not secured all nuclear materials vulnerable to theft and sabotage. Will it find a way to keep working toward this goal?
Putting a satellite into orbit will help unify a fractious regime, appease hardliners, demonstrate technological prowess, and project power abroad.
The operating licenses for some US nuclear power plants may be extended to 80 years, which raises questions about the safety of the oldest old reactors.
What if we could see carbon pollution in the air and water? It might make a world of difference.
High-ranking officials draw dangerous parallels between nuclear and cyber warfare at a time when cyber weapons don’t meet the criteria for a credible deterrent.
Editor's note: It was 1954, and the surrounded French garrison was facing defeat in what would become known as the First Indochina War. What happened next has been a source of controversy for decades. The author of a 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning book on Vietnam gives his view, drawing on the array of materials that have … Continued
Will lifting sanctions on Iran have the desired effect?
Berlin shows that it takes political will and flexibility to begin to wean a country from fossil fuels.
A decade has passed since negotiations first began on the “US-India Civilian Nuclear Cooperation Agreement,” an accord that, when it was finally signed, gave India a waiver from the rules of the Nuclear Suppliers Group. In a nutshell, the act ended a 34-year ban on nuclear trade with India. Popularly known as the “US-India Nuclear … Continued
The US government needs to remove radioactive waste from a St. Louis area landfill that's on fire, before contamination spreads further than it already has