China began a nuclear weapons program in the 1950s with significant help from the Soviet Union, which contributed advisors and technical equipment. When Sino-Soviet relations cooled at the end of that decade, China moved forward on its own and successfully tested its first nuclear weapon in October 1964. China is the last of the five nuclear weapon […]
Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell wrote an op-ed in The National Interest explaining the need for talks between the United States and North Korea to resume immediately, even during Covid-19. As has been noted for many months, the Trump Administration’s comically over-produced and substantively underwhelming attempts at nuclear diplomacy with North Korea have yielded no […]
Gregory Koblentz, member of the Scientists Working Group on Chemical and Biological Security, co-authored a piece in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on Myanmar’s chemical weapons past. In November 2012, US President Barack Obama arrived at Aung San Suu Kyi’s mansion, the place where the iconic democracy activist had spent much of the last […]
There are nine nuclear-armed countries worldwide with about 14,000 nuclear weapons between them. The United States and Russia together have more than 90 percent of those weapons.
The Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) is an intergovernmental organization whose members implement voluntary export controls on missiles capable of delivering nuclear, chemical or biological weapons, as well as related technology. As of February 2017, 35 nations are members of the MTCR. Objective The MTCR was founded in 1987 by Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United […]