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Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant pose for portraits on Feb. 23, 2016, in Okuma, Japan.

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.

Adam Woroniec, a retired geography and history teacher, in the gym of the school where he once worked on April 12.

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.

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sign documents as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the North Korean leader's sister, Kim Yo Jong, look on in Singapore on June 12, 2018.

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.

Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant on Aug. 21, 2010. (IIPA via Getty Images)

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.

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry (left) and Saudi Energy Minister Khaled al-Falih (right) shake hands after a signing ceremony of a memorandum understanding on carbon management between Saudi Arabia and the U.S., on Dec. 4, 2017 in Riyadh. (Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images)

Don’t Give Saudi Arabia An Easy Path to Nukes

To prevent proliferation, any U.S.-Saudi nuclear deal needs to be tough.

On this episode of The E.R., Max Boot joins us to discuss his new book "The Road Not Taken."

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?

On this episode of The E.R., Max Boot joins us to discuss his new book "The Road Not Taken."

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.

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Brexit Could Nuke Britain’s Nuclear Energy Industry

A new parliamentary report warns of an industry meltdown unless things change.

A man carries fake nuclear barrels during a demonstration to demand the closure of Fessenheim nuclear power plant on March 12, 2017 in Fessenheim, eastern France. 
  / AFP PHOTO / SEBASTIEN BOZON        (Photo credit should read SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP/Getty Images)

Cutting Funding to the IAEA Is a Horrible Idea

If you care about national security or the war on terrorism, why would you cut the nuclear nonproliferation budget?

DALLAS, TX - AUGUST 29: Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks at the Defending the American Dream Summit sponsored by Americans For Prosperity at the Omni Hotel on August 29, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. Included to speak at the eighth annual summit are U.S. Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz as the summit will run until August 30th. (Photo by Mike Stone/Getty Images)

Not Even Rick Perry Is Stupid Enough To Resume Testing Nuclear Weapons

Yes, America’s nuclear arsenal is old. But there’s simply no good reason to test a bomb in the 21st century.

USA, Arizona, Titan nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile in silo

The Democrats Bomb Their Nuclear Test

President Hillary Clinton might want to reduce the country's nuclear stockpile. But her own party might try to stop her — with a useless investigation that would take years.

On this episode of The E.R., Max Boot joins us to discuss his new book "The Road Not Taken."

The World After the Iran Deal: Better or Worse?

One year later, it appears the historic nuclear agreement is a success. But that doesn’t mean the world is a safer place.


China’s Got Nuclear Power Plans for its Fake Islands

China’s planned fleet of floating nuclear reactors could give extra military punch to its buildup in the South China Sea -- and could create a whole new slate of environmental and safety worries.


Under President Sanders, the Planet Will Feel the Burn

While he calls global warming an “unprecedented” threat, Bernie Sanders’s energy proposals could actually raise, not lower, U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

After the walls went up, behind them construction began on a vasdt runway intended for unmanned aerial reconnaissance vehicles, and drones.

India Is Building a Top-Secret Nuclear City to Produce Thermonuclear Weapons, Experts Say

The weapons could upgrade India as a nuclear power — and deeply unsettle Pakistan and China.

Iranian technicians remove a container of radioactive uranium, 'yellow cake', sealed by the International Atomic Energy Agency, to be used at the Isfahan Uranium Conversion Facilities (UCF), 420 kms south of Tehran, 08 August 2005. Iran looked set to resume sensitive nuclear fuel work imminently after the arrival of UN inspectors at a uranium conversion plant, a move that would put it on a collision course with the West.       AFP PHOTO/BEHROUZ MEHRI (Photo credit should read BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran Was Building a Nuclear Bomb. So What?

What “closing the file” on Tehran’s nuclear weapons program really means.

BEIJING, CHINA - AUGUST 31:  Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev attend the signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People on August 31, 2015 in Beijing, China. Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev will attend the September 3, 2015 Chinese People's Anti-Japanese War and the World Anti-Fascist War 70th anniversary victory parade.  (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Pool/Getty Images)

A Step Toward a Safer Atom

My country is host to an important new initiative that could change how the world talks about nuclear enrichment forever.

An Iranian woman walks past an anti-US m

Burying the Hatchet With Iran

For over three decades, Washington and Tehran have been mortal rivals. Can they use the nuclear deal to mend ties and build a new order in the Middle East?​


Nuclear Renaissance, Redux

The much-hyped nuclear power revival was derailed by Fukushima. Four years later, nuclear is all the rage again — but challenges like safety, cost, and proliferation remain.