Nuclear weapons

What could happen if China invaded Taiwan?
Chinese troops on mobile rocket launchers during a parade in Beijing
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What could happen if China invaded Taiwan?

Beijing ‘working hard’ to take over Taipei militarily, US official warns
17 May 2022
How dangerous is Putin’s new nuclear weapon?
Russian President Vladimir Putin
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How dangerous is Putin’s new nuclear weapon?

Russian state TV claims ‘Satan II’ atomic missile could wipe UK off map
28 Apr 2022
Are North Korea’s nuclear weapons a threat?
A news broadcast of the military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea
Fact file

Are North Korea’s nuclear weapons a threat?

Kim Jong Un warns secretive state is accelerating its atomic missile program
27 Apr 2022
Arguments for and against nuclear power
Nuclear power plant
Pros and cons

Arguments for and against nuclear power

Nuclear energy forms the ‘centrepiece’ of Boris Johnson’s new energy strategy
7 Apr 2022
What are hypersonic missiles?
A Russian jet carrying a hypersonic missile flies over a military parade in Red Square, Moscow
Fact file

What are hypersonic missiles?

Russian invasion of Ukraine has hastened efforts to develop ‘consequential weapon’
6 Apr 2022
Arguments for and against a no-fly zone
Protesters call for no-fly zone over Ukraine
Pros and cons

Arguments for and against a no-fly zone

Experts fear enforcing restrictions on airspace could escalate conflict with Russia
18 Mar 2022
The countries with nuclear weapons
Nuclear weapon test
In Depth

The countries with nuclear weapons

Total global tally of nukes has dropped from 70,000 to around 14,000 in past 55 years
10 Mar 2022

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‘A nuclear attack is unthinkable, and yet we have to think about it’
A mushroom cloud from an atomic bomb
Instant Opinion

‘A nuclear attack is unthinkable, and yet we have to think about it’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
9 Mar 2022
Is Vladimir Putin preparing to use nuclear weapons?
Vladimir Putin meets with his defence minister and chief of the general staff in Moscow
Today’s big question

Is Vladimir Putin preparing to use nuclear weapons?

Russian president puts atomic deterrence on standby ahead of talks with Kyiv
28 Feb 2022
What should Brits do in the event of a nuclear attack?
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In Depth

What should Brits do in the event of a nuclear attack?

Threat of nuclear war ‘back on disaster planners’ agenda’ following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
24 Feb 2022
FBI sting nets couple who hid atomic secrets in peanut butter sandwich
An Australian Collins submarine that will be replaced as part of the Aukus pact
Stranger than fiction

FBI sting nets couple who hid atomic secrets in peanut butter sandwich

US navy engineer charged with trying to sell sensitive nuclear submarine data
11 Oct 2021
The women of Greenham Common and their legacy 40 years on
Peace campaigners wave as their caravan is taken away from outside the gates of Greenham Common on 5 September 2000
In Depth

The women of Greenham Common and their legacy 40 years on

How did a peace camp first established in Berkshire in 1981 become the largest women’s protest since the suffragettes?
17 Sep 2021
How Asia’s leaders triggered the world’s most rapid arms race
A 2015 military parade in Beijing, China
In Depth

How Asia’s leaders triggered the world’s most rapid arms race

North Korea dominates headlines but neighbouring nations are also stockpiling arms
16 Sep 2021
What we know about North Korea’s long-range cruise missile test
A North Korean missile test in 2019
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What we know about North Korea’s long-range cruise missile test

US says the weapon may have nuclear capabilities and poses ‘threats’ to neighbouring nations
13 Sep 2021
The pros and cons of nuclear energy
Nuclear power plant
Getting to grips with . . .

