Archive for December, 2011

Russia Says Nuclear Submarine Fire is Finally Extinguished

Russia Says Nuclear Submarine Fire is Finally Extinguished

Firefighters extinguished a massive fire aboard a docked Russian nuclear submarine Friday as some crew members remained inside, officials said, giving assurances...

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How They Learned to Hate the Bomb By Gary J. Bass

How They Learned to Hate the Bomb By Gary J. Bass

On the day after a nuclear bomb annihilates Washington, New Delhi, Islamabad, Seoul, Tel Aviv or Moscow, vaporizing and burning to death hundreds of thousands of...

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Pyongyang’s Pursuit of Nuclear Weapons

Pyongyang’s Pursuit of Nuclear Weapons

North Korea’s first successful test of a nuclear weapon, in October 2006, was a watershed moment for the communist state and a result of decades of work dating...

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Arms Race On The Gulf

Arms Race On The Gulf

Last week, Prince Turki al-Faisal, formerly Saudi Arabia’s intelligence chief and ambassador to the United States, raised blood pressure levels when he suggested...

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Time To Rethink Nuclear Weapons Spending<p></p> By Tom Z. Collina and Daryl G. Kimball

Time To Rethink Nuclear Weapons Spending

By Tom Z. Collina and Daryl G. Kimball

The supercommittee’s failure to reach agreement on a deficit reduction plan may trigger deep, automatic reductions in future U.S. defense spending. At the same...

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Nuclear Weapons’ Future Ripe For Discussion<p></p> By Benoît Pelopidas

Nuclear Weapons’ Future Ripe For Discussion

By Benoît Pelopidas

The supercommittee’s failure to reach an agreement on debt reduction will probably result in unexpected reductions of the U.S. nuclear arsenal. That possibility...

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Indo CTBT Ratification Should Prompt Action By 8 Hold-Outs States<p></p>By Daryl G. Kimball

Indo CTBT Ratification Should Prompt Action By 8 Hold-Outs States

By Daryl G. Kimball

Today, the Indonesian parliament approved the ratification of the 1996 Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, bringing the number ratifications necessary for entry into...

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Indonesia Brings Atom Test Ban “closer to global law”

Indonesia Brings Atom Test Ban “closer to global law”

Indonesia’s parliament ratified a treaty to ban nuclear weapon tests on Tuesday, a move which the head of the agency set up to monitor the pact said brought...

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Indonesia Moves Toward Ratifying Test Ban Treaty

Indonesia Moves Toward Ratifying Test Ban Treaty

The Indonesian House of Representatives could ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty next week after one legislative panel backed the pact on Wednesday, according...

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