Are you feeling confused about things you’re hearing on the pros and cons of the deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program? Wish someone who knew the details would answer your questions?
August 31st, 2015
August 5th, 2015
As we approach the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, there is a spate of new television programs that tell the story of the development of the bomb, its use on these two Japanese cities, and the complicated nuclear history since then.
Having worked in the security field for nearly 30 years, I’ve heard most of these stories time and again. But last month I heard a story that was new to me. Read More
August 3rd, 2015
The 2011 Fukushima accident has many lessons for U.S. nuclear power, and how to make it safer. Are we learning them? Read More
July 10th, 2015
On April 5, 2009, the newly elected Barack Obama gave a now-famous speech in Prague that focused on the threat of nuclear weapons. In it he gave “America’s commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.” He stated:
“The existence of thousands of nuclear weapons is the most dangerous legacy of the Cold War. … [A]s the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon, the United States has a moral responsibility to act. We cannot succeed in this endeavor alone, but we can lead it, we can start it.” Read More
May 27th, 2015
I recently bought a new bicycle to replace the one I bought in college, which I was still riding despite its deteriorating condition. I also decided to buy a new bike lock. Since the value of my new bike was considerably higher than that of my old one, it was clearly worthwhile for me to spend the money to upgrade my security system. Read More
April 29th, 2015
As the NPT Review Conference gets underway at the UN in New York, the increasingly frustrated non-nuclear weapon states will be looking for the U.S. and other nuclear weapon states to take meaningful steps to reduce nuclear risks. Read More
April 20th, 2015
April 17th, 2015
April 3rd, 2015
The world got some good news yesterday. The countries involved in negotiating a nuclear deal with Iran announced they had agreed on many of the key issues they will need to formalize in a final agreement over the next three months.
So, how does that interim agreement look? So far, so good. Read More
January 27th, 2015