Time to the End the Nuclear Power Delusion

The devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11 has once again cast nuclear power in a negative light. Fukushima Dai-Ichi has now joined Three-Mile Island and Chernobyl as warnings of an even-more devastating nuclear disaster that could lie in our future. In each instance, the public received assurance that the accident was […]

Toppling Nuclear Shibboleths

The New START treaty, which Russia ratified in late January, has stirred debate over the role of nuclear weapons in international politics. As Washington pressures both Iran and North Korea to abandon their nuclear ambitions, many U.S. commentators cling to the U.S. nuclear arsenal as a pillar of its international hegemony. They latch onto nuclear […]

Feint Fear: What if neither Israel nor America is Iran’s target?

The CIA, offering the most optimistic estimate of Iranian acquisition of nuclear weaponry, forecasts that event within a decade.  Other estimates see the storm breaking much sooner.  Whatever the true pace of that progress, certainly President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s rhetoric on the subject is as consistent as it is unsettling:  belligerently proclaiming progress toward nuclear arms, […]