| Dec 6, 2014
| 5:30 PM
New Mexico officials issued fines Saturday of $54 million against two contractors for errors in handling nuclear waste that led to a shutdown earlier this year of the nation’s only operating dump for nuclear weapons waste.
The fines come amid a...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 12:05 AM
At a time when we are reflecting on the lessons from the Cold War amid growing concern about the current U.S.-Russia relationship, we should be looking ahead to anticipate how changes in technology and geopolitics create new challenges to peace and...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"Some of the key technocrats and scientists of the Cold War say the nation has become overly confident about its nuclear deterrence. The nuclear enterprise, they say, 'is rusting its way to disarmament.'"
Let's meditate on this irony -- that disarmament,...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 3:44 PM
To the editor: The U.S. can lead in modernizing its nuclear arsenal, resuming nuclear testing and, in general, continuing to demonstrate the perceived military usefulness of nuclear weapons. Or, the U.S. can lead in pursuing negotiations in good faith...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 1:50 PM
As everyone seems to be saying, there is less than a fortnight to go before we hit the Nov. 24 deadline for a final agreement with Iran over its nuclear program. And as more and more people are forecasting, things aren't looking too good.
The issue isn'...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
As Russian forces were drawing back from a swift and violent incursion into Ukraine this fall, Moscow was delivering another powerful military statement many miles to the north.
A new 40-foot Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile, capable of...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 10:29 PM
Two Americans freed from secretive North Korea returned home on Saturday after the surprise involvement of the top-ranking U.S. intelligence official who traveled to Pyongyang to secure their release.
Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller, who had been...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 5:05 AM
This week's announcement that negotiations with Iran over its nuclear power program will be extended is both good and bad news. The good news is that the interim agreement, or Joint Plan of Action, will continue in force. It has been the single most...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 12:53 PM
The announcement today that the U.S. and Iran have agreed to extend talks over Tehran's disputed nuclear program is far short of what we might have hoped for. But the extension can't be counted as a failure either. If the goal is to keep up the pressure...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 3:05 PM
As a Monday deadline looms for Iran and global powers to craft a nuclear accord, the official media here are already priming weary citizens for the possibility that no agreement will be forthcoming. Commentators leave little doubt who will be responsible....
| Nov 21, 2014
| 7:05 AM
VIENNA With only three days left to bridge significant differences, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry met in Vienna on Friday for talks aimed at ensuring that Iran does not get nuclear weapons.