Category Archives: Proliferation

Recap: President Obama’s Nuclear Week

Also published here. Back on March 31, Marc Ambinder over at The Atlantic posted something that made me smile: Next week kicks off nuclear madness month at the White House — or, as one senior administration official resignedly describes it, “all nukes, all the time.” If you’re a nuke/national security blogger or journalist, last week [...]
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Shades of Grey: "Grading" the Obama Administration on Biological Threats

Originally published here. There’s a saying in journalism: “If it bleeds, it leads.” The saying traditionally applies to crime reporting, but can be expanded to describe how the traditional media and many blogs approach any story they perceive as “dramatic”, or better yet, “dangerous”. Last week’s national security headlines were a classic example of drama [...]
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The Atomic Rulebook: Iran and IAEA Safeguard Violations

Originally published here. A Page From History, And The Atomic Rulebook On December 8, 1953, US President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed that there should be an international, independent, nuclear watchdog agency, an organization to monitor “the dread secret and the fearful engines of atomic might…”. Thus, in 1957, the International Atomic Energy Agency, or IAEA [...]
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