Many people in the United States are surprised when I inform them that South Africa possessed six nuclear bombs between 1960 and 1980. These were dismantled in the early 1990s, but the legacy lives on with Koeberg nuclear power plant in Cape Town. My dad, Paul Stevens, recently sent a letter to a Cape newspaper calling for a national referendum on the issue in the wake of … [Read more...] about Should South Africa KILL the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station?
In a recent telephone interview with maverick scientist and business millionaire Greg Olsen, I asked him whether he had experienced an “aha” moment on his journey into outer space in 2005 -- only the third “international” civilian ever to do so at the time. “All ten days were an aha moment but I didn't have any individual spiritual experience or anything like that, I was … [Read more...] about A Scientist, Tycoon and the Third Private Citizen in Space
Washington -- The international financial crisis marks a turning point in China’s relationship with the rest of the world, especially the United States, said Mr. Pieter Bottelier, China expert, in an exclusive interview with Jason-Stevens.com recently. Mr. Bottelier is a senior adjunct professor of China studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies … [Read more...] about America’s dangerous dance with China