Sanctions are clearly not deterring North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. But alternative strategies have huge risks, too.
Both the Russian and US arsenals boast thousands of nuclear weapons, located in various places around their own countries and, for the US, in Europe as well.
Experts around the world have been warning nuclear weapons are increasingly being seen as ‘usable’ by the political and military leaders who wield them.
Some of the major events in US-Iran relations highlight the differences between the nations’ views, but others presented real opportunities for reconciliation.
The US has 50 nuclear bombs stored in Turkey. As tensions rise between the two countries, a look at how they got there and what might happen next.
How policy has shifted back and forth since 1945 over the fine line between nuclear energy and nuclear weapons.
A new strategy from the UN secretary general challenges the world to explain why it’s not doing more to defuse the nuclear threat.
Soot thrown into the atmosphere would block out the sun, causing crops to fail and people to go hungry.
Vladimir Putin’s aggressive nuclear strategy threatens to unpick decades of careful negotiation.
This year saw nuclear weapons tested, stockpiles renewed, and disasters remembered.
The global nuclear non-proliferation regime depends on American leadership. What if Donald Trump loses interest?
In early December, the nations of the world are poised to take an historic step on nuclear weapons. Yet Australia sticks out like a sore thumb among Asia-Pacific nations in arguing against change.
Donald Trump will soon have command of thousands of nuclear weapons. This presents a new and unknown threat to global security - and an urgent incentive for all states to ban nuclear weapons.
In the summer of 1946, the U.S. government detonated the first of many atomic bomb tests in the Marshall Islands. Seventy years of radiation exposure later, residents are still fighting for justice.