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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.

A computer virus foiling Iran's nuclear plans should delight those spoiling for an attack. Does it?

Neither aggressive diplomacy nor coercive diplomacy will work. How can Obama work his way out of this dead end?

In April, President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed the New START Treaty, the biggest nuclear arms pact in a generation. But the treaty faces significant Republican opposition as it enters the Senate for a final vote. How would a blocked treaty affect our arms policy and our relationship with Russia?

The nuclear abolition documentary Countdown to Zero is not just a howl of alarm or a historical primer. It's a shocking but completely reliable account of the issue of nuclear weapons as it exists today.

To discuss the threat of nuclear war, Jonathan Schell, Nation Institute fellow and author of "Reaching Zero," guests on the Brian Lehrer Show with David Hoffman, Foreign Policy contributing editor.

Gary Wills's Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State; Elizabeth Arnold's Effacement.

Blogs

It's time to end the vitriol over Iran. But in a presidential year, that’s not likely.

August 18, 2011

The International Center for Photography has published, with Steidl, a valuable 248-page book about its current exhibit "Hiroshima Ground Zero 1945."

August 17, 2011

If the great Hiroshima novel remains unwritten, a number of major poets have written brilliantly on nuclear concerns.

August 16, 2011

If there are any serious novels exploring the decision to drop the Bomb, or the Enola Gay's mission to Hiroshima, no bibliographer has yet uncovered them.

August 15, 2011

The five photographs that broke the long media blackout on graphic images from Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 

August 12, 2011

While no American president has ever visited Hiroshima and Nagasaki while in office, Barack Obama has taken the surprising step of at least expressing a desire to go to the two cities.

August 10, 2011

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

August 9, 2011

In many ways, Nagasaki is the modern A-bomb city, the city with perhaps the most meaning for us today.

August 9, 2011

What became of one-quarter of the city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.

August 7, 2011

On August 6, 1945, President Harry S. Truman faced the task of telling the press that the United States had used a revolutionary new weapon of extraordinary destructive power.

August 5, 2011