Can Limited Nuclear Attacks De-Escalate Conflicts?
September 06, 2014
Can Limited Nuclear Attacks De-Escalate Conflicts?
Plus, time to ban hypersonic missiles? Some general interest links.
Can Limited Nuclear Attacks De-Escalate Conflicts?
Russia to Conduct More Nuclear Drills
September 05, 2014
Russia to Conduct More Nuclear Drills
Russia announced its nuclear forces will conduct a drill along the border with China later this month.
Russia to Conduct More Nuclear Drills
Yes, Hiroshima and Nagasaki <em>Definitely</em> Saved Lives
September 02, 2014
Yes, Hiroshima and Nagasaki Definitely Saved Lives
The Pacific Realist responds to Ward Wilson about whether the atomic bombings of Japan saved lives or not.
Yes, Hiroshima and Nagasaki Definitely Saved Lives
Did Bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki Save Lives?
August 25, 2014
Did Bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki Save Lives?
The question goes to the heart of the debate about the utility of nuclear weapons and the rationale for keeping them.
Did Bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki Save Lives?
How Hiroshima and Nagasaki Saved Millions of Lives
August 07, 2014
How Hiroshima and Nagasaki Saved Millions of Lives
By showing the world the horrors of nuclear warfare, the atomic bombings made future ones much less likely.
How Hiroshima and Nagasaki Saved Millions of Lives
Naval Fortresses: An Old Concept for a New Era?
August 05, 2014
Naval Fortresses: An Old Concept for a New Era?
If US naval dominance wanes, fortresses may once again become a viable strategic defense.
Naval Fortresses: An Old Concept for a New Era?
Russia Threatens Nuclear Strikes Over Crimea
July 11, 2014
Russia Threatens Nuclear Strikes Over Crimea
Russian FM Lavrov warned that Russia could resort to nuclear weapons if Ukraine tried to retake Crimea.
Russia Threatens Nuclear Strikes Over Crimea
America’s War on WMDs
July 08, 2014
America’s War on WMDs
How to think about the fight to stop the spread of weapons of mass destruction.
America’s War on WMDs
Asia’s Coming Nuclear Arms Race
June 18, 2014
Asia’s Coming Nuclear Arms Race
The introduction of MIRVed missiles in Asia is likely to prompt a major nuclear arms race in the region.
Asia’s Coming Nuclear Arms Race
Japan’s Popularity Continues to Plummet
June 06, 2014
Japan’s Popularity Continues to Plummet
A new poll finds Japan increasingly unpopular, but not as unpopular as nuclear-armed nations.
Japan’s Popularity Continues to Plummet
US Conventional Power and Nuclear Asia
May 20, 2014
US Conventional Power and Nuclear Asia
To stop allies in Asia from going nuclear, the U.S. needs to shore up its conventional military power.
US Conventional Power and Nuclear Asia
Russia, US Conduct Nuclear Weapon Drills
May 14, 2014
Russia, US Conduct Nuclear Weapon Drills
Amid tensions over Ukraine, Russia and the U.S. are conducting nuclear exercises within days of each other.
Russia, US Conduct Nuclear Weapon Drills
Why Did North Korea Build Nukes While South Korea Foreswore Them?
May 10, 2014
Why Did North Korea Build Nukes While South Korea Foreswore Them?
The conventional military balance on the Korean Peninsula best explains North and South Korea’s nuclear trajectories.
Why Did North Korea Build Nukes While South Korea Foreswore Them?
North Korea Pulls Back From Nuclear Brink?
May 01, 2014
North Korea Pulls Back From Nuclear Brink?
North Korea has signaled that it may delay a fourth nuclear test… for now.
North Korea Pulls Back From Nuclear Brink?
Assessing UNSCR 1540: Ten Years On
April 29, 2014
Assessing UNSCR 1540: Ten Years On
UN Security Council Resolution 1540 just celebrated its 10th birthday. So far, it has a mixed record.
Assessing UNSCR 1540: Ten Years On
Debunking the Iran-North Korea Nuclear Axis Myth
April 23, 2014
Debunking the Iran-North Korea Nuclear Axis Myth
A new report from a congressional think tank casts further doubt on alleged Iranian-North Korean nuclear cooperation.
Debunking the Iran-North Korea Nuclear Axis Myth
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