Foreign Policy Releases March/April Nuclear Issue


News Story from: 3/24/15


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March 23, 2015 – Washington, D.C. – Today, Foreign Policy released the March/April issue, diving into the highly debated topic of the nuclear era – the policies, innovations, and threats that it has endured.

In FP’s nuclear issue, Scott C. Johnson reports from Apollo, Pennsylvania, where, in the 1960s, spies may (or may not) have stolen uranium to fuel Israel’s nuclear program;

John Mecklin shows that the world’s nuclear powers are embarking on costly weapons upgrades, challenging the treaties designed to make the world safer; and Sarah Laskow explores the unresolved science and politics of low-dose radiation exposure.



  • What Lies Beneath: In the 1960s, hundreds of pounds of uranium went missing in Pennsylvania. Is it buried in the ground, poisoning locals – or did Israel steal it to build the bomb? By FP contributor Scott C. Johnson (scott_c_johnson)


  • Unexposed: Is low-dose radiation deadly? Scientists still don’t know. Why it might take more than 1 million people and a lot of mice to find the answer. By FP contributor Sarah Laskow (slaskow)


  • Disarm and Modernize: In terms of warhead numbers, the nuclear arms race may be over. But massive weapons upgrades now underway challenge the entire disarmament regime. By FP contributor John Mecklin (meckdevil)


  • The Blood Cries Out: Burundi is about the size of Maryland but holds nearly twice as many people. Brothers are now killing brothers over mere acres of earth. Could Africa’s next civil war erupt over land? By FP contributor Jillian Keenan (JillianKeenan)



  • Aperture: In Transition. Photographs from Yannick Cormier


  • Decoder: Asia’s Bride Market. From FP’s Jake Scobey-Thal (JakeScobey)



  • Economics: The Almighty Ruble. From FP’s Debora L. Spar (deboraspar)


For a sneak peak of the latest issue, check out this short video here.