Perhaps hoping for an election boost, India’s Prime Minister Modi announces that Indian scientists shot down a live satellite at a low-earth orbit.
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On 27 March, India announced it had successfully conducted an anti-satellite missile test, Mission Shakti. India is now the fourth country in the world displaying this capability.
Russia claims its controversial Iskander M launcher doesn’t violate the INF treaty.
The US has withdrawn from a major arms control treaty with Russia, and Russia followed suit. So, what was the treaty, and what happens now?
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speak following a meeting on the security and stability on the Korean Peninsula in Vancouver.
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China is succeeding in a high-stakes poker game on the Korean Peninsula. Did Canada and the U.S. just play into Chinese hands?
Poorly designed critical warning systems need a radical overhaul to prevent a repeat of Hawaii’s errant ‘ballistic missile threat’ alert.
North Korea’s Kim Jong Un called Trump a ‘dotard.’
KCNA via Reuters
The latest salvo of insults and threats between President Trump and North Korea’s Kim brought the region a little bit closer to war. China, North Korea’s closest trading partner, may be the only way out.
People watch news on missile launch in Pyongyang, North Korea.
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Refresh your knowledge on the origins of North Korea’s nuclear threat and the options world leaders have to deal with it.
Moonraker movie poster from 1979 created by Dan Gouzee.
The tensions between North Korea and the US over its long range ballistic missile programme echo a well-known James Bond plot.
People watch news of missile test on a public TV screen in North Korea.
AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin
North and South Korea explained in four questions and answers.
A North Korean government picture claiming to show the country’s first successful ICBM test.
Intentionally or not, Trump’s approach to North Korea makes more sense than many people think.
An intercontinental ballistic missile travels at least 5100 km away from its firing point.
Although North Korea’s recent missile test is unlikely to have been an ICBM, they are likely to have a medium range missile that could hit South Korea in a few years.
Should Australia seek a ballistic missile defence capability, like that of the United States?
US Department of Defense
Ultimately, the argument for Australia to acquire ballistic missile defence does not stack up.
A submarine missile-launching capacity brings the threat closer to the shores of the target country.
North Korea does not yet have the capacity to launch a nuclear missile from a submarine. Its recent test, however, suggests it is making progress to a game-changing second-strike capability.