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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

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

Few American know that among the tens of thousands victims in Hiroshima were at least a dozen and perhaps more American prisoners of war.

August 5, 2011

A look back at the leadup to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 

August 4, 2011