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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.

Remembering an eminent scientist who fought tirelessly to protect human health from the hazards of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy.

Twenty-five years after the largest antinuclear demonstration ever, the movement has dwindled. But the threat of mass destruction grows greater.

Tehran's religious fanatics move closer to wreaking nuclear havoc, and what can Bush do about it? Nothing.

A forgetful world was reminded this week that Kim Jong Il now holds in
his hand the same pitiless weapon possessed by a growing number of
nations.

Instead of pursuing real diplomacy with North Korea, the Bush Administration chose a my-way-or-the-highway approach. Rather than face up to the mess they made, it's easier to blame Bill Clinton.

As the world reacts to news of North Korea's underground nuclear test, a crucial anniversary is observed: Twenty years ago at the Reykjavik Summit, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev outlined a vision for a non-nuclear world. What went wrong? In this Nation forum, four experts from the nonproliferation movement discuss how to put disarmament back on the world's agenda.

Blogs

Netanyahu isn’t going to bomb Iran. But his crazy threats may pay off.

August 22, 2012

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Iran’s long wait for nuclear weapons.

May 30, 2012

As talks resume, it’s time for Obama to make a serious offer to Tehran.

March 7, 2012

But Obama shoots down warmongering by Netanyahu.

March 6, 2012

General Dempsey, Panetta and Donilon send a coordinated message as talks start.

February 21, 2012

 Tehran raises the possibility of a deal over its nuclear program.

September 6, 2011

Examining the nuclear entrapment that is with us to this day.

August 22, 2011

The untold story of America's military occupation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 

August 19, 2011

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