A March 19 test shows the U.S. aim to keep up or surpass Chinese and Russian technology developments.
Tensions mount as the United States and North Korea continue to each issue provocative statements ahead of Kim Jong Un’s end-of-year deadline for denuclearization negotiations. Despite the U.S. good-faith suspension of joint military exercises with South Korea, satellite imagery indicates that nuclear and missile development in North Korea is ongoing.
An insider’s account of the issues and arguments debated by the key policymakers who finally halted U.S. nuclear weapons testing in 1993.
Washington and Pyongyang made little progress at latest round of talks.
A mysterious August explosion in Russia occurred during efforts to recover a sunken, nuclear-powered cruise missile, according to a U.S. official.
Technical issues are slowing U.S. efforts to upgrade two nuclear warheads.
Amb. Timerbaev was a member of the Soviet/Russian diplomatic service for 43 years and participated in negotiations on numerous arms control treaties. We are pleased to be able to share these reflections by the late ambassador with our readers.
According to Article XIV of the treaty, the agreement cannot enter into force until it has been both signed and ratified by the 44 countries listed in Annex 2. Governments' call for entry into force of the CTBT was echoed by a group of more than 40 civil society leaders in their own statements.
Forty nongovernmental leaders in nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament, as well as former government officials and diplomats, voiced their demand for the entry into force of the 1996 Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) at the 11th Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the CTBT.
Everybody knows that nuclear weapons have been used twice in wartime and with terrible consequences. Often overlooked, however, is the large-scale, postwar use of nuclear weapons: At least eight countries have conducted 2,056 nuclear test explosions, most of which were far larger than the bombs that leveled Hiroshima and Nagasaki.