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Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

A new nuclear order is upon us

North Korea's launch of a long-range missile last month was followed by a flurry of global condemnation that was almost comical in its predictability and impotence.

Monday, 14 January, 2013, 3:31am

Love and hate: India's contrary views of the US

At the heart of India's furore over the proposed nuclear deal with the United States lies a complex that is more psychological than political.

28 Aug 2007 - 12:00am


URA promises only benefit developers

In his letter, 'Canyon-effect claim is unfounded' (April 19), Paul S. W. Leung of the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) says it will implement measures to ensure good ventilation at the Peel Street/Graham Street project and more than 1,000 square metres of public open space will be provided.

26 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Closer to midnight

When the devastation of the atomic bombs dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 60 years ago became apparent, two opinions formed - such weapons should never be used again and more were needed.

A tug of war has since ensued, with nuclear-weapons advocates making the most gains but groups pushing for their elimination at times making significant inroads.

7 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Washington must play fair on nuclear policy

If there was any doubt that the Bush administration applies one set of rules to enemies and another to friends, it should be laid to rest following Monday's announcement that the United States has agreed to share its nuclear technology with India.

20 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

How to save the world

On Monday, representatives from 188 nations gathered in New York for a month-long review conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Since it went into effect in 1970, the NPT has been a powerful testament to how deeply an accord can shape the world.

4 May 2005 - 12:00am


Recognised nuclear weapon states*

China: About 300 strategic warheads

France: Fewer than 500 warheads

Russia: 6,094 deployed warheads

Britain: Fewer than 200 warheads

United States: 7,295 deployed warheads

*Arms Control Association 2001 figures

Unrecognised nuclear weapon states**

11 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Are nuclear weapons the ultimate bargaining chip? Yes. Just ask North Korea

Some thoughtful people are scratching their heads about the standoff over North Korea's clandestine nuclear weapons development programme. They point out that by the early 1990s, it was believed Pyongyang already had one or two nuclear warheads.

9 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

US preaches hypocrisy over nuclear power

Much has been said and written regarding the nuclear tests conducted by India and Pakistan.

It is very easy for countries to pass judgment on India and Pakistan and condemn their acts as being detrimental to world peace.

8 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

The first leg of an arms agreement

Military veteran and academic John Endicott had his hands full when he first laid out his plans for an East Asian nuclear-free zone to the Chinese.

The professor at Georgia Institute of Technology had just finished explaining to officials his initiative for banning all nuclear weapons within a 1,200-mile (1,930-kilometre) radius of the Korean peninsula.

27 Feb 1997 - 12:00am