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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.

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He claimed Hiroshima was “a military base.” When tens of thousands of women and children had just been incinerated.

August 6, 2013

The bombing of Hiroshima changed everything; but it may not be too late to change it back.

August 3, 2013

Three weeks before Hirohsima—the Trinity test. And the world would never be the same.

July 16, 2013

Neocons point out everything that the president is doing right on arms control.

March 31, 2013

And there's progress in US-Russia nuclear talks.

March 24, 2013

Is Washington negotiating in “good faith” given its sanctions, espionage and two wars in the region?

February 14, 2013

The Associated Press's report landed it in hot water. The news organization is finally backtracking on a "widely innacurate" diagram.

December 2, 2012

The president's foreign policy news conference knocked down conspiracy theories and raised a glimmer of hope on talks with Iran. But worries remain about our engagement with Syria. 

November 14, 2012

It ought to be good news, but President Obama might not wish to trumpet this particular gospel.

October 22, 2012

As Israel steps up its saber-rattling against Iran, the US press continues to ignore facts that would undermine Israel's “moral” position.

September 12, 2012