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March 10, 2015

Startfor predicts loose nukes in Russia will be 'the greatest crisis of the next decade'

Business Insider
Armin Rosen
The most alarming prediction in the Decade Forecast from private intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting, or Stratfor, involves a Russian collapse leading to a nuclear crisis.

March 10, 2015

Pakistan has more nuclear weapons than India, shows inforgraphic

First Post
Pakistan had about 120 atomic weapons, 10 more than India, in its nuclear arsenal last year, according to a new interactive infographic unveiled by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

March 10, 2015

UAE joins states supporting Austrian Pledge to ban nuclear weapons

The Gulf Today
The UAE has joined the group of states that support The Austrian Pledge to ban nuclear weapons. The Republic of Austria unveiled the blueprint when it hosted and chaired the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, held in December 2014. The conference saw a massive attendance by representatives of 158 states, delegates of international organisations and civil society organisations.

March 9, 2015

India can lead global nuclear disarmament initiative: Activist Alyn Ware

The Economic Times
Press Trust of India
Pitching for a nuclear weapon-free world, activist Alyn Ware today said India can lead the initiative in this regard by "building bridges" between nuclear-armed states and non-nuclear states.

March 8, 2015

Obama Says Nuclear Deal Offered to Iran Tests Whether It Is Serious

The New York Times
Peter Baker
President Obama said that he and other world leaders have offered Iran an “extraordinarily reasonable deal” that will test whether the leadership of the Islamic nation is serious about at last resolving the dispute over its nuclear program.

March 8, 2015

Test launch of Shaheen-III ballistic missile successful: ISPR

Mateen Haider
Pakistan today conducted a successful test launch of the Shaheen-III surface-to-surface ballistic missile, capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 2,750 km.

March 7, 2015

The unkicked addiction

The Economist
IN JANUARY 2007 Henry Kissinger, George Shultz, William Perry and Sam Nunn—two Republican secretaries of state, a Democratic defence secretary and a Democratic head of the Senate Armed Services Committee—called for a global effort to reduce reliance on nuclear weapons. The ultimate goal, they wrote in the Wall Street Journal, should be to remove the threat such weapons pose completely

March 7, 2015

The new nuclear age

The Economist
Within the next few weeks, after years of stalling and evasion, Iran may at last agree to curb its nuclear programme. In exchange for relief from sanctions it will accept, in principle, that it should allow intrusive inspections and limit how much uranium will cascade through its centrifuges. After 2025 Iran will gradually be allowed to expand its efforts. It insists these are peaceful, but the world is convinced they are designed to produce a nuclear weapon.

March 7, 2015

‘Nobody is going to wait’: Saudi drafting nuclear back-up plan to counter Iran?

Fox News
Lucas Tomlinson
Saudi Arabia, growing increasingly nervous about its neighbor across the Persian Gulf, may be hedging its bets and crafting a nuclear back-up plan if a diplomatic deal with Iran fails to halt the Islamic Republic's alleged march toward a weapon.

March 6, 2015

US Says Ready To Negotiate Further Reductions In Its Nuclear Weapons Stockpile

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said that the United States is prepared to negotiate further reductions in its nuclear weapons stockpile. In a statement issued on the 45th Anniversary of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Kerry said the United States is fully committed to continuing to fulfill its own Treaty obligations, as well as to strengthening the global nuclear nonproliferation regime.

March 6, 2015

Kazakh FM Urges More Progress in Nuclear Disarmament, Stresses Commitment to Human Rights

The Astana Times
Altair Nurbekov
Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Erlan Idrissov urged greater global efforts in nuclear disarmament at the plenary session of the Conference on Disarmament and addressed the High Level Segment of the 28th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on March 4.“Today, the world is experiencing a major transformation.

March 6, 2015

‘US-India nuclear deal will disturb regional balance’

Peerzada Salman
Eminent speakers highlighted the points pertaining to the political and economic trends in the subcontinent in the light of US president Barack Obama’s second visit to India at a workshop titled ‘New emerging dynamics of US-India relations: response from Europe and Pakistan’ organised by the Area Study Centre for Europe (ASCE), the University of Karachi, in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation Islamabad on Thursday

March 6, 2015

US, Sunni states talk about regional ‘nuclear umbrella’

The Jerusalem Post
Yossi Melman
Coinciding with the snap visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry to Saudi Arabia this week, the US military is considering deploying one of its THAAD defense systems in the region

March 6, 2015

Good deal is at hand in Iran nuclear talks - EU's Mogherini

A good deal is at hand in negotiations on Iran's nuclear program, European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Friday.

March 5, 2015

Outcry and fear as Pakistan builds new nuclear reactors in dangerous Karachi

The Washington Post
Tim Craig
World leaders have fretted for years that terrorists may try to steal one of Pakistan’s nuclear bombs and detonate it in a foreign country. But some Karachi residents say the real nuclear nightmare is unfolding here in Pakistan’s largest and most volatile city.

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