Browsing All posts tagged under »nuclear«

Iranian Arms and Influence

November 22, 2013


As Iran and world powers struggle on nuclear deal in Geneva, I conducted a thought experiment to consider revisiting Schelling’s calculus of deterrence in his seminal treatise Arms and Influence. Does this calculus remain relevant or is it obsolete in the face of a nuclear armed Iran?  It is, I concluded, variables in the strategic […]

Mearsheimer and Zakheim Discuss “Why Iran Should Get the Bomb” (Video)

August 3, 2012


From PBS Newshour: John J. Mearsheimer, a political science professor at the University of Chicago, and Dov S. Zakheim, a former Pentagon official who is now a senior advisor to the Center for Naval Analyses, sit down with PBS’ Judy Woodruff. They discuss “Why Iran Should Get the Bomb,” a recent Foreign Affairs article by Kenneth […]

A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945-1998 (Video)

July 20, 2012


I found this video when looking for information on dynamic network data visualization. Gives you a sense of what the Cold War, deterrence, and mutually assured destruction was all about. From Youtube–Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and […]