August 6 and 9 – commemorating the 75th anniversary of the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

By Tariq Rauf On 16th July 1945, at 05:29 AM, the secrets of the atom were unlocked by detonating the world’s first nuclear explosive device, “The Gadget” in the Trinity test in New Mexico. Robert Oppenheimer, the scientific leader of the multinationally staffed and supported Manhattan Project to develop atomic weapons, lamented that, “We knew… Read More August 6 and 9 – commemorating the 75th anniversary of the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The third nuclear age and nuclear stability (2)

This is the second part of a two-series commentary. Read part one here. BY SYLVIA MISHRA Strategic stability through three nuclear ages First Nuclear Age Overarching nuclear rivalry between the US sand the former Soviet Union defined it and the possibilities of nuclear weapons use deliberately, by accident or in an unauthorized manner were determined… Read More The third nuclear age and nuclear stability (2)