Nuclear proliferation

This image made from a video released by Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant shows bright flaring object landing in grounds of the nuclear plant in Enerhodar, Ukraine

A Ukrainian nuclear plant survived Russian attack. But it raises security concerns over reactors in war zones, analyst says.


Atomic safety experts say that a war fought amid nuclear reactors represents an unprecedented and highly dangerous situation. Henry Sokolski, the executive director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, talked with The World’s Carol Hills about the risks.

In this file photo taken on Wed. June 24, 2020, Russian RS-24 Yars ballistic missiles roll in Red Square during the Victory Day military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the Nazi defeat in Moscow, Russia.

US and Russia extend key nuclear arms reduction treaty

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is shown wearing a dark suit and standing in front of several microphones.

Fearing nuclear proliferation, Europe scrambles to calm Iran tensions

Two diplomats stand in front of a sign that reads ban nuclear weapons

Can the Ban Treaty eliminate the threat of nuclear war? The clock is ticking down

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A boy looks at a photograph showing Hiroshima city after the 1945 atomic bombing, at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Japan, Aug. 6, 2007.

Tell us your thoughts on nuclear security

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US President Donald Trump sits beside South Korea's President Moon Jae-In in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, May 22, 2018.

With cancellation, Trump-Kim summit gets a dose of reality

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The cancellation has eased the anxiety of foreign policy and nuclear nonproliferation experts who said that President Donald Trump had rushed headlong into a meeting unprepared. Ever since Trump accepted Kim’s invitation to meet in March, experts warned such a high-level dialogue would go south without a specific and careful diplomatic strategy.


After the Cold War, US struggles with a glut of poisonous plutonium


William Potter, director of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, told Reuters: “We are in a much more dangerous situation today than we were in the Cold War.”

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman walks from a black car toward Lambeth Palace, London.

Remarks raise prospect of nuclear arms race in the Middle East


“Saudi Arabia does not want to acquire any nuclear bomb, but without a doubt if Iran developed a nuclear bomb, we will follow suit as soon as possible,” Prince Mohammed bin Salman told CBS in an interview that will air in full on Sunday.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivers remarks to members of the press after a meeting about North Korea's nuclear program at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, Dec. 15, 2017.

Tillerson urges long halt to North Korea weapons tests before any talks


US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday urged North Korea to carry out a “sustained cessation” of weapons testing to allow the two countries to hold talks about Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs.

Rick Perry

How do you lead a government agency you once said should be abolished?


Former presidential hopeful and one-time Texas Gov. Rick Perry now heads the Department of Energy, an agency he once said could be eliminated with no loss to the public.