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The Silent Strike - David Makovsky, New Yorker
How Israel bombed a Syrian nuclear installation and kept it secret.
Nuclear_Proliferation 
october 2012 by jrick
How to Help Iran Build a Bomb - William J. Broad, New York Times
A strike could actually lead to Iran’s speeding up its efforts, ensuring the realization of a bomb and hastening its arrival.
Iran_Nuclear_Bomb  Deterrence  Nuclear_Proliferation 
october 2012 by jrick
Kim Jong-il in talks with Russia's Dmitry Medvedev
North Korea's leader Kim Jong-il has held rare talks with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Pyongyang's nuclear programme and economic co-operation.
North_Korea  Kim_Jong-il  train  Russia  nuclear_proliferation  pipeline 
august 2011 by Vacilando
Leaks expose US and UK fears over Pakistan nuclear arms
US and UK diplomats feared Pakistan's nuclear material could fall into the hands of terrorists, the latest leaked classified US diplomatic cables reveal.
Pakistan  WikiLeaks  leak  politics  nuclear_proliferation  terrorism  20101201 
december 2010 by Vacilando
Iranian nuclear scientist killed in motorbike attack
An Iranian nuclear scientist has been killed and another wounded in two separate but similar attacks in the capital, Tehran.
Iran  nuclear_proliferation  science  assassination  politics  20101129 
november 2010 by Vacilando
Wikileaks cables: key issues
The controversial whistle-blowing site Wilileaks has released a cache of 250,000 secret messages sent by US diplomatic staff. Here are some of the key issues the documents reveal, as reported by the New York Times and Guardian newspapers.
WikiLeaks  whistleblower  leak  secret  embassy  spying  20101128  USA  Pakistan  hacking  nuclear_proliferation  China  Iran  invasion  Saudi_Arabia  biometric  United_Nations  North_Korea  Guantanamo_Bay  Belgium  Italy  UK  Russia  Zimbabwe 
november 2010 by Vacilando
Nuclear debris could reveal clues of bomb's origin
Forensic analysis of the debris left after a nuclear explosion could yield crucial evidence about the composition and the origin of the bomb, say scientists.
debris  nuclear_proliferation  bomb  20101108 
november 2010 by Vacilando
The Point of No Return - Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic
For the Obama administration, the prospect of a nuclearized Iran is dismal to contemplate— it would create major new national-security challenges and crush the president’s dream of ending nuclear proliferation. But the view from Jerusalem is still more dire: a nuclearized Iran represents, among other things, a threat to Israel’s very existence. In the gap between Washington’s and Jerusalem’s views of Iran lies the question: who, if anyone, will stop Iran before it goes nuclear, and how? As Washington and Jerusalem study each other intensely, here’s an inside look at the strategic calculations on both sides—and at how, if things remain on the current course, an Israeli air strike will unfold.
Israel_Iran  U.S._Foreign_Policy_Iran  U.S._Foreign_Policy_Israel  Benjamin_Netanyahu  Mutually_Assured_Destruction  Nuclear_Proliferation  Nuclear_Terrorism 
august 2010 by jrick
Revealed: how Israel offered to sell South Africa nuclear weapons
Secret South African documents reveal that Israel offered to sell nuclear warheads to the apartheid regime, providing the first official documentary evidence of the state's possession of nuclear weapons.
South_Africa  Israel  nuclear_proliferation  apartheid  business  military  nuclear  weapon  20100524 
june 2010 by Vacilando
Full Disclosure - Fred Kaplan, Slate
Why President Obama revealed how many weapons are in the U.S. nuclear stockpile.
Strategic_Air_Command  Nuclear_Proliferation  U.S._Nuclear_Weapons 
may 2010 by jrick
Summit agrees to protect nuclear stocks 'in four years'
Today we are declaring that nuclear terrorism is one of the most challenging threats to international security.
politics  nuclear_proliferation  plutonium  nuclear  weapon  terrorism  20100413 
april 2010 by Vacilando
Nuclear Posturing, Obama-Style - Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post
Under the old doctrine, supported by every president of both parties for decades, any aggressor ran the risk of a cataclysmic U.S. nuclear response that would leave the attacking nation a cinder and a memory. Credible? Doable? No one knows. But the threat was very effective.
Nuclear_Proliferation 
april 2010 by jrick

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