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Swiss Engineers Charged In High-Profile Nuclear Smuggling Case

AP | By FRANK JORDANS | Posted 02.12.2012 | World

GENEVA -- Three Swiss engineers – a father and his two sons – have been charged with breaking arms export laws by aiding a Pakistani-led n...

Who Created Pakistan's Nuclear Arsenal?

Jamyang Norbu | Posted 07.20.2011 | World
Jamyang Norbu

Pakistanis may hail A.Q. Khan as the father of the "Islamic bomb," but what is generally not mentioned is that his PhD is in metallurgical engineering. He was not involved with the actual design, development and testing of Pakistan's nuclear weapons.

Pakistan Army: Earn Your Keep

Wajid Ali Syed | Posted 07.09.2011 | World
Wajid Ali Syed

The world's most wanted terrorist was a block away from the army garrison. This incident is not the first time the Pakistan Army has made claims that strained credulity.

Swiss Judge Seeks Atomic Secrets Trial for C.I.A. Moles

New York Times | WILLIAM J. BROAD and DAVID E. SANGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A seven-year effort by the Central Intelligence Agency to hide its relationship with a Swiss family who once acted as moles inside the world's most su...

The Strange Case of Libya

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

The "Libyan model" holds great promise for other countries currently developing nuclear programs. Yes, engagement with even unpredictable tyrants can yield important and durable agreements.

A.Q. Khan, "Father" of Pakistan's Nuclear Bomb, Speaks Out

Madhavi Bhasin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Madhavi Bhasin

Though Dr. Khan is no longer associated with Pakistan's nuclear establishment, his pardon and release could embolden others for indulging in illicit nuclear proliferation activities.

Pakistan Court Lifts Curbs On Scientist AQ Khan Who Sold Nuclear Secrets

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A court in Pakistan has lifted the final restrictions on controversial nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan, allowing him total freedom of movement....

"Unpleasant Things"

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

Buried deep within the former Vice President's chest-thumping speech defending the Enhanced... excuse me, the Unpleasant Things Program was a bizarre boast.

Obama's Crisis Management: Of Flu and AfPak

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

After plenty of preliminary work by his top aides, and behind-the-scenes preparation by himself Obama is about to bring the question of Afghanistan and Pakistan back to center stage.

The End is Near: What's Your Personal Apocalypse?

Dan Dubno | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Dubno

It's always good fun predicting how our world will end. So many of us engage in this sport, I'm hoping we can somehow harness the considerable intellectual energy that goes into this question.

A.Q. Khan and the Oath Not Taken

Dan Dubno | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Dubno

He is old, angry, and suffers from thrombosis and prostate cancer. Yet AQ Khan, who trained as a metallurgical engineer, is often described as the most dangerous person on Earth.

Smooth Sailing For Panetta

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Panetta has a more than full plate as the next CIA director. It's good he's going to be starting out without all the political distractions that many thought would derail him last month.

Israeli Raid On Syria Said To Destroy Nuclear Cache

Times of London | Uzi Mahnaimi and Sarah Baxter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It was just after midnight when the 69th Squadron of Israeli F15Is crossed the Syrian coast-line. On the ground, Syria's formidable air defences went ...