Khamenei Wants a Nuclear Deal Before Rouhani Leaves
Blame will go to the departing president while praise will go to his handpicked successor.
Ukraine Wants to Be Cryptocurrency Central
Kyiv’s big bet on digital money could backfire and make the country’s corruption problems worse.
Chernobyl Has Become a Comforting Fable
The disaster isn’t just an easy metaphor for authoritarian failures.
Israel Should Support Biden’s Efforts to Revive the Iran Nuclear Deal
Reducing Iran’s breakout time and restoring robust monitoring are the most urgent priorities. A return to the JCPOA can achieve these goals.
Europeans Fear Iran Nuclear Window Closing
The Biden administration rebuffed European pleas to lift some sanctions in its first weeks in office.
To Prevent Proliferation, Stop Enrichment and Reprocessing in the Middle East
There is a risk of a nuclear cascade across the region. The United States can stop it by enforcing the gold standard of nonproliferation.
Why Israel Should Worry About the Saudi and Emirati Nuclear Programs
Today’s ally can become tomorrow’s enemy, as Israel’s history of friendship with pre-revolutionary Iran and pre-Erdogan Turkey illustrates.
The Czech Republic Is Caught in a Nuclear Tug of War
Competition among China, Russia, and the West is taking the form of a battle to build reactors in Eastern Europe.
It’s Not Techno-Angst That’s Driving East Asia to Abandon Nuclear Power
In the East Asian democracies, nuclear energy is tied to an increasingly unpopular political and economic model.
The United States Needs a Gray-Zone Strategy Against North Korea
Pyongyang thrives on provocation. Washington has to learn to counter it.
Zombie Movies, Disaster Tourism, and Broken Lives
Thirty-three years after the Chernobyl meltdown, parts of the contaminated zone have become attractions. In others, a harsher reality persists.
Total Denuclearization Is an Unattainable Goal. Here’s How to Reduce the North Korean Threat.
The United States and South Korea must help Pyongyang convert its military nuclear complex for civilian use.
In the Middle East, Soon Everyone Will Want the Bomb
The region is at risk of a nuclear arms race. Washington needs to stop proliferation before it starts.
Don’t Give Saudi Arabia An Easy Path to Nukes
To prevent proliferation, any U.S.-Saudi nuclear deal needs to be tough.
Book Talk: Are the United States and China Destined for War?
It’s a law of nature: rising states and established powers come to blows. But can the Trump administration avoid a clash of nuclear superpowers?
Is Kim Jong Un Ready to Talk to Donald Trump?
North Korea poses a growing threat to the U.S. and neighboring countries. But there may be room for negotiation.
Book Talk Part II: Can the U.S. Government Survive Nuclear War?
In his new book, "Raven Rock," Garrett Graff uncovers the secret programs meant to keep America alive.
Brexit Could Nuke Britain’s Nuclear Energy Industry
A new parliamentary report warns of an industry meltdown unless things change.