Benn Tannenbaum is an adjunct professor of physics at Georgetown University and is the Science and Security Scholar in Georgetown’s Program on Science in the Public Interest.
We’re the good guys, right? The U.S. would never help other countries gain access to potentially dangerous nuclear technologies, would it? In general, that’s true. The United States has stringent export controls, and regularly sanctions companies that try to thwart these laws. Export control regulations, however, only cover technologies that have already been commercialized and […]
This month 189 countries are gathered at the United Nations in New York for a review of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. This review, which has occurred every five years since the treaty was indefinitely extended in 1995, is designed to give the member states the opportunity to discuss how the goals […]
For the last decade, leaders from both parties have agreed that the gravest danger facing the U.S. is the threat of the use of a nuclear bomb by a terrorist group or rogue state. But while nonproliferation has long been the provenance of governments, there is a clear role for industry to play as well. […]