Paul Myserlis

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Nuclear weapons: an accident waiting to happen

In July 1956, a plane crashed in Suffolk, nearly detonating an atomic bomb. In January 1987, an RAF truck carrying hydrogen bombs skidded off a road in Wiltshire. Other near-misses remain top secret. Who is really at risk from Britain's nuclear weapons?<p>In October of 1983, Mick Jones had just left …

OBAMA: US Still 'Prepared To Act' In Syria If Diplomacy Fails

President Barack Obama said in a statement on Saturday that the framework of a U.S.-Russian deal over Syria's chemical weapons is an "important, concrete step" toward diplomacy, but emphasized that the U.S. is "prepared to act" if the deal falters.<p>The framework of the deal ends a whirlwind couple …

Middle East

The Syrian Chemical Weapons Deal Is Nothing More Than A Face-Saving Stalling Tactic

This move allows the U.S. to save face, and it has at least temporarily postponed a U.S. military attack on Syria. But the Syria problem is obviously far from solved.<p>In all likelihood, the complete removal and destruction of chemical weapons is a pipe dream.<p>In the agreement framework provided by …

Middle East

Bring The Great Picture to New Orleans

Seven hot summer nights ago in 2006, two photographer friends, Kathleen Laria McLaughlin and Amanda Keller Konya and I drove an hour south to an …

Severe asthma patients less responsive to treatment

People with severe asthma, who are often described as 'steroid-dependent', are actually less likely to respond to the treatment they depend on, when …