iOS app Android app

Nuclear War

North Korea: A "Real and Present Danger"?

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 06.04.2013 | World
Aiko Stevenson

According to former basketball champion Dennis Rodman who recently visited Pyongyang, all Kim wants is for President Barack Obama to call him. Why? Apparently, he is more worried about a threat from China than he is from the U.S.

Channing Tatum Is MIA in the Latest G.I. Joe Movie

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.28.2013 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

If you are looking forward to seeing Channing Tatum in the new movie G.I. Joe: Retaliation, don't get to the theater late or you'll miss him.

Phantom Could Use More Menace

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.05.2013 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Phantom is a submarine movie based on a set of true facts. It concerns the sinking of a Russian submarine and the suppositions about how it came to happen.

Paul Brady

PHOTOS: In Search Of Missile Silos In South Dakota

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Brady | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

The most terrifying thing about the mothballed missile silo in South Dakota is that it's just sitting there, right off Exit 116 on Interstate 90, a fe...

Cuban Missile Crisis: Death In The Afternoon

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 02.04.2013 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

Eons away from that threatening morning in Manhattan, the so-called Cuban Missile Crisis continues to stay in plain sight. It provokes an existential question: Can time run out?

Remembering John F. Kennedy, Jr.

Nina Burleigh | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics
Nina Burleigh

Besides being the month of Thanksgiving, November is the month of the Dead Kennedy. It's a time of remembering a day of blood and brains on a pink dre...

AFI Review: The Personal War of Ginger and Rosa

Brian Formo | Posted 01.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Brian Formo

Writer/director Sally Potter has switched the shift typical of films set in the 1960s from personal and sexual enlightenment to stone-still disillusionment in Ginger and Rosa, which begins with the mushroom cloud of Hiroshima.

The Hydrogen Bomb Turns 60 Today: Will We Ever Put the Nuclear Genie Back in the Bottle, or Has It Escaped to Haunt Us Forevermore?

Tad Daley | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Tad Daley

Of all the challenges facing the human race in the 21st Century, climate change and nuclear annihilation stand alone.

The Cuban Missile Crisis: What We Must Never Lose Sight Of 50 Years Later

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 12.30.2012 | Fifty
Hoyt Hilsman

Fifty years ago this week, much changed for me, my family and the rest of America. As a nation and a world, we had stared down the barrel of nuclear destruction. However, it seems clear that 50 years after the Cuban Missile Crisis we are not much closer to banishing the threat of nuclear war.

The Week the World Stood Still

Noam Chomsky | Posted 12.15.2012 | World
Noam Chomsky

In 1962, war was avoided by Khrushchev's willingness to accept Kennedy's hegemonic demands. But we can hardly count on such sanity forever. It's a near miracle that nuclear war has so far been avoided.

Disputed Islands in the Sun

John Wagner Givens | Posted 12.02.2012 | World
John Wagner Givens

A recent cover of the Economist showed a picture of a few small islands and asks "Could China and Japan really go to war over these?" There are many reasons to believe that this conflict will not escalate into a war, or at least, not a wide-ranging one.

The Long Now: How the Far Future Affects Our Present Time

Russell C. Smith | Posted 07.30.2012 | Technology
Russell C. Smith

While being able to create a black hole, or recreate the Big Bang with the Hadron Collider sounds like super fun experiments, what if we're really able to create a black hole in an underground laboratory in Switzerland?

Beyond Nuclear Denial

William Hartung | Posted 09.08.2012 | World
William Hartung

Now, on a planet still overstocked with city-busting, world-ending weaponry, in which almost 67 years have passed since a nuclear weapon was last used, the only nuke that Americans regularly hear about is one that doesn't exist: Iran's.

Let Them Eat Soot!

Helen Young | Posted 08.19.2012 | World
Helen Young

Even a so-called "small" nuclear war would have huge and devastating consequences for people living nowhere near it

Facing Existential Risk: How the U.S. Survived the Atom Bomb and the Ozone Hole

William Heegaard | Posted 08.01.2012 | College
William Heegaard

In this project I examine the history behind American perception of human extinction. I explore how existential risk has shaped foreign policy by tracing the domestic debate over nuclear war and ozone depletion.

8 Ways We Might Be Causing Our Own Extinction

Fred Guterl | Posted 07.22.2012 | Books
Fred Guterl

Our own success as a species has created new a terrifying risks that didn't exist a few decades ago. By our dominating presence on the planet, we are in danger of upsetting climate systems in ways we don't fully understand.

Preventing Nuclear Terrorism

Robert Gallucci | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Robert Gallucci

Nations with nuclear material -- whether military or civilian -- must secure and eliminate stocks of highly enriched uranium and plutonium. The threat of nuclear terror is not just possible, it is quite plausible; if effective action is not taken, over time, it is probable.

What Obama and Israel Are Really Up to With Iran, and Each Other

Death Race | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics
Death Race

Tensions remain. But one reason why Monday's meeting between Netanyahu and Obama ended with less rancor than did their last tete-a-tete is that Israel is growing more comfortable with U.S. policy -- secret U.S. policy.

Israel and Iran Need Diplomacy, Not Destruction

Qasim Rashid | Posted 05.08.2012 | World
Qasim Rashid

When our arrogance makes us ignorant to the horror that is war -- WWIII will have begun. Recall with humility, then, that WWI and WWII killed 20 million and 60 million respectively and wounded many millions more.

Joshua Hersh

GOP Leader Argues For War Against Iran

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.05.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- A top Republican senator made a strong case for military action against Iran Monday night, calling the Obama administration's policy of ...

Let's Drop the Big One

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Republican presidential candidates' extreme comments about economics and culture have dominated headlines, but lurking in the shadows is a hawkish Cold War mentality. Gingrich, Romney and Santorum want to beef up the military and put nuclear weapons back on the table.

Newt Prepared For Outlandish Doomsday Scenario

The New York Times | William J. Broad | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

Newt Gingrich, the Republican presidential hopeful, wants you to know that as commander in chief he is ready to confront one of the most nightmarish o...

Is a Nuclear War With China Possible?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 01.30.2012 | World
Lawrence Wittner

The gathering tension between the United States and China is clear enough. But need this lead to nuclear war? Not necessarily. And yet, there are signs that it could.

Pacific Standard Time At LACMA: The Untold Story

Harris Silver | Posted 01.22.2012 | Home
Harris Silver

Pacific Standard Time is a sprawling cultural initiative with 68 major museum shows and 125 gallery exhibitions including California Design 1930-1965: 'Living in a Modern Way.'

The Man Of Peace

Posted 11.15.2011 | Books

From "Eisenhower: The White House Years" by Jim Newton (Doubleday, $29.95) May 1, 1958, was a fairly quiet day in the world. It was international...