Fairer application of the global nonproliferation system can help developing countries build nuclear power industries, foster transparency, and enhance global security.
Obama and Romney are utterly ignoring climate change. That won't make the problem go away. Just the opposite: It will make things even worse.
Japan's nuclear energy policy faces its moment of truth.
The H5N1 controversy illustrates why a multidisciplinary, global organization is needed to improve oversight of potentially dangerous research in the life sciences.
Amid India's aggressive program of nuclear expansion, a growing anti-nuclear movement has gained traction via nonviolent protests. The official response -- which has included police intimidation and mass harassment -- raises questions about the future of India's democracy.
Ordinary people are often aware of climate change and concerned about it, but nevertheless ignore it in their daily lives and continue to act as if everything were fine. Why?
How congressional ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea -- with key amendments that address weapons of mass destruction -- could strengthen non-proliferation efforts, including the Proliferation Security Initiative.
The United States rushed into the nuclear age eager to cement its technical superiority, disregarding warnings that a decades-long nuclear arms race would ensue. Before they go too far, policymakers should consider the implications -- both intended and unintended -- of cyberweapons.
The Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future recommended a consent-based approach to nuclear waste management, but the commission should have gone even further to ensure public and stakeholder engagement.
Why a WMD-free Middle East is more likely than you might think.
The Japanese government needs to assume full control of Tepco so it can assure proper management of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant and encourage alternative energy sources.
Why NATO should retire the ambiguous "tactical" designation and work toward arms reduction that includes strategic, tactical and every other kind of nuclear weapon.
If Iran shows it is serious about negotiating, the major powers might be wise to call Tehran's bluff, accept official claims that its nuclear program is peaceful and act to integrate the program into the global nuclear economy.
The international community needs to create a legally binding convention on nuclear security -- before terrorists exploit weaknesses in the current security regime to create and use a nuclear weapon.
As North Korean and Iranian negotiations continue, the international community needs to develop new tools for ensuring that agreements to suspend nuclear enrichment are not fig leafs that hide illicit nuclear activities.
The 2012 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul could have been a watershed moment for nuclear security, but it was largely a review of past successes.
NATO should withdraw the remaining US tactical nuclear weapons deployed in Europe during the Cold War. To advance the discussion of total withdrawal, the upcoming NATO Defense and Deterrence Posture Review should officially announce the numbers and locations of all of these weapons.
After the US and North Korea made a deal to exchange food aid for scaled-back nuclear activities, two statements came out this week -- one from Washington and one from Pyongyang. Unfortunately, so did two different understandings of the deal.