Nuclear

Nuclear

How the race for nuclear power began

The begging of the nuclear age at the end of World War II happened, in large part, due to fears that Germany would detonate an atomic bomb first. See how the United States pushed itself to become the world's first nuclear power.

Politics

Things That Go Boom: Is America's foreign policy for sale?

Think tanks with nonprofit status aren't required to say much of anything when it comes to the source of their funding — whether it be billionaires or foreign governments. That can become a problem when such organizations significantly influence foreign policy — such as the Iran nuclear deal — without disclosing to whom they are financially beholden.

Conflict & Justice

Ayatollah Khamenei says nuclear weapons are 'forbidden under Islamic law'

During tensions with the United States over Iran's nuclear ambitions, Ayatollah Khamenei has come out and declared a fatwa over the use of nuclear weapons. But what does this really mean for Iran and the recent nuclear deal? The World's host Marco Werman speaks with Omid Safi, a professor of Iranian studies at Duke University and the director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center, to find out.

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