Just How Secure Are India and Pakistan's Nuclear Materials?
January 21, 2016
Just How Secure Are India and Pakistan's Nuclear Materials?
The Nuclear Threat Initiative's 2016 index does not paint a reassuring picture of nuclear materials security in South Asia.
Just How Secure Are India and Pakistan's Nuclear Materials?
5.1 Magnitude Seismic Event Detected Near North Korean Nuclear Site, Signs of Possible Nuclear Test
January 06, 2016
5.1 Magnitude Seismic Event Detected Near North Korean Nuclear Site, Signs of Possible Nuclear Test
North Korea may have just tested a nuclear device.
5.1 Magnitude Seismic Event Detected Near North Korean Nuclear Site, Signs of Possible Nuclear Test
What If the United States had Used the Bomb in Korea?
January 05, 2016
What If the United States had Used the Bomb in Korea?
Cooler heads prevailed in the end, but nuclear use was a real possibility in the Korean War.
What If the United States had Used the Bomb in Korea?
Iran Deal Update: 11,000 Kilograms of Enriched Uranium Leave Iran for Russia
December 29, 2015
Iran Deal Update: 11,000 Kilograms of Enriched Uranium Leave Iran for Russia
Iran has complied with a major requirement of the July 2015 nuclear deal and shipped thousands of kilograms of uranium out of the country.
Iran Deal Update: 11,000 Kilograms of Enriched Uranium Leave Iran for Russia
Interview: Lawrence Wilkerson
December 03, 2015
Interview: Lawrence Wilkerson
A discussion of tensions in East Asia, and some possible solutions
Interview: Lawrence Wilkerson
Pakistan and the United States: What You Should Be Reading
October 24, 2015
Pakistan and the United States: What You Should Be Reading
Assorted links on what you should be reading on U.S.-Pakistan relations in October 2015.
Pakistan and the United States: What You Should Be Reading
Pakistan Clarifies Conditions for Tactical Nuclear Weapon Use Against India
October 20, 2015
Pakistan Clarifies Conditions for Tactical Nuclear Weapon Use Against India
Pakistan's foreign secretary notes that Islamabad is ready to use low-yield nukes against India's "Cold Start" doctrine.
Pakistan Clarifies Conditions for Tactical Nuclear Weapon Use Against India
Will the US <em>Really</em> Offer Pakistan a Nuclear Deal? Don't Count On It
October 10, 2015
Will the US Really Offer Pakistan a Nuclear Deal? Don't Count On It
Pakistan won't get a nuclear deal. Even if it did, it wouldn't want one.
Will the US Really Offer Pakistan a Nuclear Deal? Don't Count On It
China Holds Air and Sea Exercise in East China Sea
August 28, 2015
China Holds Air and Sea Exercise in East China Sea
Plus, Russia-China hold naval drill, Pakistan's nuclear weapons, and U.S. policy in the South China Sea. Weekend links.
China Holds Air and Sea Exercise in East China Sea
India and the NPT Need Each Other
August 18, 2015
India and the NPT Need Each Other
There are compelling reasons for India to join – and preserve – the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
India and the NPT Need Each Other
Taiwan and the Prospects for War Between China and America
August 11, 2015
Taiwan and the Prospects for War Between China and America
There is good reason to worry that any future Taiwan Strait crisis will escalate.
Taiwan and the Prospects for War Between China and America
Was Nuclear Weapon Use in Hiroshima <em>Really</em> a Turning Point in World War 2?
August 06, 2015
Was Nuclear Weapon Use in Hiroshima Really a Turning Point in World War 2?
Bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki did little to convince Japanese leaders to end the war.
Was Nuclear Weapon Use in Hiroshima Really a Turning Point in World War 2?
Is a Sino-US War Inevitable?
June 23, 2015
Is a Sino-US War Inevitable?
How to stop the unthinkable from becoming the inevitable.
Is a Sino-US War Inevitable?
China Launches Land Border Crossing From India Into Tibet for Religious Pilgrimages
June 23, 2015
China Launches Land Border Crossing From India Into Tibet for Religious Pilgrimages
Plus, Kurt Campbell speaks on Asia, China's nuclear arsenal, long-range strike bombers, and more. Links.
China Launches Land Border Crossing From India Into Tibet for Religious Pilgrimages
Report: Asian Nuclear Arsenals Continue to Expand
June 16, 2015
Report: Asian Nuclear Arsenals Continue to Expand
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) confirms that Asia's nuclear arsenals are continuing to grow.
Report: Asian Nuclear Arsenals Continue to Expand
India, Pakistan, and the Limits of Effective Deterrence
June 07, 2015
India, Pakistan, and the Limits of Effective Deterrence
The Indian defense minister may have inadvertently acknowledged the limits of India's conventional deterrence.
India, Pakistan, and the Limits of Effective Deterrence
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