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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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The Nebula and the Swamp: Just Responses to Terrorism

Ramzi Kassem, of the City University of New York, has a splendid oped in The New York Times on France, the state of emergency and terrorism. It is well worth reading, and thinking about. Gilles Kepel in a work on … Continue reading

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