Oh great - a recent study by Harvard non-proliferation experts identifies Pakistan as the country with the least secure nuclear weapons.http://bit.ly/cR5bQc
The US should reduce its nuclear arsenal from 5,113 warheads to 313. A nicely argued policy op-ed in NY Times: http://nyti.ms/airxAm
Is the uncertainty of having no nuclear weapons (but many states poised to build if necessary) really better than having some? Nobel Laureate Thomas Schelling argues that we need to be careful about what we wish for. Daedalus http://bit.ly/971kBC
It is hard to imagine a higher national security priority than securing Russian nuclear sites, in part because it will drive the black market price of enriched uranium above the budgets of large terrorist organizations.
Russia is building the world's first floating nuclear power plant, which can be towed to where it is needed - even remote areas. Yale Environment 368 http://bit.ly/aTpjoo
Scientists have shown that grapes absorb harmless levels of radioactive carbon following atmospheric nuclear tests. Old wines can be tested. The Guardian:http://bit.ly/bYu0tU
A new, easy to hide technique can make be used to make weapons-grade uranium. The US government should invest in programs to track this technology. A Wired Magazine "smart idea" of 2008. http://bit.ly/4D3B1v
Thorium-based nuclear reactors -- long out of favor because they don't facilitate weapons production -- are safer to run and less polluting. Economist http://econ.st/1qmnYBL