Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

  • Add Democracy to Nuclear Policy

    The 2016 US presidential campaign has, among other things, reminded the public that the president has the sole authority to launch a nuclear attack. While public discussion focused on the temperament, judgment and character of the person occupying the office of the presidency, it has also raised...

    November 15, 2016 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • As the threat of a nuclear Iran dominates the nonproliferation arena, India and Pakistan are quietly, but significantly, expanding their nuclear weapons arsenals.

    August 13, 2012 - By Leah Fae Cochran
  • Today the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a venerable organization begun by Manhattan Project leaders who presciently realized the implications of their work, moved the Doomsday Clock one minute closer to midnight. It now stands at 5 minutes to “doomsday.”

    January 10, 2012 - By Paul Carroll
  • May 4, 2011 - By Paul Carroll