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Meet Rachel Bronson, the newly appointed executive director and publisher of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Founded in 1945 by former Manhattan Project physicists after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Bulletin is a nontechnical online magazine that covers global security and public policy issues related to the dangers posed by nuclear weapons, climate change, emerging technologies, and other challenges.
The fog of war lies thick over the battlefields of Iraq and Syria. Deliberate enemy deception, willful self-deception, and the complexity of large-scale combat ensure that the truth about war is almost always obscured by a kind of fog. Occasionally a major event parts the clouds and reveals a few fragments of truth, only to have the fog close in again. The collapse of Iraqi defenses in Ramadi is one such event. But we must look quickly to learn anything at all.
Time is running out for the critical reforms needed in Pakistan to avoid disaster and move ahead. So say some of the world’s foremost foreign policy experts—American, Pakistani, and international—who spent two years working on this powerful new report, supported by Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Public Radio International’s The World, a Carnegie Corporation grantee, was honored with the Overseas Press Club’s Lowell Thomas award for international radio reporting.
In New York this week for the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) spoke to the UN News Centre about the importance of strengthening the Treaty’s three pillars —disarmament, non-proliferation, and the peaceful uses of nuclear technology.