Nation Topics - Nuclear Arms and Proliferation
News and Features
At the UN this week, Barack Obama told the world to stop complaining about US hegemony and start working with Washington on big global problems. He should take his own advice.
The official secrecy and deceptions about our nuclear weapons posture and policies and their possible consequences have threatened the survival of the human species.
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.