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  1. U-turn on nuclear arms will only lead Japan to ruin

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the Russian version: if Japan built nuclear weapons for first-strike capability against an overbearing China, it would be committing national suicide; second-strike, or retaliatory, capacity might ... and some of them want to go all out to build a Japanese nuclear weapon. What are they thinking about? It beggars belief that a country that has suffered so much, first from being- so far- the only ...

  2. Nuclear power never worth the risks

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The nuclear crisis in Japan has caused widespread public concern. Workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant are still battling with radioactive leaks and contamination. Reactors went into nuclear meltdown after a tsunami hit the plant on March 11 and cooling systems failed. Working in nuclear plants will always pose a risk. It must be very stressful to work in such places knowing ...

  3. India's missile test raises the stakes

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... India's successful test of a missile capable of nuclear strikes on Beijing and Shanghai and deep into Europe has hardly raised pulses anywhere- except in India, which increasingly ... treaty for nuclear powers. Its claim of de facto legitimacy for its nuclear arsenal was boosted by a nuclear co-operation deal with the United States four years ago. Noting India's disregard ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Action needed to take the heat out of nuclear crises

    Posted May 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by striking a deal in which the nuclear programme is scrapped in return for economic aid and security guarantees. But it may have decided the best way ahead is to develop the weapons that would make ... International efforts to reduce the grave risk posed to the world by nuclear weapons have, regrettably, suffered setbacks in recent weeks. Signatories to the 35-year-old nuclear ...

  6. New nuclear reality triggers anxiety

    Posted Apr 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Brad Glosserman

    ... Brad Glosserman Nuclear strategy has become a core concern in the US-Japan alliance. North Korea is the immediate trigger for Japanese anxiety, but similar uncertainties lie just beneath ... that alliances have the foundation- the common world view- that will allow them to survive and thrive in a new strategic environment. Japan has long nestled under the US nuclear umbrella. Throughout ...

  7. Potential is there for a solution in North Korea

    Posted Jan 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the country's key nuclear site offers the first chance since then to know whether Mr Kim's claims are plausible. Seen in the most generous light, it would also signal his interest in striking ... In July, North Korea announced that it had reprocessed 8,000 spent nuclear fuel rods and was on its way to making nuclear weapons. The claim was part of a pattern that repeated itself ...

  8. Sub visit shows how far Sino-US ties have to go

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode greg.torode@scmp.com If the visit of nuclear-powered submarine USS Hampton to Hong Kong this week symbolises the thaw in Sino-US military ties, it also shows just how far the fledgling relationship still has to go. The Hampton, flanked by a specialised support ship, the USS Frank Cable, is the first US nuclear sub to stop in the city in three years, but no local ...

  9. Words that must be followed by action

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Korea's breaking of past promises. In 1991, it signed a deal with the South to keep the Korean Peninsula nuclear-free and three years later, to end a strikingly similar standoff to the present one ... North Korea's agreement yesterday to stop making nuclear weapons and allow inspections has lifted a cloud of fear and insecurity over Northeast Asia. Where for almost three years ...

  10. The rubble's gone, but as people strive for revival...... trouble's far from over

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dai-Ichi nuclear plant means these towns and villages are devoid of people and work has yet to begin on clearing the debris. Tokyo estimates that it will take 40 years to cleanse this vast area ... I grow leeks. That is what I can contribute An elderly farmer who was giving out leeks to passers-by with his wife in Kessenuma. He declined to be identified. How a nuclear nightmare unfolded Mar ...




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