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    1. April 24, 2016

      North Korea fires submarine-launched missile

      SEOUL, April 24 — North Korea said on Sunday it had conducted a submarine-launched ballistic missile test supervised by...

    2. April 11, 2016

      John Kerry makes historic visit to Hiroshima

      John Kerry has become the first sitting US secretary of state to visit a memorial to his country’s atomic bombing of...

    1. April 2, 2016

      Obama attacks Trump over nuclear remarks

      President Barack Obama on Friday slammed Donald Trump for suggesting that Japan and South Korea should consider...

    2. April 1, 2016

      Obama’s plans for nuclear arsenal raise fears of new arms race

      Over the past year, the US has called out what it sees as “irresponsible” Russian comments about using nuclear weapons....

    3. March 31, 2016

      China set to deploy longest-range nuclear missile

      A new generation of Chinese intercontinental ballistic missiles may come into service as early as this year and will...

    4. March 30, 2016

      US accuses Russia of dismantling security agreements

      Russia is “slowly but surely” dismantling the security and arms control agreements that were put in place in Europe at...

    5. March 30, 2016

      World struggles to halt North Korea march to nuclear power status

      As global leaders converge on Washington for Thursday’s nuclear security summit, one enduring question is casting a...

    6. March 17, 2016

      US hits North Korea with new sanctions

      Barack Obama has imposed new sanctions on North Korea’s economy after January’s test of a nuclear bomb, in a step that...

    7. March 15, 2016

      Kim Jong Un reveals plan for fifth North Korea nuclear bomb test

      Kim Jong Un has announced plans for a fifth North Korean nuclear bomb test, less than two weeks after the UN Security...

    8. March 9, 2016

      North Korea claims nuclear warhead capability

      Kim Jong Un has claimed North Korea has made nuclear warheads small enough to be mounted on ballistic missiles,...

    9. March 8, 2016

      China voices fears over North Korea sanctions

      China insisted on Tuesday that new UN sanctions against North Korea agreed were not aimed at destabilising the country,...

    10. March 7, 2016

      EDF tensions over Hinkley Point C are laid bare

      Tensions inside EDF over its plans to build a flagship nuclear power station in the UK were laid bare on Monday, after...

    11. March 4, 2016

      Kim Jong Un orders North Korea nuclear readiness

      Kim Jong Un has ordered North Korea’s nuclear weapons to be placed on standby, ratcheting up tensions on the Korean...

    12. March 2, 2016

      Talks on US missile shield test ties between Beijing and Seoul

      When South Korea’s president joined her Chinese counterpart at a military parade in Beijing in September the event was...

    13. February 28, 2016

      Blow for Iran’s hardliners as moderates win key seats

      Moderates close to President Hassan Rouhani have seized crucial seats in elections for Iran’s parliament and experts...

    14. February 25, 2016

      US and China agree North Korea sanctions

      The US and China have agreed on a new UN resolution to place additional sanctions on North Korea in response to its...

    15. February 18, 2016

      China’s strategy on North Korea to be tested amid US pressure

      China’s strategy to contain North Korea’s nuclear ambitions faces a crucial test in the coming days as the UN Security...

    16. February 16, 2016

      OSCE chief warns against erosion of Nato-Russia ties

      The system of checks and balances that has maintained the military concord between Nato and Russia is breaking apart,...

    17. February 13, 2016

      Dmitry Medvedev warns of ‘new cold war’

      The world had entered a “new cold war,” Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Saturday, as he held out an...

    18. February 8, 2016

      US calls for tighter sanctions after N Korea rocket launch

      The US has ramped up pressure on China to impose new penalties on North Korea after Pyongyang on Sunday launched a...

    19. February 3, 2016

      North Korea missile launch plan raises alarm

      Washington, Seoul and Tokyo have condemned Pyongyang’s decision to launch a long-range rocket this month, after North...

    20. January 29, 2016

      North Korea activity points to missile test

      North Korea appears to be preparing to launch a long-range rocket in defiance of international sanctions even as the UN...

    21. January 26, 2016

      Rouhani accorded generous welcome in Rome

      Hassan Rouhani was given a star-studded welcome as he arrived in Rome on Monday. Mr Rouhani is the first Iranian...

    22. January 20, 2016

      John Kerry and Javad Zarif set an example in the Middle East

      They’re the odd couple in curious diplomatic harmony, two affable men who struck a relationship that transcended the...

    23. January 17, 2016

      Iran: Implementation Day explained

      The historic nuclear agreement with Iran was implemented at a ceremony in Vienna on Saturday. 1) What is...

    24. January 17, 2016

      US and Iran swap prisoners ahead of nuclear deal

      Iran said on Saturday it had swapped four dual nationality prisoners for seven Iranians being held in the US. The...

    25. January 16, 2016

      Iran sanctions lifted

      Many of the international sanctions that have strangled the Iranian economy over the past decade have been lifted,...

    26. January 8, 2016

      US pressures China over North Korea relationship

      The Obama administration told China on Thursday that its approach for dealing with North Korea had “not worked”, as...

    27. January 7, 2016

      Did they or didn’t they? Six questions over North Korea ‘H-bomb’ test

      North Korea says it has successfully conducted its first hydrogen bomb test. Is it right? Here are six questions about...

    28. January 6, 2016

      The intractable dilemma posed by North Korea

      North Korea presents one of the most dangerous security threats in the world today. This has long been recognised and...

    29. January 6, 2016

      North Korea claims first hydrogen bomb test

      North Korea has claimed it has successfully conducted its first hydrogen bomb test, in a move likely to bring further...

    30. December 10, 2015

      North Korea says it has developed hydrogen bomb

      North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has claimed for the first time that Pyongyang has developed a hydrogen bomb, drawing a...

    31. October 13, 2015

      Iran’s parliament backs nuclear deal

      Iran’s parliament on Tuesday approved the nuclear agreement with world powers but not without tears and fisticuffs that...

    32. October 1, 2015

      Benjamin Netanyahu raises spectre of war after Iran nuclear deal

      Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday delivered a blistering attack on the nuclear deal signed with...

    33. September 25, 2015

      We need to relearn the arts of war and grand strategy

      The cold war has been called the “long peace”. In fact, the two decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union look a...

    34. September 17, 2015

      Barack Obama gets it right and wrong about Iran

      For Barack Obama the deal ending the nuclear stand-off with Iran was a signal achievement. The question now is whether...

    35. September 15, 2015

      North Korea restarts main nuclear complex

      North Korea says it has revamped and restarted its main nuclear complex in Yongbyon and is working to improve its...

    36. September 3, 2015

      Iran’s ‘prosaic’ nuclear deal is on the cusp of changing history

      As President Barack Obama says, the nuclear deal with Iran — the foreign policy achievement of his second term — has...

    37. August 27, 2015

      Pakistan said to be on track to have third largest arsenal of nuclear weapons

      Pakistan could have the world’s third largest stockpile of nuclear weapons after the US and Russia within a decade if...

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      August 27, 2015

      Averting a new era of nuclear competition

      It was perhaps fortuitous that this month’s 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki followed...

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