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Nine countries in possession of 14,000 nuclear warheads–SIPRI

•Modernization of world nuclear forces continues despite overall decrease in number of warheads, says new SIPRI Yearbook. Jude Johnson The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on Monday launched the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2019, which assesses the current state of armaments, disarmament and international security, revealing that nine countries possesses

Why nuclear diplomacy needs more women

•A homogenous group of policymakers make innovation less likely Elena Souris After months of “fire and fury,” a summit, “beautiful” love letters and a promise the North Korean threat was resolved, the latest nuclear weapons negotiation between the United States and North Korea failed. This isn’t surprising. We haven’t seen a U.S.-North Korea agreement because nuclear policy is

North Korea to US: ‘There is no way we will denuclarize’

North Korea’s Foreign Minister said there is “no way” Kim Jong-un will denuclearize while the US continues to brutalise the reclusive nation with crippling sanctions. Ri Yong-ho said there was no way the country would give up its nuclear weapons unilaterally under such circumstances. The official told the UNGA that North Korea

Bleak’s assessment of toll of destroying N/Korea nukes

A ground invasion of North Korea is the only way to locate and destroy, with complete certainty, all components of leader Kim Jong Un’s nuclear weapons program, according to a Pentagon official. “It is the most bleak assessment,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Sunday. Two House Democrats,

Despite the Fearmongering, Russia is actually relying less on nuclear weapons

Nukes will likely lose further importance as the Kremlin develops precision-guided missiles In recent months there has much hysteria in Washington about Russia allegedly lowering its nuclear threshold and particularly about Moscow’s arsenal of non-strategic nuclear weapons. However, there is little evidence that Moscow has lowered its nuclear threshold — nor

Iranian President Threatens To Revitalize Nuclear Program

Iran’s president warned Tuesday that it could ramp up its nuclear program and quickly achieve a more advanced level if the U.S. continues “threats and sanctions” against his country, which signed a landmark nuclear accord with world powers in 2015. Hassan Rouhani’s remarks to lawmakers were his most direct warning that