When America Nuked Beer for Science
America nuked a lot of weird stuff in the 1950s. Scientists considered using atom bombs to drill for oil in Canada, disrupt hurricanes and even blow a hole in the moon to scare the Soviet Union. At the same time, the Pentagon detonated hundreds of nukes and studied the... Read more
Yes, Australia Still Needs Nukes
In the wake of our recommendation that the United States revise its interpretation of Australia’s nuclear rights under the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, or NPT, three Australian defense academics — Michael Clarke, Stephan Frühling and Andrew O’Neil — have responded to the strategic elements of our article. Their critique is... Read more

Christine Leah

Post-doctoral fellow in grand strategy at Yale University.

Crispin Rovere

Independent analyst of defense and nuclear policy issues.

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