Japan

On the radar: Bluster and reality; Limited and untested missiles; Long-term strategy for Iran and Iranians; Tweaking the doomsday plan; Capping MOX; Other E. Asian nuclear threats; and Surviving radiation exposure.   Read more »
Posted on April 5, 2013
  On the radar: 14 GBIs to Alaska, Phase IV scrapped; Investing in a broken system; Canceling the non-existent; Navy dumps nonstrategic nukes; One-on-one, tit-for-tat; Keeping the South non-nuclear; and Japan’s post-war nuclear considerations.   Read more »
Posted on March 18, 2013
Next week marks the second anniversary of the nuclear accident at the Fukushima reactors in Japan. Remember? The days and weeks we collectively crossed our fingers as heroic workers improvised and threw everything they could at melting reactors and damaged spent fuel pools to stave off disaster? Seems like a long time gone and Fukushima has, in our collective consciousness, faded into a historical nuclear footnote. “Close call,” we may think, “but the danger is over.” Not quite. In fact, not even close. Read more »
Posted by Paul Carroll on March 7, 2013
With a new year come exciting opportunities to expand your knowledge of nuclear issues. Since you have probably read through last year’s list (well done!) and our summer list (kudos!), we’re providing you with a brand new list to satisfy your reading resolution for 2013. Covering diverse topics from Hiroshima manga (Japanese graphic novels) to the development of the bomb in Pakistan there is something to satisfy the nuclear wonk in everyone. Read more »
Posted by Jessica Sleight on January 22, 2013
On the radar: Sanctions in NDAA; Hagel nomination; Japan’s Plutonium Problems; Los Alamos security; Richardson and Schmidt in Pyongyang; Eating grass; and Reagan’s awesomely bad Soviet space program brief. Read more »
Posted on January 7, 2013
On the radar: Iran’s missile lag; DPRK delays launch; Proliferation trends; Causes of Nork rocket failure; FSU nuclear black market; Iran condemns US test; INF turns 25; Managing US-Israeli relations; and RIP, Birger Stromsheim. Read more »
Posted on December 10, 2012
  On the radar: High accuracy, low yield, huge budget; Shoddy science; Decisions for the 2nd term; “Armageddon on a Budget”; Nukes and the NDAA; Japan’s plutonium buildup; Israeli BMD; and Mousavian on a grand bargain.   Read more »
Posted on November 29, 2012
  On the radar: High accuracy, low yield, huge budget; Shoddy science; Decisions for the 2nd term; “Armageddon on a Budget”; Nukes and the NDAA; Japan’s plutonium buildup; Israeli BMD; and Mousavian on a grand bargain.   Read more »
Posted on November 29, 2012
On the radar: New Kirk-Menendez sanctions; CTBT priority; Iran fires on U.S. drone; Russian views on reductions; Security at LANL; Nuclear security delayed; The Second Nuclear Age; and East coast BMD would be pricey.   Read more »
Posted on November 9, 2012
On the radar: The $10.4 billion bomb; Leadership after the election; Rumors of 20% suspension; the Iran strike that wasn’t; Cheating at Pantex; Threat reduction shift; and FAQ on nuking hurricanes. Read more »
Posted on November 5, 2012