Sep 11, 2014

Putin says nuclear deterrent must be maintained; Russia tests ICBM

President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday Russia must maintain its nuclear deterrence to counter what he called growing security threats, after Moscow test-launched an intercontinental nuclear missile. With ties between Moscow and the West frayed by the crisis in Ukraine, Putin also took greater ...

Apr 20, 2014

Nuclear disarmament challenge

A conference in Hiroshima highlights the divide between nations that advocate the outright elimination of nuclear weapons and those, like Japan, that hope for a gradual phaseout because they rely on a deterrent "nuclear umbrella" for their own security.