The British nuclear weapon tests on Kiritimati (or Christmas) Island had profound and lasting cultural consequences for both atomic veterans and local islanders.
The US isn't the only country considering a military response to Iranian aggression.
Iran's leaders are threatening to breach a 2015 agreement that froze their country's nuclear program. What is uranium enrichment, and what would it mean for Iran's ability to build nuclear weapons?
After years of work, the JCPOA nuclear deal could be on its last legs.
North Korea is a major military threat to the US and its Asian allies, but exactly how powerful are its nuclear weapons? An earth scientist explains why it's hard to answer this question.
There is a growing sense that the British authorities would rather forget their weapons testing history.
Bruce Willis saved the Earth with a nuclear weapon in the 1998 film Armageddon, but the law would need to change for him to do it now.
History shows that diplomacy takes time and many incremental steps forward, a diplomacy expert writes.
Pope Francis has been a staunch voice for a world free of nuclear weapons. But should he be involved in defence politics at all? And how does the Pope's message resonate among the European public?
Exporting nuclear technology is lucrative, but without strict safeguards, buyers could divert it into bomb programs. Why is Saudi Arabia shopping for nuclear power, and should the US provide it?
Relying only on sanctions against North Korea may not be a productive way to get the country to give up its nuclear arms. Offering relief and aid may be more effective.
A Cold War era treaty helped dismantle more than 2,500 missiles between the US and Russia.
Nuclear command and control - the computer systems, networks and procedures - is at risk from cybersecurity threats.
A new strategy from the UN secretary general challenges the world to explain why it's not doing more to defuse the nuclear threat.
The declaration was thin, but the meeting itself will have a significant impact on how Trump makes foreign policy decisions moving forward.
Can decades of deadlock be broken by two of the world's most unpredictable leaders?
A remarkable year on the Korean peninsula has been marked by both bitter enmity and genuine goodwill. Now, the tension is being ratcheted up again.
The spectacle of thousands of soldiers gassed to death in France announced to the world that a new class of weapons had arrived.
Australian scientist Mark Oliphant helped push the development of nuclear weapons during World War II but later riled at US attempts to keep the UK and others out of the nuclear arms race.
After decades of deadly enmity, Libya and the West made a major breakthrough on weapons of mass destruction. How?