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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.

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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

Iraqi security forces personnel fire artillery during clashes with Islamic State militants, in Jurf al-Sakhar, south of Baghdad October 26, 2014. Picture taken October 26, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
ISIS May Have Inspired Palestinian Attacks in Jerusalem; Caliphate To Expand With Annexation of Arab Lands

By IBTimes AU

The attacks in Jerusalem were believed to have been inspired by ISIS. The militant group is feared to be holding sufficient control and command of other Arab lands. (2:49 pm)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, ISRAEL, RELIGION, BARACK OBAMA, AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS

Fighters from Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) hold their weapons as they stand on confiscated cigarettes before setting them on fire in the city of Raqqa April 2, 2014.
ISIS Acquiring Nuclear Weapons A Game-Changer For Obama As UN Warns of Militants' Two-Year Supply of Weapons

By IBTimes AU

A UN report warns of ISIS possessing a large volume of weapons to last up to two years at current levels of fighting. (Nov 19)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, IRAQ, AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS

Russian nuclear submarine
Nuclear War: Russia Shocks US With Tactical Weapons, Pentagon Retaliates

By IBTimes AU

Russia surprises United States with highly advanced nuclear weapons (Nov 15)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, RUSSIA, MEXICO, CONGRESS

Russia Iran Nuclear Deal
Russia And Iran Sign Nuclear Reactor Contract

By IBTimes AU

Russia signs nuclear reactor deal with Iran amidst spike of Russia-NATO close calls (Nov 12)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, UKRAINE

South Korean soldiers of an artillery unit check their armaments during a military drill near the demilitarized zone separating North Korea from the South, in Paju, north of Seoul April 30, 2013. Tensions between North Korea and South Korea and its ally t
U.S. To Supply South Korea With PAC-3 Interceptor Missiles Worth $1.405B, Best To Also Modernise Its Own Ageing Nuclear Arsenal

By IBTimes AU

The United States is being urged to review its ageing nuclear program in view of the seemingly aggressive behaviours of rival nations. (Nov 11)

MORE TOPICS: PAKISTAN, SOUTH KOREA, RUSSIA, INDIA

Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu At A News Conference In Jerusalem
Israeli Minister Slams US Official's Offensive Remark Against Netanyahu, Demands Obama Gov't. Take Back Words

By IBTimes AU

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office and a government minister reacted to offensive comments made against the Israeli leader. (Oct 30)

MORE TOPICS: ISRAEL, WHITE HOUSE

Honda's latest version of the Asimo humanoid robot shakes hands during a presentation
Artificial Intelligence Man's 'Existential Threat'; Elon Musk Warns of AI Development Dangers [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and SpaceX, has warned that developing artificial intelligence is like summoning the "demon." (Oct 27)

MORE TOPICS: UNEMPLOYMENT

This U.S. Navy handout image shows Baker, the second of the two atomic bomb tests, in which a 63-kiloton warhead was exploded 90 feet under water as part of Operation Crossroads, conducted at Bikini Atoll in July 1946 to measure nuclear weapon effects on
Just So You May Know Russia Has 5000 Nukes – Putin Tells the World

By IBTimes AU

Vladimir Putin warned the U.S. and its allies Russia's 5,000 nuclear warheads are just around the corner, ready to be fired anytime. (Oct 21)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, JAPAN, RUSSIA, DMITRY MEDVEDEV, UKRAINE

Russia's President Vladimir Putin talks to reporters during a meeting in Brasilia July 16, 2014
US-Russia Nuclear War Could Wipe Out Humanity – Nuclear Physician Warns

By IBTimes AU

An Australian physician said that the Ukraine Crisis may pave the way for the United States and Russia to wage a nuclear war against each other. (Oct 13)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, NOBEL PRIZE

A Pair Of U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles Fly Over Northern Iraq After Conducting Airstrikes In Syria
Britain’s Defence Spending In Doldrums Despite Cameron’s Anti ISS Air Strikes And Tall Talk of Military Prowess

By IBTimes AU

The U. K's defence spending needs careful prioritisation and strategic insight into all the immediate challenges. (Oct 08)

MORE TOPICS: GDP