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Alienating Aliens: Do Nukes Make Them Go Ballistic?

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Russ Wellen

If extraterrestrials are darting about our atmosphere, it's a safe bet that they can't be happy about past tests of nuclear detonations and the prospect of their use in warfare.

Benjamin Netanyahu On Iranian Threat: "The Issue Is Not The Security Of Israel But Of The World"

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEWSWEEK's Lally Weymouth spoke to Netanyahu in Jerusalem last week. Excerpts: WEYMOUTH: What did you think of the Goldstone report? NETANYAHU: I tho...

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.

North Korea Warns Against Sanctions

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

UNITED NATIONS — North Korea says it will strengthen its nuclear arsenal if new sanctions are imposed because of its weapons program. Pak Kil Y...

We Can't Afford Health Care? You lie!

Tom H. Hastings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom H. Hastings

Does it not seem that when the US can afford and not question nearly 1,000 military bases on other people's sovereign soil -- 287 of them in Germany alone -- that we can afford to create jobs?

Iran Has A New Nuclear Program

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's top nuclear negotiator offered an opening Tuesday for possible compromise with the West, saying the Islamic regime is read...

Sarkozy Threatens Iran With "Severe" Sanctions Over Nuclear Program, Election Crackdown

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — President Nicolas Sarkozy criticized Iranian leaders for their handling of contested elections and their nuclear program, and pleaded fo...

Diplomats: Iran's Output Of Enriched Uranium Stagnates

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VIENNA — Iran's output of enriched uranium is stagnating even as its production capacity increases, a sign that Tehran may be running out of the...

Iran Calls For Ban On Striking Nuke Facilities

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VIENNA, Austria — Iran, whose nuclear facilities are under threat of possible Israeli military strikes, proposed Wednesday that a 150-nation con...

Lee, Ling and North Korea: Are We Informed?

Farai Chideya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Farai Chideya

Of all the questions that come to mind when looking at the case of Lee, Ling, and North Korea, the one troubling most people I know is: What do I do?

North Korea Nuclear Test Raises the Stakes on Nuclear Abolition

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah van Gelder

As the world comes to terms with the dangerous possibilities of a nuclear-armed North Korea and Iran, perhaps the obligations of the current nuclear power to work towards abolition will get the attention required for action.

North Korea, Do You Need a Hug?

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dear North Korea, What's up, guy? Listen, we heard through the grapevine that you did more nuke testing today. DUDE, what have we said about missile ...

Pakistani President Zardari: Nukes Are Safe

AP | PAISLEY DODDS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Pakistan's president on Wednesday brushed aside warnings that country's nuclear arsenal was in jeopardy because of mounting instability...

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

The Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs: American Economic Leadership Recognized Facts: US President Barack Obama made his first address to Americ...

Will Obama-Mania Lead Us to Solartopia? Yes We Will!

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Rebirthing Detroit as a clean, lean, green machine with union labor making carbon free cars and the New Solartopian mass transit network we really need... Yes We Can!

Pentagon: Over 1000 Nuclear Weapon Parts Missing?

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

What's the difference between "missing" nuclear weapons and "not having a full and complete auditable trail"? That appears to be the hair the Pentagon chooses to split.