The 2019 US defense spending bill calls for expanded export controls on dual-use goods and technologies. Ironically, that could undermine nonproliferation efforts.
Author: Dawn Stover
If the US Congress wants Russia to return to compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, they’re going about it all wrong.
Russia’s floating power plant could help nuclear energy sink or swim.
Would-be bioterrorists are more likely to cause accidental outbreaks than planned ones. Governments should refocus their budgets accordingly.
Fires raging in California are not natural disasters. Humans start most fires, and human-caused climate change helps them spread.
Iran probably will withdraw from the Obama-era nuclear deal but not from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. That leaves room for a new nuclear deal.
As fires rage in the American West, the president tweets nonsense and proposes budget cuts for wildfire science.
Protactinium’s distinctive chemistry could make thorium reactors less resistant to nuclear weapons proliferation than their proponents believe.
Newly declassified documents reveal details of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty negotiations and highlight the potential for disarmament-based global security.
In the midst of record-breaking heat waves and wildfires, fewer than half of all Americans view global warming as a serious personal threat. A big reason for that: Many journalists are not doing their jobs.
A college campus display was meant to raise awareness of nuclear conflict. And hope.
Generation Z is not Generation Zzzzzzzz. We’re not asleep! We realize that, just as Z is the last letter in the English alphabet, the post-millennial generation is most likely the last one that will be capable of doing something to mitigate the disastrous effects of climate change. And we want our fellow citizens and elected … Continued
Grace Liu, a research associate at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies and an intelligence analyst in the US Army National Guard, was with friends on a beach in California, watching the sunset, when texts sent to their phones alerted them to a seismic event. “We saw this was in Northeast Asia,” recalled Liu, … Continued
This month’s scorching heat wave broke records around the world. The Algerian city of Ouargla, with a population of half a million, had a temperature of 124.3 degrees Fahrenheit on July 6, the hottest reliably measured temperature on record in Africa. In Ireland and Wales, the unusually hot weather revealed ancient structures normally hidden by … Continued
In a few days, US President Donald Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. Media coverage will undoubtedly highlight Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election, but it would be remiss not to discuss the nuclear implications of the Trump-Putin summit as well. Kto vinovat? (Russian for “who is to blame?”) … Continued
Earlier this week, a 33-year-old teacher, with her 2-year-old son on her hip, approached EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt in a Washington restaurant and urged him “to resign for what you’re doing to the environment in our country.” I was watching a video of that very moment yesterday when Pruitt’s resignation popped up on my news … Continued
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Pyongyang later this week to “continue consultations and implement the forward progress made by President Trump and Chairman Kim” at their June 12 meeting in Singapore. For now, though, North Korea is not making any unilateral moves to dismantle its nuclear arsenal. On June 27, the Wall Street … Continued
Central American migration to the United States may be driven by climate variability as well as gang violence.
Trump could meet Putin for a presidential summit as early as next month. But to what end?
India’s first nuclear movie avoids hard questions about the meaning of India’s 1998 nuclear tests.