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Making Sense of Indian and Chinese Strategic Nuclear Postures
March 31, 2020

Making Sense of Indian and Chinese Strategic Nuclear Postures

By Ankit Panda
A new report brings Indian and Chinese nuclear forces under the scanner.

A Cold War Movie’s (Wrong) Lessons About US-China Competition
March 06, 2020

A Cold War Movie’s (Wrong) Lessons About US-China Competition

By Steven Stashwick
The Hunt for Red October's strategic errors are mirrored in U.S. assumptions about China.
US Nuclear Sea-Launched Cruise Missile Program Is Moving Forward, But Why?
February 25, 2020

US Nuclear Sea-Launched Cruise Missile Program Is Moving Forward, But Why?

By Ankit Panda
The Trump administration is determined to push ahead with its plans for a sea-launched cruise missile.

Does the US Need a New Nuclear Sea-Launched Cruise Missile?
February 24, 2020

Does the US Need a New Nuclear Sea-Launched Cruise Missile?

By Robert Farley
The case for a new sea-launched cruise missile raises worrying questions.

US Confirms Fielding of New Low-Yield Nuclear Warhead on Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missiles
February 05, 2020

US Confirms Fielding of New Low-Yield Nuclear Warhead on Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missiles

By Ankit Panda
The W76-2 has been fielded on U.S. Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines.

UK, France, Germany Invoke Iran Deal Dispute Resolution Mechanism
January 14, 2020

UK, France, Germany Invoke Iran Deal Dispute Resolution Mechanism

By Ankit Panda
The decision follows warnings from the European countries amid Iran's steps to reduce compliance with the 2015 agreement.

India, Pakistan Exchange Lists of Nuclear Sites Pursuant to Their Non-Attack Agreement
January 06, 2020

India, Pakistan Exchange Lists of Nuclear Sites Pursuant to Their Non-Attack Agreement

By Ankit Panda
The exchange of lists is the 29th consecutive one between the two nuclear-armed neighbors.
North Korea Announces ‘Crucial’ Test at Sohae, Says Will Benefit ‘Strategic Nuclear Deterrent’
December 16, 2019

North Korea Announces ‘Crucial’ Test at Sohae, Says Will Benefit ‘Strategic Nuclear Deterrent’

By Ankit Panda
The test was announced by the Academy of National Defense Science.

Putin: Russia Ready to Extend New START With US ‘Without Any Preconditions’
December 06, 2019

Putin: Russia Ready to Extend New START With US ‘Without Any Preconditions’

By Ankit Panda
New START is slated for expiration in February 2021.

Nuclear Deterrence: Mixed Messages for Japan
October 17, 2019

Nuclear Deterrence: Mixed Messages for Japan

Recent U.S. policy has given Japan reason to be both concerned and reassured about its security guarantees.

What Exactly Did Pakistan’s Prime Minister Say About the Country’s Nuclear Weapons?
September 03, 2019

What Exactly Did Pakistan’s Prime Minister Say About the Country’s Nuclear Weapons?

By Ankit Panda
Pakistan’s nuclear policy remains unchanged.
If India Rethinks Nuclear No First Use, It Won't Surprise Pakistan or China
August 26, 2019

If India Rethinks Nuclear No First Use, It Won't Surprise Pakistan or China

By Ankit Panda
Islamabad and Beijing have long doubted India's stated nuclear no first use policy.

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