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Obama is reportedly considering a no-first-use policy for the US
nuclear arsenal, and proponents of the move say it would de-escalate
potential nuclear crises. But how would a US nuclear no-first-use policy
affect security in East and Southeast Asia? A new debate opens at the Bulletin.
pair of fierce rivals, both nuclear-armed, face off across a contested
border—no wonder South Asia has sometimes been called the world's most
dangerous place. How can India and Pakistan manage nuclear risk so that
danger doesn't become catastrophe? Round one of our debate opens.
ordinary citizens think of cyber threats, most are probably worried
about their passwords and banking details, not a terrorist attack. Yet
terrorists aim for mental as well as physical destruction, and depending
upon who the attackers and the victims are, the psychological effects
of cyber threats can rival those of traditional terrorism. Subscription journal.
What We’re Reading is a new blog at the Bulletin featuring short posts about articles you’ll want to see. This week we look at reports that China
already has a cyber superweapon in place that could exploit as many as
70 million personal computers worldwide; the growing threat from microbes that are more dangerous than cancer; how today’s weather patterns are unrecognizable, even to meteorologists; and whether Colin Powell is right in his claim that Israel has 200 nuclear weapons.
Corporation of New York and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur
Foundation invite proposals for analytical work on reducing the risks
posed by nuclear materials.
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