A compilation of quality nuclear policy news published on the Web, around the world. Iran Nuclear Deal Iran: Missile tests not in violation of nuclear deal Iran tested medium-range ballistic missile: U.S. official UN to Hold Urgent Meeting on Iran Missile Test United States When 10,000 square miles of contamination is an acceptable risk: The … Continued
Month: January 2017
Banning interpreters who served with our armed forces in Iraq from entering the United States, as part of a political attack on selected groups of Muslims. Kicking the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff out of meetings of the Principals’ Committee—the senior foreign-policy decision-making group below the president. A visit to the CIA that … Continued
A compilation of quality nuclear policy news published on the Web, around the world. Iran Nuclear Deal Hollande Urges Trump to Respect Iran Nuclear Deal Thomas R. Pickering column: Whatever happened to the Iran nuclear deal? Testing IR-8 Machines Milestone in Nuclear R&D United States Finger on the button: should Trump’s nuclear weapons access be … Continued
In making safety decisions, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission uses accident probability calculations that are much more optimistic than anything that nuclear manufacturers like General Electric and Westinghouse actually believe. The result is weak public protection. A good example is the NRC commissioners’ rejection in 2014 of a proposal to limit the possible severe consequences of spent fuel pool fires in nuclear power plants because the proposal’s cost, however modest, exceeded the value of the expected reduction in “risk.”
In this Op Ed for the New York Times, the Bulletin’s Lawrence Krauss and David Titley note that this year marks the first time that the Bulletin decided to advance the clock largely because of the statements of a single person. But when that person is the new president of the United States, his words … Continued
A compilation of quality nuclear policy news published on the Web, around the world. Iran Nuclear Deal Netanyahu: Trump Understands ‘Danger’ of Iran Nuclear Deal Iranians believe Trump will violate nuclear deal Another View — Jessica Tuchman Mathews: Why President Trump should keep the Iran Deal Tearing up Iran nuclear deal will backfire, May to … Continued
For the first time in the 70-year history of the Doomsday Clock, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board has moved the hands of the iconic clock 30 seconds closer to midnight. Read the Science and Security Board’s 2017 Doomsday Clock Statement. Read the press release. Watch the videotaped Doomsday Clock Announcement. … Continued
DOOMSDAY CLOCK MOVES AHEAD: “Words Matter”: Board Marks 70th Anniversary of Iconic Clock By Expressing Concern About “Unsettling” and “Ill-Considered” Statements of President Trump on Nuclear Weapons and Climate Change; Developments in North Korea, Russia, India and Pakistan Also Highlighted. WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 26, 2017 – It is now two and a half minutes to … Continued
A call for more nations to have nuclear forensics libraries
The United States has a new best friend, India, and that friend would like the White House to stabilize the subcontinent by putting more pressure on Pakistan to deescalate tensions.
The full text of the Bulletin Science and Security Board 2017 Doomsday Clock statement, which moved the Clock to two and a half minutes to midnight.
A compilation of quality nuclear policy news published on the Web, around the world. Iran Nuclear Deal Trump’s Iran Deal Options United States Dems seek to limit Trump’s options for using nuclear weapons Klotz Stays as NNSA Director, But Deputy Is Out Federal hiring freeze could affect hundreds of jobs in New Mexico PNNL in … Continued
A compilation of quality nuclear policy news published on the Web, around the world. Iran Nuclear Deal Netanyahu calls on Trump to unpick Iran nuclear deal United States Of biscuits and footballs: The perils of presidents and the nuclear code As Trump takes control of nukes, Hiroshima’s ex-mayor urges him to meet atomic-bomb survivors Does … Continued
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will host a live international news conference at 10 a.m. EST/1500 GMT on January 26, 2017, to announce whether the minute hand of the historic “Doomsday Clock” will be adjusted. The decision is made by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists‘ Science and Security Board in consultation with the … Continued
A compilation of quality nuclear policy news published on the Web, around the world. Iran Nuclear Deal Solana: What Would Happen If Trump Tears Up The Nuclear Deal With Iran? Iran says will ‘act appropriately’ if Trump violates nuclear deal United States At the Last Minute, Trump Asks Nuclear Safety Administrator to Stick Around After … Continued
The authors mapped the target threat environment in South Asia’s two states with advancing nuclear weapons programs, India and Pakistan. They found that the requisite means, motive, and opportunities for an incident of terror via weapons of mass destruction or disruption converge in South Asia.
The New York Times has offered a vivid illustration of how Donald Trump’s decisions could affect US climate policy.
So why did they vote for him anyway? An environmental scientist’s view.
A compilation of quality nuclear policy news published on the Web, around the world. Iran Nuclear Deal Trump asks Obama appointee who helped craft Iran nuclear deal to stay on Israeli Intel Warns Netanyahu Against Pushing Trump to Undo Iran Deal United States Donald Trump Is Getting the Nuclear Football In Nuclear Poker, Don’t Bet … Continued
As Donald Trump is sworn in to take the office of President of the United States, The Guardian newspaper asked a variety of experts on climate what advice they would give him, in the space of two or three sentences. Interestingly, they all seemed to tie fighting climate change to backing the United States in … Continued