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  1. Datang strikes 11b yuan nuclear power deal

    Posted Jan 26th 2006, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Datang International Power has become the first listed mainland power firm to invest in nuclear power in a move that could see it plough 11.48 billion yuan into the venture over seven years. A company source said last night Datang had struck an agreement with Guangdong Nuclear Power Investment to set up Ningde Nuclear Power, in which Datang will hold 49 per cent. ...

  2. North Korea has conservatives pushing for strike force

    Posted Feb 08th 2006, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... and has boasted about its nuclear capabilities. While moderates push for a softer line of diplomacy, there is no shortage of hawks claiming massive public support and pushing for the opposite- a build-up of weapons with first-strike capability against any perceived threat in the region. Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has stood firm in the face of mounting public opinion against Pyongyang ...

  3. The game of nuclear catch-up

    Posted Jun 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... more in reserve. China has fewer than 400. The US and Russia can strike targets in any part of the world by using an impressive array of nuclear-armed ballistic missiles, submarines ... on submarines hidden at sea and mobile platforms moving from place to place on land, will give China what it has long lacked- the assurance of being able to strike back even if it is hit by nuclear ...

  4. Bush policy a dangerous strike against diplomacy

    Posted Mar 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The reaffirmation this week by US President George W. Bush of his pre-emptive strike policy is a cause for concern. Since becoming part of his security strategy after the September 11 ... strike policy. But this, regrettably, is not the case. As the policy unravels in Iraq, it is worth recalling a high-level American view of the lessons to be learned for US security from ...

  5. The nuclear threat must never be forgotten

    Posted Jul 20th 2006, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... might be just what's needed to persuade Pyongyang to do the unthinkable: fire missiles tipped with nuclear warheads from caves beyond the reach of pre-emptive strikes. This danger explains ... Donald Kirk The escalating conflict in the Middle East broke out as diplomats were trying frantically to rein in North Korea's nuclear ambitions. As Hezbollah terrorists fire rockets ...

  6. Fearful Japanese may add nuclear arms in a decade

    Posted Jul 13th 2006, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... thought of Japan's right to a first-strike capability and the nuclear option, government officials do not appear to be discussing it yet. 'Of course Japanese people feel less safe than ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo North Korean missile tests could provoke a policy change Mounting fury at North Korea's missile launches could see Tokyo turn its back on its non-nuclear ...

  7. G8 summit a chance for progress on nuclear threat

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons remains the cornerstone of efforts to make the world a safer place. This weekend's G8 summit of world leaders in St Petersburg is an opportunity to move closer to consensus on how to deal with Iran's nuclear ambitions and North Korea's provocative missile tests. The dangerous flare-up on Israel's border with Lebanon ...

  8. Iran's president labels nuclear incentive deal a step forward

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... or intimidation against countries.' In response to a question over whether Iran feared an Israeli military strike on its nuclear facilities, Mr Ahmadinejad said he was not concerned. 'And ... yesterday said a European package of incentives aimed at curtailing his country's nuclear programme marked progress. But Mr Ahmadinejad remained defiant in the face of possible sanctions ...

  9. Winning a nuclear showdown

    Posted Oct 13th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer North Korea's letting the world know, loudly and clearly, that it has a nuclear device should not have surprised anyone. In fact, the build-up over the past four years ... to nuclear hell that it is not only pushing on with uranium processing- the stage before serious bomb-making begins- but also making haste to finish what is surely the world's most unsafe ...

  10. Iranians may be split on regime's nuclear stance

    Posted Mar 13th 2006, 12:00am by Robert Tait

    ... of British MPs, he hinted the US could take military action to strike at the Iranian nuclear programme. The Iranians responded with a statement from its nuclear negotiating team threatening ... doing his military service in the Iranian army, nervously contemplates the approaching denouement at the UN Security Council over his country's suspected nuclear weapons programme. ...




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