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Open Skies, New START Pacts With Russia Face Bleak Outlook

Open Skies, New START Pacts With Russia Face Bleak Outlook

The world’s two nuclear superpowers have never unleashed their atomic arsenals against one another, but two longstanding agreements that have helped keep the...

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How Gorbachev and Reagan’s Friendship Helped Thaw the Cold War

How Gorbachev and Reagan’s Friendship Helped Thaw the Cold War

One was an avid capitalist, an actor-turned-U.S. president determined to quash America’s nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union’s “evil empire.” The other,...

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Erdogan’s Ambitions Go Beyond Syria. He Says He Wants Nuclear Weapons.

Erdogan’s Ambitions Go Beyond Syria. He Says He Wants Nuclear Weapons.

A month before invading Kurdish areas in Syria, Turkey’s president said he “cannot accept” the West’s restrictions that keep him from a bomb.

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Some worries about nuclear weapons at Turkey base

Some worries about nuclear weapons at Turkey base

Frayed U.S. relations with Turkey over its incursion in Syria raise a sensitive question rarely discussed in public: Should the United States remove the nuclear...

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Putin Takes Swipe at Trump For Withdrawing From Nuclear Treaty: ‘It was not worth ruining’

Putin Takes Swipe at Trump For Withdrawing From Nuclear Treaty: ‘It was not worth ruining’

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that a new nuclear weapons deal needed to be struck urgently as he criticized the decision by Donald Trump to pull the...

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Russia and U.S. abandon 32 year-old missile treaty then blame each other

Russia and U.S. abandon 32 year-old missile treaty then blame each other

Russia and the United States blamed each other Thursday for abandoning a landmark arms control agreement on missiles, with Moscow warning of a new arms race and...

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Japanese report to say North Korea has miniaturized nuclear warheads: newspaper

Japanese report to say North Korea has miniaturized nuclear warheads: newspaper

Japan has upgraded its estimate of North Korea’s nuclear weapons capability in an upcoming annual Defence White Paper, saying it seems Pyongyang has achieved the...

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Russian defense minister: ‘We won’t do anything’ in Europe unless US places missiles there

Russian defense minister: ‘We won’t do anything’ in Europe unless US places missiles there

A top Russian official reportedly said Sunday that despite the Trump administration’s withdrawal from a Soviet-era arms deal, Moscow has no plans to deploy...

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What a mysterious explosion tells us about Russia’s ‘doomsday weapon’

What a mysterious explosion tells us about Russia’s ‘doomsday weapon’

An explosion. An abruptly-canceled village evacuation. Five dead nuclear experts. And a few traces of radioactive iodine in the air over the northern Norwegian coastline....

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The Post-INF Treaty Crisis: Background and Next Steps

The Post-INF Treaty Crisis: Background and Next Steps

The 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, negotiated and signed by U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, was one of the...

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