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Washington is Compelling Iran to Withdraw from the JCPOA

The US is seemingly goading Iran into withdrawing from the JCPOA. That might lead to some nasty surprises, for both them and us. Whilst attention continues to be drawn to North Korea, important developments continue to characterise the Iranian nuclear … Continue reading

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The Fermi Paradox and Nuclear Terrorism: Where are the Mushroom Clouds?

29 September marked the birthday of Enrico Fermi, one of the 20th centuries more noted physicists. It was Fermi that posed the famous paradox, since named after him, on the probability of extraterrestrial intelligence. To mark the occasion I reproduce … Continue reading

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Nuclear Reactor Security and Nuclear Terrorism: Whither the Design Basis Threat?

It was not so long ago that much hope, especially among the nuclear industry, was invested in a new wave of nuclear reactor construction. So much so that it was often said that we were embarking upon a “nuclear renaissance” … Continue reading

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Nuclear Terrorism, Deterrence, and the Social Construction of Risk

Whatever one may think of the quantification and ontology of risk surely it is a fascinating exercise to compare the way society perceives risk through a consideration of contrasting cases. When there is a mismatch between the perception of risk … Continue reading

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