Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

  • Conscience and the Scientific Community

    When Kennette Benedict joined the board of the Ploughshares Fund in 2012, she was Executive Director and Publisher of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, at the apex of a distinguished professional career devoted to spotlighting the existential risks of nuclear weapons and reducing...

    October 28, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • 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