The World’s Most Dangerous Divide

March 14, 2019

Kashmir is the only place in the world where three nuclear powers have a border dispute. In the beautiful and terrifying novel The City of Devi, communal hatreds escalate in India and Pakistan until the two countries feel compelled to threaten each other with nuclear weapons. At least, it...

The Dangerous Nuclear Games in the Gulf

March 04, 2019

With both the US and Russia withdrawing from the INF, a nuclear stand-off in the Gulf could be closer than you think. One of the many challenges of covering the impact of Donald Trump’s presidency on global affairs is that, in the constant churn of stories generated by his Twitter outbursts...

Doing What’s Right in a Dangerous World

November 08, 2017

Today’s real and present nuclear danger seems so much more immediate because Trump has his unstable hand on the nuclear button. The United States of America is the only nation on earth that has ever purposely used nuclear weapons to kill human beings — approximately 66,000 dead in Hiroshima...

These Nuclear Breakthroughs Are Endangering the World

April 26, 2017

How a growing technology gap between the US and its nuclear-armed rivals could lead to the unraveling of arms control agreements — and even nuclear war. At a time of growing tensions between nuclear powers — Russia and NATO in Europe, and the United States, North Korea and China in Asia —...