Nation Topics - Nuclear Arms and Proliferation
News and Features
On the 64th anniversary of atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki the threat of a nuclear war remains potent. US nuclear policy hasn't changed enough since the Bush years.
Obama's promise to move toward disarmament is not the same as achieving it.
North Korea's rocket launch has set the hawks circling, threatening Obama's non-proliferation agenda before it's off the ground. Chuck Hagel is pushing back.
Post-cold war America is looking a lot like the former Soviet Union.
Edwards and Kucinich oppose nuclear power plants; Obama and Clinton are very much in favor: Will voters care?
During the cold war, the driving force was the bilateral arms race; now it's proliferation.
Thanks to globalization, the 'Islamic bomb' turns out to be a little bit American, Canadian, Swiss, German, Dutch, British, Japanese and even Russian.
Richard Rhodes's Arsenals of Folly, sequel to the book that defined the atomic age, captures the political struggle that brought it to an end.
The Bush Administration's failed war on terror has stoked the fires it was meant to quench. And in Pakistan, the risk of nuclear terrorism is on the rise.
Candidates should rethink their commitment to outmoded security tools and veiled nuclear threats against nonnuclear states.