If President Obama is to have a lasting legacy of nuclear threat reduction, his administration needs to do far more than it has to clarify how harmful plutonium proliferation could be to keeping peace in East Asia and the world.
Month: June 2016
The vote for Britain to leave the EU may lead to nuclear disarmament and less global power for England.
Even in this digital age there are many reasons to be careful about what we wish for when it comes to modernizing the nuclear command and control system. More technological capability will not necessarily create a more secure world.
Iran’s cooperation with the Czech Republic on civilian nuclear energy is a good sign for the rest of the world.
Much has been written about Islamic State acquiring weapons of mass destruction, but more attention should be paid to how well Western nations are actually prepared for an attack.
It's a counterintuitive notion, but the new US nuclear cruise missile could actually be used to further nuclear arms control
There's a lot of talk about regulating autonomous weapons, but thoughtful, effective policy will be difficult to make if we can’t even agree on what they are
What does the proposed closure of the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant mean for California, and nuclear power in general?
Annie Sparrow, a pediatrician and public health expert, is an assistant professor and deputy director of the Human Rights Program at the Arnold Global Health Institute at Mount Sinai in New York. Her extensive public health work has taken her to Afghanistan, Chad, Sudan, Kenya, and Somalia. Since 2012, her focus has been on the humanitarian and human rights catastrophe in Syria.
The US lethal drone program suffers from excessive secrecy, which raises questions about civilian deaths.
Why is North Korea simultaneously testing new missiles and sending envoys to China—and just before the annual dialogues between China and the US? And how would a President Trump handle North Korea's actions?
When officials charged with protecting the public act based on politics rather than science, they undermine trust and endanger citizens.
Bulletin Media Contact: Janice Sinclaire, [email protected] CHICAGO– June 7, 2016 – The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced today that Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn has been appointed to its Board of Sponsors. Chaired by theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss, the Board of Sponsors provides scientific and technological insights to the organization on a variety of matters, including … Continued
Russia’s proposal to create yet another international treaty dealing with chemical and biological weapons doesn’t seem to properly address existing problems and runs the risk of creating fragmentation and legal uncertainties.