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Pakistan Nuclear Weapons

How North Korea Got Its "Made in China" Nukes

Peter Navarro | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics
Peter Navarro

REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION REAL CLEAR DEFENSE The wild child of North Korea - Dictator-in-Chief Kim Jong-un - has overseen four nuclear tests to ...

The Other Bomb: Pakistan's Dangerous Nuclear Strategy

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Joseph V. Micallef

Successful test of the Hatf-5B Pakistan ballistic missile In recent years the concern over nuclear proliferation has centered on Iran's ongoing effor...

The Nuclear Dead End in South Asia

Saad Khan | Posted 11.12.2015 | World
Saad Khan

There's no need to explain the sordid details of Indo-Pakistan rivalry. It's like an open secret. The arms race in South Asia -- and the enduring threat of a nuclear armageddon -- further complicates the matter.

China Muscles Way Into the Indian Ocean Through Its Silk Road Link With Pakistan

Dilip Hiro | Posted 07.31.2015 | World
Dilip Hiro

LONDON -- Twice in the fall of 2014, the Chinese attacked submarines docked at Sri Lanka's newly opened, $500 million Colombo South Container Terminal, built and majority-owned by the state-run China Merchant Holdings. This ran counter to the core of Xi's speech to the Indonesian parliament in October 2014 when he presented China's nationalist project as building a "maritime Silk Road" to increase trade and cultural exchanges in the sprawling region.

This Is When The World's Nations Got Their Nuclear Weapons

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.06.2016 | World

While only used in conflict twice, the devastating effect of nuclear weapons is clear enough to have changed the course of history and redefined how s...

Let's Disarm the Nation and the World -- Starting at Home

Steve Nelson | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Steve Nelson

From our provincial position, 'evil' nations like North Korea should not have dangerous weapons. From their provincial position, our possession of nuclear weapons provides a practical and moral imperative that they have equally deadly capabilities.

Eliminating Nuclear Weapons Is Just as Important as Eliminating Chemical Weapons

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 11.19.2013 | World
Lawrence Wittner

To judge from past behavior, it does not seem likely that disarmament discussions among government officials will get very far without substantial public pressure upon them to cope with the nuclear weapons menace -- one at least as dangerous to the future of world civilization as the existence of chemical weapons.

David Wood

North Korea Nuclear Weapons Open New Era Of Global Instability | David Wood | Posted 04.04.2013 | World

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- Nobody knew with certainty how North Korea would react when President Obama recently ordered nuclear-capable B-52 bom...

The Alliance from Hell

Dilip Hiro | Posted 12.18.2012 | World
Dilip Hiro

While the two governments and their peoples become more suspicious and resentful of each other with every passing month, Washington and Islamabad are still locked in an awkward post-9/11 embrace that, at this juncture, neither can afford to let go of.

Iran and the Nuclear Weapons Club

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 02.01.2012 | World
Patricia DeGennaro

The very countries calling on Iran to scrap their nuclear program are armed to the teeth with their own nuclear weapons. It's the pot calling the kettle black.

Is a Nuclear War With China Possible?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 01.30.2012 | World
Lawrence Wittner

The gathering tension between the United States and China is clear enough. But need this lead to nuclear war? Not necessarily. And yet, there are signs that it could.

Key Security Threats Ignored 10 Years After 9/11

Ruth Bettelheim, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2011 | World
Ruth Bettelheim, Ph.D.

Failure to understand or act on intelligence goes a long way toward explaining the attacks of September 11, 2001. On this 10th anniversary of those events, we seem, once again, not to grasp the import of the information being provided by our intelligence.

Nuclear Concerns After the Afghanistan Withdrawal

Joel Rubin | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics
Joel Rubin

Ultimately, the U.S. will one day leave Afghanistan -- and it may be sooner than anyone expects. The key here is to leave in a way that promotes regional stability and cooperation, not a power vacuum that could foster proxy conflicts.

With Friends Like These...

Aki Peritz | Posted 07.23.2011 | World
Aki Peritz

Where would Pakistan turn for international support if America indeed withdraws its helping hand? The answer is likely Pakistan's "all weather friend," the People's Republic of China.

Pakistan in Nuclear Upswing

Olli Heinonen | Posted 05.30.2011 | World
Olli Heinonen

Pakistan is steadily building more nuclear weapons, adding production capacity to produce plutonium and enrich uranium, and building new missiles to deliver nuclear warheads.

Pakistan: A Two-Speed Society, Destination Unclear

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

The first time I met Zia-ul-Haq was in the late 1970's, at a dinner party at the home of the Pakistani Military Attaché in Amman. Zia had been head o...

No, Pakistan Doesn't Deserve -- and Will Not Get -- a Nuke Deal

Faiz Lalani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Faiz Lalani

Pakistan's political instability, its military's enmeshment with the country's politics and civilian institutions, and its record of nuclear proliferation should disqualify it from receiving U.S. nuclear assistance.

How Do You Say "Oh Crap!" in Chinese?

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

If the American coal industry could sell outdated, pollution-spewing, coal-fired power plants to China, could the nuclear power industry do the same thing?

Obama's Unavoidable Cure for the Afghanistan Cancer

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bob Cesca

Are we willing to allow eight years of mistakes and mismanagement to go unmitigated, or do we risk more lives trying to at least clean up some of the mess before we bug out?

Seymour Hersh: Can An Unstable Pakistan Keep Safe Its Nuclear Arsenal?

New Yorker | Seymour Hersh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In the tumultuous days leading up to the Pakistan Army's ground offensive in the tribal area of South Waziristan, which began on October 17th, the Pak...

A.Q. Khan, "Father" of Pakistan's Nuclear Bomb, Speaks Out

Madhavi Bhasin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Madhavi Bhasin

Though Dr. Khan is no longer associated with Pakistan's nuclear establishment, his pardon and release could embolden others for indulging in illicit nuclear proliferation activities.

Pakistan Court Lifts Curbs On Scientist AQ Khan Who Sold Nuclear Secrets

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A court in Pakistan has lifted the final restrictions on controversial nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan, allowing him total freedom of movement....

Nuclear Disarmament: Let's Support President Obama

Jonathan Granoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jonathan Granoff

As the Berlin Wall came down, as the wall of apartheid came down, it is time to take down the wall of nuclear weapons.

Not Building the Afghan State, Protecting the United States

Jonathan Morgenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Morgenstein

Clearly, we would prefer the Afghan government take on this mission, but until they can do so themselves, in order to prevent more American civilian deaths, we must do it ourselves.

Pakistan Rapidly Adding Nuclear Arms, Says US

New York Times | THOM SHANKER and DAVID E. SANGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress have been told in confidential briefings that Pakistan is rapidly adding to its nuclear arsenal even while racked by...