Going Nuclear

Nuclear power
January 10, 2017 by Rachel Bronson, John Mecklin

Can and should nuclear power play a significant role in combating climate change?

April 4, 2016 by Kit R. Roane

Cold War scientists once worried that a nuclear war could plunge the world into a deadly ice age. But why, three decades later, does Nuclear Winter still resonate?

Russian army officers pose in front of a launch vehicle that once transported a Topol M intercontinental ballistic missile. The launcher is now at display at the Russian Defense Ministry's brand-new "Patriot Park," which also includes rockets, tanks and other armored vehicles that are particularly popular with small boys. Image by Rachel Oswald. Russia, 2015.
November 20, 2015 by Rachel Oswald

Ongoing U.S.-Russia tensions around Ukraine have spilled over into the nuclear weapons realm, putting at risk decades of post-Cold War effort to foster nuclear predictability, stability, and safety.

Image by Reese Erlich. Iran, 2015.
August 7, 2015 by Reese Erlich

The US fears Iran's nuclear program but the view from Tehran is far different. Veteran foreign correspondent Reese Erlich goes beyond the stereotypes to get the view of ordinary Iranians.

Image by Daniel Sagalyn.
July 31, 2015 by Daniel Sagalyn, Jamie McIntyre

The Pentagon plans to replace the current nuclear arsenal, including 12 new nuclear armed submarines in the coming decades. But can the United States afford this and is it necessary?

May 26, 2015 by Dan Zak

Seven decades ago the Marshall Islands felt what nuclear war would be like. This century they're grappling with the legacy of U.S. bomb tests—while staring down a new threat driven by climate change.

August 17, 2013 by David E. Hoffman, Eben Harrell

Tunnels in a mountain in Kazakhstan once used to test Soviet nuclear weapons contained enough plutonium for terrorists to construct dozens of atomic bombs.

September 3, 2012 by Eve Conant

As a global debate rages over nuclear power's future as a safe and clean energy source, Russia is aggressively pursuing nuclear expansion at home and abroad.

July 11, 2012 by Tom Hundley

A full-throttle nuclear arms race is underway in a region where terrorism, ethnic violence, and border disputes are endemic. But the flashpoint isn't Iran. It's Pakistan and India.

January 4, 2012 by Yochi Dreazen

U.S. officials believe Iran’s ongoing progress towards a nuclear weapon is pushing Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt and Turkey to follow suit, raising the odds of an Arab nuclear arms race.