The ongoing crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is not a cause for panic but rather an opportunity to improve safety worldwide.
The success of the CTBT's global monitoring system in response to the tragedy in Japan has demonstrated its effectiveness in responding to natural disasters, further evidencing its value to US and global security.
Japan faces prolonged anxiety and distress in its quest to find answers to the Fukushima disaster. One answer may be that a conventional back-up system was in the wrong place. There is much to learn.
In the wake of Fukushima, it may be time to broaden the scope of the Seoul 2012 Nuclear Security Summit to include safety issues as well as security.
The energy future must take into account the needs of the world's growing population and protect the future viability of the planet. And this does not come without risk.
Before this month's tragedy in Japan, many were confident that reactor design and safety had matured and catastrophic accidents were simply not going to happen. Fukushima has proven these assumptions wrong -- and it will have a number of implications for the energy debate.
With science unable to accurately determine major geologic events, a reassessment needs to be made of how much nuclear site planning relies on such predictions.
Releasing information about the status of the nuclear plants, the extent of the damage, and the risks of further radioactive emissions can serve to dampen negative commentary and worst-case speculation.
A review of how baby teeth studies that started in the 1950s could apply to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty today.
In November, India met the last of its commitments to satisfy a nuclear cooperation deal with the US. So how should this be interpreted?
President Barack Obama has convened an expert commission to suggest nuclear waste disposal alternatives to the now abandoned geologic repository at Yucca Mountain. Here's what they should recommend.
While private markets refuse to support nuclear projects, advocates demand further subsidies from U.S. taxpayers and ratepayers--a recipe for financial disaster.
A win-win agreement between Tehran and the P5+1 nations is currently on the negotiating table--potentially the last best chance for a significant breakthrough in the Iranian nuclear crisis.
A lack of space to store South Korea's spent nuclear fuel is becoming a critical limitation to expanding nuclear power there. Enter next-generation pyroprocessing and fast reactors.
Looking back at a 60-year legacy of Soviet nuclear testing in his country, the secretary of Kazakhstan's National Security Committee writes that the world must rededicate itself to abolishing nuclear weapons.
Advanced reprocessing technologies offer a path toward ending the use of fossil fuels, allowing the United States to be energy independent, and reducing the threat of proliferation.
Loan guarantees for nuclear reactor construction are a poor deal for taxpayers, who will be left with huge liabilities if projects fail or companies default on their loans.
Plagued with problems since Britain first started separating plutonium, the reprocessing facilities at the country's Sellafield complex should be permanently closed once and for all.