Defense and Security
At least nine nations are believed to have nuclear weapons: the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, Pakistan, India, North Korea and Israel. Other nations may have nuclear weapons or are working towards them, most notably Iran. At the height of the Cold War in 1985, there were believed to be 65,000 nuclear weapons in the world. As a result of the Non-Proliferation Treaty and unilateral decisions by some countries, this number has been reduced to about 20,000.
Putin’s nuclear saber-rattling: What is he compensating for?
June 17, 2015, Steven Pifer
Putin's announcement that the Russian military will add 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles to its inventory made headlines, but is nothing new. What explains his chest-thumping?
Weapons of Mass Destruction
June 9, 2015, Steven Pifer
June 9, 2015, Robert Einhorn
Blog Post | Lawfare
June 9, 2015, Afshon Ostovar
June 3, 2015, Martin S. Indyk
Interview | Voice of America
May 14, 2015, Katharine H.S. Moon
May 11, 2015, Joshua Rovner
Opinion | FoxNews.com
April 24, 2015, James Goodby and Steven Pifer
April 22, 2015, Pavel K. Baev
Report | Deep Cuts Commission
April 2015, Deep Cuts Commission
Opinion | The Chosun Ilbo
April 15, 2015, Katharine H.S. Moon
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