Defense and Security
At least nine nations are believed to have nuclear weapons – the United States, Russia, England, 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.
REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun - Israelis carry flags as they walk in Jerusalem's Old City during a parade marking Jerusalem Day May 8, 2013.
Where is the Israeli Public on Iran?
December 7, 2013, Shibley Telhami
The interim nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 has generated opposition from officials in Israel. Shibley Telhami examines the factors that have affected Israeli public opinion, which Prime Minister Netanyahu will ultimately need behind him as he considers his options on Iran.
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Interview | Asharq Al-Awsat
November 30, 2013, Salman Shaikh
Opinion | Foreign Policy
November 26, 2013, Jeremy Shapiro
Opinion | The New York Times- Room for Debate
November 25, 2013, Shadi Hamid
Opinion | The National
November 25, 2013, Salman Shaikh
Opinion | Haaretz
November 24, 2013, Robert Einhorn
November 21, 2013, Madeleine Albright and Igor Ivanov
November 20, 2013, Steven Pifer
November 19, 2013, Steven Pifer
Opinion | Bloomberg View
November 17, 2013, Kenneth M. Pollack
Opinion | USA Today
November 15, 2013, Michael E. O'Hanlon
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