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  1. The elephant versus the dragon

    Posted Jan 28th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... war in 1962. Beijing's close ties with Pakistan, India's long-time adversary, added to the subsequent tension, as did India's emergence in 1998 as a self-declared nuclear weapon state with an increasing ability to strike almost anywhere in China with its long-range missiles. But India's relations with Pakistan, although still tenuous, are improving, and its trade ...

  2. North Korea plays a tough hand

    Posted Jan 28th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... then strike South Korea, Japan and US forces based in both countries. North Korea conducted an underground nuclear explosion in October 2006, although the test appeared to be only partially ... its 'status as a nuclear weapons state' and 'smash' South Korea's government in an 'all-out confrontation' for tying aid to disarmament. Of course, ...

  3. Nightmare scenario in the making

    Posted Oct 07th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson Whether they strike in Bali, London or Tel Aviv, suicide bombers create fear and mayhem. But there is now an even more frightening prospect- a terrorist attack using ... believe that a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack somewhere in the world in the next decade is highly probable. These deadly materials and the technology to make them ...

  4. A powerful incentive to keep the peace

    Posted Dec 24th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Korea claims to have nuclear weapons. It fired a long-range missile over Japan in 1998 and has dozens of other ballistic missiles that could strike Japan within 10 minutes of launching. North ... in the future. 'China, which has significant influence on the region's security, is pushing forward its nuclear and missile capabilities and the modernisation of its navy and air force,' ...

  5. From a nuclear threat to an oil crisis?

    Posted Mar 11th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson Despite intense diplomatic efforts by leading European nations to defuse nuclear tensions with Iran, a resolution looks increasingly unlikely. This is something that Asia, which is increasingly dependent on Persian Gulf energy supplies, must worry about. Iran's chief nuclear negotiator said recently that his country would never do what the United States ...

  6. A quarrel that won't go away

    Posted Nov 04th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... and strike targets over increasingly long ranges. To help strengthen the bilateral alliance, the US will deploy a new radar system in Japan as part of an integrated ballistic missile defence system, which Beijing has long opposed. In a separate agreement, the US announced that it would, for the first time, base a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in Japan from 2008. Beijing will watch how ...

  7. A thorn in the side of Sino-US ties

    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons programme. But Dr Rice, now secretary of state, found that it had another priority: Taiwan. She was told by mainland leaders that the Taiwan question ... nuclear disarmament talks hosted by Beijing if the US met certain unspecified conditions. Indeed, recent developments have intensified Chinese suspicions that the US and its ally, Japan, want ...



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