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.
The light from an atomic bomb test explosion (Operation Redwing, Shot Erie) is reflected in the waters of Enewetak Atoll May 30 1956 (REUTERS).
We must keep working for a world without nuclear weapons (yes, it's possible)
April 24, 2015, James Goodby and Steven Pifer
James Goodby and Steven Pifer write that, as nations prepare for the NPT Review Conference, they should not be satisfied with the current state of arms control and nonproliferation. They argue that the United States, key allies, Russia, China, and other states must reinvigorate the nuclear reductions process and rekindle the vision of a world without nuclear weapons.
Weapons of Mass Destruction
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
April 10, 2015, Charles K. Ebinger
Opinion | The Indian Express
April 8, 2015, Bruce Riedel
April 7, 2015, Jeremy Shapiro
April 7, 2015, Robert Einhorn
Opinion | International Institute for Strategic Studies
April 7, 2015, Steven Pifer
Opinion | Affari Internazionali
April 3, 2015, Riccardo Alcaro
April 2, 2015, Elizabeth McElvein and James Tyson
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