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Japanese Fishermen and the Bikini Atoll H-bomb Blast

ADST | Posted 01.21.2016 | World
ADST

On March 1st, 1954, the U.S. conducted its largest hydrogen bomb test ever near the Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands.

North Korea Threat Grows; Fewer US Navy Ships for Asia-Pacific

Robert J. Natter | Posted 01.14.2016 | World
Robert J. Natter

North Korea's latest nuclear blast, whether an actual hydrogen bomb test or something short of that, reminds the world that, for all the jokes about him, the unpredictable dictator in Pyongyang is no joke.

Time for a New Approach: Re-thinking U.S. Engagement with North Korea

Sylvia Kim | Posted 01.07.2016 | World
Sylvia Kim

So yes, North Korea has done it again. But let's not fall into that same refrain. Let's move beyond sanctions and condemnations and come up with new modes of engagement. The people of North Korea are at stake and deserve our every attempt at finding a workable policy and solution.

Why Russia and China Won't Curb North Korea Any More Than the U.S. Will Curb Saudi Arabia

Artyom Lukin | Posted 01.07.2016 | World
Artyom Lukin

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia -- Russia's and China's stances on North Korea are not so much different from how the United States treats Saudi Arabia -- a brutal regime sponsoring the ideology of violent jihadism, but one with which Washington needs to maintain friendship for realpolitik reasons.

Why North Korea's Nuclear Test Is Not All Bad News for China

Euan Graham | Posted 01.07.2016 | World
Euan Graham

North Korea is the one regional security issue where Washington consistently courts greater Chinese assertiveness.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Joe Cirincione | Posted 07.10.2015 | Entertainment
Joe Cirincione

Godzilla is coming to a screen near you on May 16, Hollywood's latest action-packed thrill ride. But will it keep faith with the original Godzilla -- one of the world's first anti-nuclear movies?

To Bomb Iran, or Not: What Would Ike Do?

Tom Alderman | Posted 12.03.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

If Iran is developing a nuclear weapon, should they be stopped before or after they may or may not have one? This is the scary, geo-political issue of the day involving the Middle East and therefore the world.

How Japan Learned About "Nuclear Safety"

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lawrence Wittner

Although people can be educated in a variety of ways, experience is a particularly effective teacher. Consider the Japanese, who today are certainly ...

New Mexico's (Atomic) Ground Zero

James M. Clash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
James M. Clash

Trinity was the culmination of the Manhattan Project where, during World War II, some of the best scientific minds toiled to perfect a device they called "the gadget." With the force of 20,000 tons of TNT, the gadget broke windows 90 miles away

Cold War's End -- The Wall Comes Down

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The fall of The Wall signified the fall of the Soviet Union, and an end to the Cold War. And while this was of enormous historical import, I fear that future generations won't really pay much attention to it.

Scientist Reveals India's 1998 Nuke Test A Failure; Poses Threat To Obama's Nonproliferation Plans

Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW DELHI, India Days before President Barack Obama told the United Nations that he hoped to push through a universal treaty to ban all nuclear weapon...

Hiroshima Day: America Has Been Asleep at the Wheel for 64 Years

Daniel Ellsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Ellsberg

I was one of many in the late '50s misled and recruited into the nuclear arms race by exaggerated and deliberately manipulated, fears of Soviet intentions and crash efforts.

An American Scientist, the Soviets and the H-Bomb

Robert S. Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. Norris

The Soviet Union may have obtained the key H-bomb secret ("radiation implosion") through espionage from an American spy at Los Alamos laboratory in the 1950s.

Why College Students Are Having Less Sex

Newsweek | Jennie Yabroff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

When asked to estimate how many sexual partners their peers had had during the past schoolyear, college students guessed three times the number of par...