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The president’s real agenda is to buy more time for sanctions to set the stage for regime change in Iran.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

A war on Iran to stop its nuclear program would bring on a proliferation catastrophe.

Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama

Obama foiled Netanyahu’s attempt to browbeat Washington into war. But the White House needs a new strategic approach.

Drone technology could proliferate quickly, and we who set the precedent may well become a target.

What if the role of the new US special operations team at work near Iran were reversed?

Survivors of the first nuclear tragedies are now campaigning not only against nuclear weapons, but now also against the dangers of nuclear power.

The US's nuclear arsenal has no necessary military mission anymore. But their existence continues to provoke the proliferation of weapons programs abroad.

Otsuchi village, Iwate Prefecture, Japan

The problem with mankind wielding nuclear power isn’t about backup generators or safety rules—it’s our essential human fallibility.

Blogs

The IAEA chief's recent remarks refute the Israeli president's allegations of Iranian non-compliance with its nuclear commitments.

April 10, 2014

When the GOP threatened to cut national security ties with Russia over Ukraine, they put everyone’s safety on the line.

April 10, 2014

How shall we mark the anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? 

January 27, 2014

Robert Hatch’s conflicted review of Stanley Kubrick’s great satire, released fifty years ago this week.

January 25, 2014

Democratic senators warn new economic punishments are "a march towards war."

January 15, 2014

Editorials and punditry surrounding the Iran nuclear agreements in Geneva.

November 25, 2013

In the first in a series for the fiftieth anniversary of JFK’s death, this historian answers your questions.

November 19, 2013

Despite objections from Israel and the usual suspects.

November 11, 2013

Jon decided the atomic bombings were maybe not so bad.

August 8, 2013

Remembering the photographer that captured the bomb.

August 8, 2013