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Siegfried Hecker

Siegfried S. Hecker

Articles by Siegfried S. Hecker

17 October 2017
AmericasAsia

Time to insert the control rods on North Korea

Siegfried S. Hecker

Cool-headed individuals on both sides can help diffuse the dangerous rise in tension between Washington and Pyongyang.

 

13 July 2017
AmericasEurope/Russia

The US-Russian teamwork that kept nuclear weapons safe

Siegfried S. HeckerPaul C. White

How scientists from once-and-future adversaries cooperated to prevent nuclear catastrophe.

11 April 2017
AmericasEurope/Russia

When science brought Americans and Russians together

Siegfried S. Hecker

Working as partners, one-time enemy researchers made breakthroughs they couldn’t have achieved alone.

1 March 2017
AmericasEurope/Russia

A visit to Russia's secret nuclear labs

Siegfried S. Hecker

As the Soviet Union unraveled, US and Russian weapon scientists began a historic collaboration.

8 December 2016
AmericasEurope/Russia

US-Russia rift threatens science ties that keep us safe

Siegfried S. Hecker

For two decades, Russian and American nuclear scientists cooperated to successfully avoid catastrophe. Can they do it again?

2 September 2016
Americas

Stanford expert Siegfried Hecker proposes a series of nuclear weapons and energy questions that journalists and citizens should consider asking the 2016 presidential candidates.

18 January 2016
AmericasMiddle East

For Iran, a nuclear option more trouble than it was worth

Siegfried S. Hecker

Iran went from steady pursuit of the Bomb in the mid-2000s to a more conciliatory stance by 2013. An American nuclear scientist in touch with Iran’s scientists and officials over the years examines Tehran’s motivations.

7 January 2015
Asia

The real threat from North Korea is the nuclear arsenal built over the last decade

Siegfried S. Hecker

The brouhaha surrounding The Interview distracts from a deadly menace to millions that America failed to stop.

1 January 2015

Merely for working in their field of expertise, Iranian nuclear scientists face perils and pressures that are nothing less than Shakespearean.

29 May 2014
AmericasEurope/Russia

Why the US should keep cooperating with Russia on nuclear security

Siegfried S. HeckerPeter E. Davis

Washington-Moscow relations may be strained over Ukraine, but the countries must still work together

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