The pros and cons of nuclear energy

Scientists say nuclear power is essential to efforts to tackle climate change
29 Jul 2021
Iranian-Israeli tensions mount after strike on Natanz nuclear site
Natanz nuclear enrichment facility
In Depth

Iranian-Israeli tensions mount after strike on Natanz nuclear site

Tehran vows revenge as attack sets back nuclear programme ‘by at least nine months’
14 Apr 2021
Nuclear testing, flat-hunting and the other megxit
A nuclear test
Podcast

Nuclear testing, flat-hunting and the other megxit

Why are we only now learning about France’s atomic legacy? Is social networking changing the rental market. And why are migrants leaving the UK?
12 Mar 2021
‘Toxic heritage’ of French nuclear testing exposed by new research
A French nuclear test in French Polynesia in the 1970s
In Brief

‘Toxic heritage’ of French nuclear testing exposed by new research

Findings pave way for more than 100,000 people affected by carcinogenic fallout to claim compensation
9 Mar 2021
Missiles, ransoms and awe
A missile takes off
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Missiles, ransoms and awe

Does the US still need ballistic missiles? Why is Boko Haram releasing schoolgirl hostages? And do we need to experience more awe?
5 Mar 2021
UK academics probed over links to Chinese ‘weapons of mass destruction’
Chinese missiles seen on trucks as they drive next to Tiananmen Square
Behind the scenes

UK academics probed over links to Chinese ‘weapons of mass destruction’

Scholars may face up to ten years in prison if found to have unwittingly handed secrets to Beijing
8 Feb 2021
How Joe Biden will go about rebuilding the Iran Nuclear Deal
A demonstrator holds a sign calling for the US to "nuke" Iran before it can take nuclear action against the US.
In Depth

How Joe Biden will go about rebuilding the Iran Nuclear Deal

President-elect facing major challenge to keep Tehran satisfied as Europe forms nuclear strategy
24 Nov 2020
Could Trump’s reaction to election loss spark global chaos?
Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Mike Pompeo
In Depth

Could Trump’s reaction to election loss spark global chaos?

Outgoing president asked for ‘options’ to target Iranian nuclear site following loss to Joe Biden
17 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘Lebanon’s worst enemy is its government’
Lebanon
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Instant Opinion: ‘Lebanon’s worst enemy is its government’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 10 August
10 Aug 2020
Hiroshima anniversary: 75 years since the atom bomb
Hiroshima
In Depth

Hiroshima anniversary: 75 years since the atom bomb

Japanese city marks nuclear attack that resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths
6 Aug 2020
What is causing explosions at Iran’s nuclear facilities?
Iran nuclear programme
In Depth

What is causing explosions at Iran’s nuclear facilities?

Head of Israeli spy agency claims country behind attacks on Iran
7 Jul 2020
US-Iran crisis: can Europe save the nuclear deal?
Donald Trump, Iran Deal
In Depth

US-Iran crisis: can Europe save the nuclear deal?

EU ministers convene in Brussels in an effort to salvage agreement
10 Jan 2020
Israel ‘confirms’ atomic arsenal
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In Brief

Israel ‘confirms’ atomic arsenal

The timing of Benjamin Netanyahu’s ‘slip of the tongue’ questioned as Middle East tensions rise
6 Jan 2020
New fears over North Korean ‘Christmas gift’ to US
North Korea Missile
In Depth

New fears over North Korean ‘Christmas gift’ to US

New photos reveal expansion of nuclear facility near Pyongyang
24 Dec 2019
What is Jeremy Corbyn’s nuclear weapons policy?
Jeremy Corbyn
In Brief

What is Jeremy Corbyn’s nuclear weapons policy?

Labour leader has been quizzed again on future of Trident
18 Nov 2019
What happened to Donald Trump’s campaign promises?
Donald Trump
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What happened to Donald Trump’s campaign promises?

President is facing a Democrat-led impeachment inquiry as he campaigns for second term in the White House
25 Sep 2019
The countries with nuclear weapons
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In Depth

The countries with nuclear weapons

IAEA meets in Vienna amid mounting nuclear tension over Iran
16 Sep 2019
Is Russia tampering with nuclear radiation sensors?
Russia confirms radiation leak near Mayak nuclear facility
In Depth

Is Russia tampering with nuclear radiation sensors?

Two global detection facilities shut down in the wake of the nearby nuclear accident in early August, prompting allegations of a cover-up
20 Aug 2019
What is the INF treaty and why has Donald Trump pulled out?
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In Depth

What is the INF treaty and why has Donald Trump pulled out?

US leaving ‘watershed’ nuclear missile treaty
2 Aug 2019
How likely is a nuclear war?
Nuclear test mushroom cloud above Mururoa Atoll
In Depth

How likely is a nuclear war?

UN disarmament director says risk of global conflict now highest since Second World War
22 May 2019
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