We use cookies to improve your website experience. To learn about our use of cookies and how you can manage your cookie settings, please see our Cookie Policy. By closing this message, you are consenting to our use of cookies.

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

An Editor-Curated Article Collection

Visit the homepage

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is pleased to present a special collection of recently published articles hand-picked by Editor-in-Chief John Mecklin. Typically subscription-only, this content is available to everyone for a limited time via this page. No paywalls, no logins, just one-click access to the full text of each featured article. Read in your browser, download a PDF, or listen to an audio version via T&F's ReadSpeaker webReader functionality.

The below articles are free to access via this page only until April 30, 2020.

Article Title Author(s) Volume, Issue Year
The entwined Cold War roots of missile defense and climate geoengineering Jürgen Scheffran Vol. 75, Issue 5 2019
Arms control in outer space: The Russian angle, and a possible way forward Alexey Arbatov Vol. 75, Issue 4 2019
The frame problem: The AI “arms race” isn’t one Heather M. Roff Vol. 75, Issue 3 2019
Christie Whitman on Republicans and climate change John Mecklin Vol. 75, Issue 2 2019
The inhumanity of nuclear deterrence James E. Doyle Vol. 75, Issue 2 2019
Rebuilding an aging nuclear weapons complex: What should the United States do, and not do? An overview Robert Rosner & Lynn Eden Vol. 75, Issue 1 2019
Jon Wolfsthal on the link between nuclear strategy and the nuclear modernization budget John Mecklin Vol. 75, Issue 1 2019
Russian views of US nuclear modernization Dmitri Trenin Vol. 75, Issue 1 2019
What the United States can do to stabilize its nuclear relationship with China Tong Zhao Vol. 75, Issue 1 2019
Smarter US modernization, without new nuclear weapons Andrew Weber & Christine Parthemore Vol. 75, Issue 1 2019
Cyberattacks on Russia—the nation with the most nuclear weapons—pose a global threat M. V. Ramana & Mariia Kurando Vol. 75, Issue 1 2019
How swarming will change warfare Paul Scharre Vol. 74, Issue 6 2018

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists engages science leaders, policy makers, and the interested public on topics of nuclear weapons and disarmament, climate change, growing energy demands, and disruptive technologies. It has been published continuously since 1945, when it was founded by former Manhattan Project physicists after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists of Chicago. One of the driving forces behind the creation of the Bulletin was the amount of public interest surrounding atomic energy at the dawn of the atomic age. To convey the particular peril posed by nuclear weapons, the Bulletin devised the Doomsday Clock in 1947. The Doomsday Clock appeared on the Bulletin’s first cover when it transitioned from a newsletter to a magazine. Its original setting was seven minutes to midnight. The Clock, now set at two minutes to midnight, is recognized as a universal symbol of threats to humanity from a variety of sources: nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, climate change, and disruptive technologies.

Visit Journal Articles

Stay up to date

Follow the Bulletin on Twitter @BulletinAtomic! Latest posts previewed here.
View more posts