China is expanding its arsenal of nuclear-capable ballistic missiles, according to a report from the U.S. Defense Department.
Under Article VI of the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), each of the parties, including the nuclear-weapon-state parties...
The Nuclear Security Summit process and associated U.S. nuclear threat reduction programs have played a vital role in reducing the risk of a nuclear or radiological attack by terrorists.
China is proposing “parallel tracks” to address North Korea’s desire for a peace treaty and the international community’s concerns about Pyongyang’s nuclear program.
The move is not expected to affect nuclear policy or strategy.
Communications between Chinese and U.S. nuclear experts are sometimes difficult and inefficient, in part because of the differences in the ways the two sides think about nuclear weapons.
It is quite possible that China could deploy a strategic missile defense system with a small number of interceptors within the next few years.
China called for the resumption of nuclear negotiations with Pyongyang based on a 2005 agreement to denuclearize North Korea.
The administration submitted the proposed 123 agreement with China on April 21.
The Obama administration sent Congress a new nuclear cooperation agreement with China and initialed a new pact with South Korea.
Although China has made significant progress in nuclear security since the September 11 attacks, there is room for improvement.
China, North Korea’s only meaningful ally, should use its leverage to ensure that Pyongyang returns to meaningful negotiations on its nuclear weapons program.
China conducted “a non-destructive test of a missile designed to destroy satellites” on July 23, according to the U.S. State Department.