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  1. First strike

    Posted Aug 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I think the perfect way to end the nuclear stand-off is for the US and its allies to invade North Korea and change the regime before it deploys nuclear weapons. North Korea has already developed nuclear weapons, thanks to US stupidity for wasting time on Iraq. But although North Korea has nuclear weapons there is still time for the US plus South Korea and Japan to strike before ...

  2. Nuclear frisson

    Posted Apr 28th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... warheads to 1,550. Washington also unveiled a new policy in its quadrennial Nuclear Posture Review, in which it pledged not to conduct nuclear strikes against non-nuclear states even ... Frank Ching The world should feel a little safer this month, after the nuclear security summit called by US President Barack Obama in Washington, which was attended by representatives from ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Don't repeat the folly of Iraq's war in Iran

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Western nations are increasing the heat on Iran over its nuclear programme. They are threatening tougher sanctions if it does not take up the offer of talks. American and Israeli officials have gone a step further, hinting that military strikes are not out of the question. Given the lesson of Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction, now is the time for caution, ...

  5. US to usher in era of hi-tech co-operation with India

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... and Israel had begun secretly co-operating in the nuclear field, a charge vehemently denied by New Delhi. Islamabad's ultimate nightmare is a pre-emptive strike on its nuclear capabilities, ... A renewed commitment to non-proliferation is likely in return for nuclear secrets A new era of hi-tech co-operation between India and the United States is likely to be ushered in when ...

  6. Put disarmament back on the agenda

    Posted Jun 11th 2008, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... how close a call it was. If US president John F. Kennedy hadn't surrounded himself with very level-headed people, like defence secretary Robert McNamara, there could have been a nuclear ... to the Russians again about reducing their massive inventories. If the nuclear arms debate were ruled by reason, rather than chest-puffing machismo disguised as national security, then the two nuclear ...

  7. WikiLeaks reveals secret 'star wars' with US

    Posted Feb 05th 2011, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... the US launched a test strike to destroy a malfunctioning American satellite. The Foreign Ministry in Beijing was alerted before the test, said another document. It said the US test was aimed ...

  8. Poles apart

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... might be the target of a pre-emptive nuclear strike. 'If the US fundamentally changes its hostile policy towards North Korea, we could also give up our nuclear deterrent.' ... Frank Ching The second round of six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear programme opens in Beijing tomorrow, another sign of China's willingness to play the role ...

  9. 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, ...

  10. Why Beijing bothers with North Korea

    Posted Oct 01st 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson North Korea warned recently that if the United States attacked with nuclear weapons, it would respond by firing ballistic missiles at US military bases in Japan, turning the country 'into a nuclear sea of fire'. This week Pynongyang repeated claims that it has turned plutonium reprocessed from 8,000 spent reactor fuel rods into weapons. Of course, ...




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