March 1, 2006
By Allison Macfarlane, Associate, Project on Managing the Atom
Testimony of Allison M. Macfarlane for the Environment and Public Works Committee, U.S. Senate, Hearing on the Status of the Yucca Mountain Project, March 1, 2006
February 14, 2006
Op-Ed, The Irish Times
By Thomas J. Wright, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 2004-2007
Iran's regime is extreme and has made repeated threats against Israel; there are good reasons to be concerned about its nuclear programme, writes Tom Wright.
February 9, 2006
Op-Ed, The Bangkok Post
By Xiaohui (Anne) Wu, Former Associate, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom, 2007–2010; Former Research Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom, 2004–2007
February 5, 2006
Op-Ed, Boston Globe
By Bob Graham, Former Senior Research Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, 2005-2006
In Tuesday evening's State of the Union speech, President Bush defended his warrantless wiretap program by giving one example of where it might have saved American lives: "It is said that prior to the attacks of Sept. 11, our government failed to connect the dots of the conspiracy. We now know that two of the hijackers in the United States placed telephone calls to Al Qaeda operatives overseas. But we did not know about their plans until it was too late.
January 30, 2006
Op-Ed, Washington Post
By John M. Deutch, International Council Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
January 27, 2006
Journal Article, The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, issue 1, volume 30
By Hassan Abbas, Former Senior Advisor, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
"How has a state whose founding fathers were secular people who believed in rule of law and democracy drifted toward religious extremism and authoritarianism? Three primary factors—variations on the Triple A theory of influence (Allah, the Army, and America)—have led Pakistan down this path: a powerful independent military, the mushrooming of religious militant groups, and the hydra-headed monster that is the intelligence services."
Journal Article, Innovations, issue 1, volume 1
By Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom
The 1991 dissolution of the Soviet Union posed an unprecedented challenge: to keep tens of thousands of nuclear weapons, and enough highly enriched uranium (HEU) and separated plutonium to make tens of thousands more, out of hostile hands. In this crisis, small groups of policy entrepreneurs launched major innovations to spur the nuclear complexes of the former rival superpowers to pursue their common interest in securing and dismantling nuclear stockpiles. Billions of dollars have now been spent pursuing these efforts, thousands of bombs' worth of nuclear materials have been permanently destroyed, and security both for thousands of nuclear weapons and for enough nuclear material for tens of thousands more has been substantially improved.
January / February 2006
Magazine or Newspaper Article, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
A new international regime could stop nations before they enter the proliferation “red zone.”
Magazine or Newspaper Article, Bulletin of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, (Projects and Studies section), issue 2, volume LIX
By Steven E. Miller, Director, International Security Program; Editor-in-Chief, International Security; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom