Saturday, 25 June, 2022
TopicNuclear war

Topic: Nuclear war

Kim Jong Un appears to lower his guardrails for a nuclear strike

North Korean leader signaled a looser policy toward his possible use of atomic weapons at a military parade in Pyongyang aired on state television Tuesday.

Ukraine invasion to World War III — Putin’s nuclear signalling sets a dangerous precedent

Russia’s nuclear signalling started early in its conflict with Ukraine and was meant to avoid a conflict with the West. But it has implications beyond that.

What past nuclear crises say about risks of current Russian rhetoric in Ukraine conflict

For Ukraine and the world, the hope must be that nuclear weapons deter war, and Putin has only 'escalated to de-escalate'.

P5 statement on nuclear disarmament is solemn but not credible. Previous treaties are proof

If the P5 truly believes in ‘preventing nuclear war’, their rejection of the UN's principle of the non-use of nuclear weapons is difficult to understand.

What is the ‘nuke ban treaty’ & why India, other nuclear powers haven’t signed it

Treaty was ratified by 50 countries and came into force this 22 January. It prohibits testing, producing or acquiring nuclear weapons. None of the 9 nuclear states have signed it.

Stigmatise and shame nations that keep nukes if treaties are futile in banning them

Stigma could, in time, turn domestic opinion in China, sway public attitudes in Russia, India & elsewhere, or even bring the U.S. back to the arms-control negotiating table.

NPT turns 50. The first half it lived a lie, the second half it saw its own demise

The Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty was meant to prevent a world catastrophe. Fifty years on, it has done nothing to avert arsenal building.

The risk of nuclear proliferation (and war) is growing

Game theory shows the world is today in greater danger of nuclear war than at any time since the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Pakistan’s moderates threatening nuclear war over Kashmir is a sign it’s losing the argument

Former Pakistani ambassador Ashraf Qazi said Pakistan should retaliate against India with nukes. Perhaps, that threat is only way Pakistan can stay relevant.

New study predicts impact of India-Pakistan nuclear war — over 100 million dead

Research shows an India-Pakistan nuclear war would reduce amount of sunlight reaching Earth, leading to decline in vegetation growth and ocean productivity.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aaditya Thackeray | Photo: ANI

Not Shinde vs Uddhav, Shiv Sena has an identity crisis. Choose Hindutva or get a makeover

In the see-saw game between the Shinde faction and the Uddhav group, no guess is a good guess. The big question for Shiv Sena is about its ideology.
Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai | Bloomberg File Photo

Three charts show trouble for Indian stocks and why its unlikely to end anytime soon

The S&P BSE Sensex Index has fallen more than 15% from its October high, nearing the 20% loss that denotes a bear market.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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