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In a small victory for European diplomacy and constructive engagement, the International Atomic Energy Agency recently verified that Iran has suspended its uranium enrichment activities.

While I saw Edward Teller at several scientific conferences and heard him lecture, I met him only once. It left an indelible memory. It was at the end of April 1954.

Nonproliferation--the global campaign to prevent the further spread of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons--must be applied in a nondiscriminatory fashion to be effective.

Is the United States--as so many have said, in celebration or dismay--a planet-mastering empire or not? The question presses upon us as George W.

With the recent US setbacks and scandals in Iraq, you'd think the White House would abandon the President's aggressive, unilateralist military policy--the "Bush Doctrine"--and seek to avoid new c

Perhaps the most important question--for present policy-makers as well as historians--posed by the presidency of Ronald Reagan is what role he played in ending the cold war.

On October 19, stung by President Jimmy Carter's charges that he might involve the United States in a nuclear war if elected President, Ronald Reagan made a television address in which he defende

In the prevailing American stereotype, North Korea is a failing Stalinist dictatorship held together only by the ruthless repression of a mad ruler who dreams of firing nuclear weapons at Los Ang

Before he left New York, Hans Blix had a poster on his apartment wall from the big antiwar demonstration in New York City a year ago on the eve of the attack on Iraq.

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