Search: China,Nuclear weapons (15 materials)


A Glimpse at China’s Nuclear Build-Up

... investing in innovative research on civilian thorium nuclear facilities to become a leader in civilian nuclear, while it is reportedly not investing as much in the military nuclear sector. This article explores the latest developments concerning “Made in Chinanuclear weapons to explain why China’s armed forces are rather sluggish to increase the number of warheads due to the parallel development of other components of the military (e.g. nuclear submarines). A brief history of Chinese nuclear weapons China’s ...


Will the Six-Party Diplomatic Project Help Denuclearize the Korean Peninsula?

... thus control and weaken North Korea (bearing in mind the importance of keeping a tight military presence on the borders with China), while Pyongyang was putting the feelers out to see what concessions it may be able to obtain in the future. The Six-Party ... ... important here, as it shows tacit recognition of the fact that there is no need to try and force North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons – controlling such weapons and prevent the growth of the nuclear threat are far more manageable tasks. However,...


Hypersonic Weapons and Arms Control

... technology is the most sophisticated one, with main challenges related to fuels and materials required for propulsion at hypersonic speeds. Who are the players? Currently the most active and diverse hypersonic weapons related programs are ongoing in Russia, China and the United States. These three countries are pursuing the whole range of technologies and capabilities with tactical and strategic missions, have the best expertise, testing facilities and domestic production for most components. France, India,...


Richard Weitz: Even If New START Is Extended, Strategic Arms Control Will Die Unless China Is Involved in New Treaties

... Getting China involved in nuclear arms limitations is difficult. China, of course, has always been involved in the more extensive nuclear negotiations in recent decades: it has joined the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Unlike the U.S. and Russia, China has a No First Use (NFU) doctrine, saying the PLA will never use nuclear weapons first. Chinese officials say that they are uninterested in joining Russian-US agreements like INF and New START since they have fewer nuclear weapons than Russia or the U.S. They also claim, not very credibly, that their weapons do not ...


Strategic Instability in the Era of Information and Communication Technologies: Crisis or the New Norm?

... strategic relations between Russia and the United States, as well as by the appearance of a new global centre of power, namely China, which is not involved in the nuclear disarmament process. The gradual erosion of the strategic arms limitation and reduction ... ... limitation of nuclear arms are being held. Nuclear missile multipolarity , which consists in a growing number of states possessing nuclear weapons and the increasing probability of their proliferation. The trend towards doctrinal changes among nuclear powers ...


A New Era of Arms Control: Myths, Realities and Options

... subsequently reductions on nuclear weapons after thirty years of such steps being taken overwhelmingly by Russia and the United States. For instance, it’s frequently suggested that the three other nuclear signatories of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)—the U.K., France, and China—be included in the process first, followed by the four non-signatories: Israel, India, Pakistan, and North Korea. This would have a positive political impact on the nuclear non-proliferation regime, especially given the fact that the five NPT ...


U.S. Withdrawal From the INF Treaty and the End of the Bilateral Era

... criticizing the INF Treaty, Trump administration officials have focused more on the fact that the treaty imposes no limitations on China’s nuclear forces. Second, traditional, legally-binding agreements that are subject to ratification—which have long constituted ... ... out. Not only is it difficult and perhaps even impossible to ratify any national agreement today, especially with regards to nuclear weapons, the ongoing U.S.-Russia confrontation further complicates this process. Under such strained conditions, whether ...


Pyongyang is Starts and Wins. What Can the Losers Do?

... as obvious. Such channels could be set up in the form of a “crisis management centre” involving North Korea, South Korea, China, the United States, Japan and Russia. Third, the international community is within its rights to demand a guarantee from ... ... Accordingly, it is necessary to step up international cooperation in this area. As far as we can tell, the proliferation of nuclear weapons and missile technologies is not national idea or strategic goal of North Korea. Rather, it pursues mercantile ...


North Korea, Iran, and Prospects for Nuclear-Weapon-Free World. RIAC Hosts a Webinar on Nuclear Non-Proliferation

... capable of launching the missile for a long distance. In fact, as of today, it is not completely clear what is really happening in the DPRK, as well as in the PRC. Ilya Kravchenko expressed doubts about the effectiveness of the tripartite dialogue on nuclear weapons both among the DPRK, China, and the U.S., and among the DPRK, PRC, and Russia. All the states are now arguing about testifies in favor of the fact that non-proliferation does not really work. It's easy to talk about non-proliferation at forums and summits, but when it comes ...


RIAC Webinar “Russia, USA and China and the prospects of “global zero”

... Nobel Committee announced that it was awarding the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize to ICAN – the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. The choice was largely symbolic as with the escalation of the North Korean crisis the threat of the use of the nuclear weapons becomes real for the first time in many years. Although there is general consensus between Russia, China and the US on the need to contain nuclear ambitions of Pyongyang, diverse differences between the three countries impedes them from efficient cooperation on the issue. How non-proliferation regime can be strengthened in the new international conditions?...


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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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