As countries turn to Russia and China to jump-start their civilian nuclear programs, the next U.S. president will be forced to compete with rivals to protect the nonproliferation regime. The Atomic Energy Act of 1954 governs the export of U.S. nuclear technology.
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Editor’s Note: As the world watches North Korea with a mix of alarm and nausea, officials can agree that no one wants new nuclear powers—especially ones led by erratic and bellicose leaders. But at times prevention fails, and policy options for dealing with such powers are scant. Nicholas Miller at Dartmouth takes on this question, arguing that the current approach, especially the non-proliferation treaty, can often do more harm than good.
Why the Prohibition on Permanently Blinding Lasers is Poor Precedent for a Ban on Autonomous Weapon Systems
Human Rights Watch and the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School have released their latest report regarding autonomous weapon systems: Precedent for Preemption: The Ban on Blinding Lasers as a Model for a Killer Robots Prohibition. While new regulation is needed, the report fails to address crucial distinctions between the successful ban on permanently blinding lasers and the proposed prohibition on autonomous weapon systems.
In a solemn speech on state television, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani described the achievement of a comprehensive accord between Tehran and six world powers on Iran's nuclear program as "an end and a beginning." Like so many other assertions about the deal, Rouhani’s platitude is only partially true.
Below you'll find the text of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action---the much-anticipated nuclear deal which Iran and six other nations apparently concluded earlier this morning.
Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
Annex I Nuclear Related Commitments