We thought the Israelis had ended these prospects by bombing the last plant in 2007. But it appears that Assad hasn’t given up. His country is known to possess enough uranium for a handful of bombs, and there’s reportedly an underground facility developing them. Syria denies the allegations, but the area around Qusayr has risen to the top of suspected locations. If the nation wracked by civil war does get the bomb, it could upset the balance of power in an increasingly unstable Middle East.