If you'd nuked a city, you'd feel guilty too

Oct 18, 2014

If you'd nuked a city, you'd feel guilty too

by J.J. O'Donoghue

The author T.C. Boyle in the preface to his book “Stories II” published last year made a convincing argument that runs counter to the conventional wisdom to “write what you know.” Boyle said: “A story is an exercise of imagination — or, as Flannery ...

Black Rain

| Oct 11, 2014

Black Rain

by Kris Kosaka

Masuji Ibuse’s classic 1965 novel “Black Rain” takes readers into the everyday lives of a family poisoned by radiation sickness. The narrative structure carefully balances between the present time of the novel and journal entries from the bombings of Hiroshima to craft a carefully ...

Oct 7, 2014

India's nuclear risks and costs

by Ramesh Thakur

The inevitable conclusion that nuclear weapons cannot help India solve the problems of poverty, illiteracy and malnutrition, and are irrelevant as security against any other country, should at least encourage India to champion the phased and verifiable goal of global nuclear disarmament.

North Koreans' visit to South opens line to Kim

Oct 5, 2014

North Koreans' visit to South opens line to Kim

A shock visit by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s closest aides to South Korea has opened up high-level communications between the two rivals that have been missing for years, analysts said Sunday. Whether it is a line of communication that will endure or ...

North Korea may have shut down reactor: U.S. think tank

Oct 4, 2014

North Korea may have shut down reactor: U.S. think tank

North Korea may have shut down a recently restarted reactor that can yield plutonium for bombs, possibly for renovation or partial refueling, a U.S. security institute said, citing new satellite imagery. North Korea announced in April 2013 that it would revive its aged 5-megawatt ...

Sep 28, 2014

U.S. takes the lead in Iran nuclear talks

First there were three nations negotiating with Tehran over its nuclear program. Then six. And now mostly one: the United States. Washington insists that the Iran-six power negotiations are alive and well. But with a deadline to a deal only eight weeks away, the ...