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.
Brexit Could Nuke Britain’s Nuclear Energy Industry
A new parliamentary report warns of an industry meltdown unless things change.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Iran Was Building a Nuclear Bomb. So What?
What “closing the file” on Tehran’s nuclear weapons program really means.
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.
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.