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Preventing 'Madmen' From Getting Their Hands on Nuclear Material

Kathleen Miles | Posted 04.02.2016 | World
Kathleen Miles

A weighty question loomed large for world leaders who gathered in Washington this week for the fourth Nuclear Security Summit: could terrorists obtain dangerous nuclear material? "There is no doubt that if these madmen ever got their hands on a nuclear bomb or nuclear material, they most certainly would use it to kill as many innocent people as possible," Obama said at the summit. Fears of ISIS' nuclear ambitions have grown since a suspect linked to the November terrorist attacks in Paris was found with a surveillance video of a Belgian nuclear power plant official. Harvard's Matthew Bunn said the Belgian case highlights further steps that must be taken to thwart nuclear terrorism. (continued)

Obama Still Has Time to Leave a Legacy of Nuclear Security

Joe Cirincione | Posted 03.31.2016 | World
Joe Cirincione

The good news is that world leaders are gathering again in Washington to announce new measures to stop terrorists from getting nuclear weapons. The bad news is that for all their success, these summits are not moving fast enough.

9 Costs of Drone Strikes

Lisa Schirch | Posted 08.28.2012 | World
Lisa Schirch

The seduction of drones' short-term impacts loses its appeal alongside the significant long-term strategic and moral costs of this tactic.