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  • Iran's president calls for end to isolation, urges nuclear deal

    Iran's president calls for end to isolation, urges nuclear deal
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called international nuclear negotiations a matter of “heart” on Sunday, and said Iran needed to end its political isolation to allow its economy to grow. Rouhani made his remarks to a conference of 1,500...
  • Nuclear forensic experts prepare for the worst and hope to deter it

    Nuclear forensic experts prepare for the worst and hope to deter it
    If federal agents ever capture a stolen nuclear weapon — or have to investigate the detonation of one — they will turn to one of the most esoteric groups of detectives in the world. Investigators will need proof of where a weapon came from...
  • Concern about North Korea's nuclear weapons

    The authors of a recent op-ed are absolutely right to be concerned about North Korea’s nuclear weapons (Perspective, Jan. 2). The authors correctly pointed out that the U.S. has done little to stop or counteract North Korea’s aggressive...
  • Should Ukraine rewrite history and reacquire nuclear weapons? No and no.

    Twenty years ago in Budapest, Hungary, leaders of the United States, Russia, Britain and Ukraine signed a memorandum on nuclear weapons and Ukrainian security. It committed Ukraine to remove nuclear arms from its territory and join the Nuclear...
  • Mishaps at nuke repository lead to $54 million in penalties

    Mishaps at nuke repository lead to $54 million in penalties
    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...
  • Professor's Eclectic Mix: Food, Art, History, Science

    Robert M. Palter was an intellectual, a philosopher by training, but his interests were broad and included contemporary art, German poetry and the history of science. His last major publication combined many of his passions: It involved food, poetry, art,...
  • Aging nuclear arsenal grows ever more costly

    Aging nuclear arsenal grows ever more costly
    Pipes, tanks and other equipment rust in the humid Southern air. Leaky roofs leave puddles on factory floors. Abandoned buildings are scattered across an 800-acre site contaminated with hundreds of tons of mercury. If this were a factory making cars...
  • 2 Americans freed by North Korea arrive in U.S., hug family members

    2 Americans freed by North Korea arrive in U.S., hug family members
    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...
  • Restocking the U.S. nuclear arsenal would send a terrible message

    Restocking the U.S. nuclear arsenal would send a terrible message
    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...
  • Beyond M.A.D.: Reviving nuclear war

    "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,...
  • Deal or no deal? Iran says shut up and make one

    Deal or no deal? Iran says shut up and make one
    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'...