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New Delhi and Islamabad Don’t Want Fire and Fury

As hostilities between India and Pakistan escalate, leaders in both countries are very aware of the risks of a nuclear catastrophe.

The Real North Korea Summit Is Inside the Trump Administration

It’s clear by now what North Korea is willing to offer in nuclear negotiations. The question is what the United States makes of it.
Why does Trump ignore North Korea’s non-nuclear troublemaking?

Why does Trump ignore North Korea’s non-nuclear troublemaking?

It's just as bad as Iran, so why does Kim Jong Un get treated differently?
At 12 years old, Memphis boy builds a working nuclear reactor in his family's home

At 12 years old, Memphis boy builds a working nuclear reactor in his family's home

Feel pretty proud of that academic award you got in high school? Well don't. No matter what it was for, it undoubtedly pales in comparison to this. Jackson Oswalt from Memphis, Tennessee, who is now
US sues contractor for allegedly over-billing on now-defunct MOX fuel facility

US sues contractor for allegedly over-billing on now-defunct MOX fuel facility

Contractor offered football tickets and rifles in exchange for favorable treatment.
Japanese utility makes first contact with melted Fukushima fuel

Japanese utility makes first contact with melted Fukushima fuel

Pebbles of melted nuclear fuel were mostly able to be moved.

North Korea Needs a Real Deal, Not a Trump Special

The Hanoi summit can be a step forward—if both sides commit.
Shin's Tricycle

Shin's Tricycle

Behind a glass case at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is a battered and rusted tricycle. The seat is missing, and so are the pedals and the handle grips, and the entire metal frame of the cycle
Donald Trump plans a nuclear arms race in his State of the Union

Donald Trump plans a nuclear arms race in his State of the Union

Donald Trump’s nuclear diplomacy was on full display in his State of the Union speech on Tuesday, which included the revelation of an upcoming meeting…
Toshiba built a new robot to probe damaged Fukushima reactor

Toshiba built a new robot to probe damaged Fukushima reactor

Toshiba has built a new robot designed to probe the damaged, radioactive reactors in Fukushima, the company has revealed. The robot features a variety of tools to assess the damaged Unit 2 reactor,
Toshiba built a new robot to probe damaged Fukushima reactor

Toshiba built a new robot to probe damaged Fukushima reactor

Toshiba has built a new robot designed to probe the damaged, radioactive reactors in Fukushima, the company has revealed. The robot features a variety of tools to assess the damaged Unit 2 reactor,

In Trump’s World, Nukes Are Self-Defense

As the Japan-U.S. alliance weakens, could Tokyo drop its nuclear weapons ban?

An American Captive in Iran

On the podcast: The Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian recounts his grueling 18 months in an Iranian prison.
Cities at Sea: How Aircraft Carriers Work

Cities at Sea: How Aircraft Carriers Work

The capital ship of any fleet that can afford it

Russia’s Conventional Weapons Are Deadlier Than Its Nukes

Withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty would take the United States one step forward and many steps back on international security.
Iran’s satellite launcher isn’t “virtually identical” to a ballistic missile

Iran’s satellite launcher isn’t “virtually identical” to a ballistic missile

An Iranian satellite launch failed yesterday after its rocket left the atmosphere, Tehran said after launching the spacecraft despite criticism from the United States. It…
As the US nuclear fleet ages, one lab group hopes to give it a second wind

As the US nuclear fleet ages, one lab group hopes to give it a second wind

A high-resolution modeling program will allow utilities to make important changes.

U.S. to Ease Limits on Humanitarian Aid to North Korea

Aid groups welcome the move, but it’s not likely to unlock stalled nuclear negotiations.