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Nuclear Weapons

A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission or a combination of fission and fusion. Nuclear weapons are considered weapons of mass destruction, and their use and control has been a major focus of international relations policy since their debut.

Headlines Around the Web

Kim’s purge suggests trouble is brewing

Dec 10, 2013 - Financial Times

Rice: Netanyahu 'premature' on Iran

Nov 14, 2013 - Politico

Netanyahu: 'We're not gullible'

Oct 07, 2013 - Politico

Only talks can reset Iran’s atomic clock

Sep 27, 2013 - Financial Times

The price of deterrence

Jan 10, 2013 - Financial Times

Douglas portraying Reagan in film

Nov 05, 2012 - Politico

Hill flummoxed over anti-nuke nun

Sep 14, 2012 - Politico

Panel seeks steep cuts in U.S. nukes

May 16, 2012 - Politico

Panetta: All Iran options on table

Feb 04, 2012 - Politico

Articles About Nuclear Weapons

Russia's President Putin addresses audience in Ulan Bator
As Rouble Collapses Russia Touts War-Readiness with Secret Weapons – Nuclear Missile Trains & Sub-Launched Robots, Drones

By IBTimes AU

As if unmindful of its financial woes that pile up by the day – the falling rouble, the plunging oil prices and the economic sanctions from the West – Russia has decided to uncloak a number of the secret weapons that likely will see action in case of a nuclear showdown with the United States. (Dec 17)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, UKRAINE

Russian President Putin and US President Obama/Reuters File
3 Proofs Russia Will Retaliate Against Planned Economic Sanctions, Military Aid to Ukraine by U.S.

By IBTimes AU

As U.S. President Barack Obama mulls over the fresh round of economic sanctions against Russia and the military aid to Ukraine that the American Congress has recently approved, Russia is showing signs that it is ready to meet pressure with force. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA, DMITRY MEDVEDEV, UKRAINE, AIDS

A U.S. Navy Handout Image Of Baker, The Second Of The Two Atomic Bomb Tests
Russia Justifies Nuclear Weapons Deployment In Crimea

By IBTimes AU

Russia says it has the right to deploy nuclear weapons in Crimea. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEW YORK, UKRAINE, EMERGING MARKETS, INTERNATIONAL LAW

The crew of Russia's nuclear-powered submarine Yekaterinburg line up on its deck as it returns to Gadjiyevo base in Murmansk region, in this file photo taken September 26, 2006.
Russia Arms Severodvinsk Nuclear Attack Submarine; Crimea Nuclear Deployment 'Legal'

By IBTimes AU

Russia continues to expand its military arsenal with nuclear attack submarines will be equipped with battle robots and underwater drones. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, CHINA, MANUFACTURING, INDIA, UKRAINE, ALGERIA

The crew of Russia's nuclear-powered submarine Yekaterinburg line up on its deck as it returns to Gadjiyevo base in Murmansk region, in this file photo taken September 26, 2006.
Russia Arms Severodvinsk Nuclear Attack Submarine; Crimea Nuclear Deployment 'Legal'

By IBTimes AU

Russia continues to expand its military arsenal with nuclear attack submarines will be equipped with battle robots and underwater drones. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, CHINA, MANUFACTURING, INDIA, UKRAINE, ALGERIA

Russian President Putin Delivers a Speech during a Meeting at Kremlin in Moscow
Ready-To-Fire Nuclear Missiles, Putin Cold War Rhetoric Must Be Addressed to Prevent World War 3 – Reports

By IBTimes AU

The world is frightfully a heartbeat away from a dreadful nuclear showdown between Russia and the United States, which is a scenario increasingly posed by the existence of ready-to-launch nuclear missiles. (Dec 14)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, UNITED KINGDOM, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, U.S. NAVY

U.S. President Barack Obama looks on during the Summit on College Opportunity
US Threatens Russia with New Nuclear Missiles, Prepares New Sanctions for Putin

By IBTimes AU

The rift between United States and Russia continues as the Pentagon threatens Russia with releasing nuclear missiles in lieu of the Moscow's violation. According to the US, the country is prepared to redeploy nuclear weapons as a means to keep R... (Dec 13)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, UKRAINE, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, CONGRESS

Valdimur Putin
Russia Rules Out Pre-emptive Nuclear Attack But Will Strike When Provoked or Under Threat – Report

By IBTimes AU

As reports came out that Russia under President Vladimir Putin is getting overly aggressive in Europe, per NATO claims, analysts begin to entertain fears of pre-emptive nuclear strike by the Kremlin. (Dec 13)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA

Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (not pictured) during their joint statements after their delegation level talks at Hyderabad House in New Delhi December 11, 2014. Modi told Putin on Thursday that Russia will
US To Shift Nuclear Missiles in Europe in Anticipation of War Vs Putin

By IBTimes AU

The U.S. will place nuclear cruise missiles in Europe in response's to Russia's highly prohibited testing of its own nuclear arsenal. (Dec 12)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, BARACK OBAMA, RUSSIA

Russia's President Vladimir Putin talks to reporters during a meeting in Brasilia July 16, 2014
Russia Downplays Nuclear War; U.S. Insists, Citing Dual Missiles Movement Over Crimea

By IBTimes AU

Russia drops preemptive nuclear strike from its military doctrine (Dec 12)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, CONGRESS