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At the edge of a new nuclear arms race

Context: In mid-April, a report issued by the United States State Department on “Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments (Compliance Report)” raised concerns that China might be conducting nuclear tests with low yields at its Lop Nur test site, in violation of its Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) undertakings. The U.S. report also claims that Russia has conducted nuclear weapons experiments that p

Nuclear Arm Race-Compliance Report and Nuclear treaties  

Nuclear Arm Race-Compliance Report and Nuclear treaties   Part of: GS-II- International treaties (PT-MAINS-PERSONALITY TEST) In News: 2020 Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Compliance ReportThe Trump Administration just released its “Executive Summary of Findings on Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments,” also known as the Compliance Report. As directed by Congress, the

Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty and USA

Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty and the USA Part of: GS-II- Nuclear disarmament (PT-MAINS-PERSONALITY TEST) U.S. President Donald Trump declared that the U.S. is quitting the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, a bilateral agreement with Russia signed in 1987. The decision was not unexpected since the U.S. has long maintained that Russia has been violating the treaty and Mr Trump has been critical of arms control agreements becaus

USA extends the New START nuclear treaty with Russia

USA extends the New START nuclear treaty with Russia U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration extended the New START nuclear treaty with Russia by five years, saying it hoped to prevent an arms race despite rising tensions with Moscow. “President Biden pledged to keep the American people safe from nuclear threats by restoring U.S. leadership on arms control and nonproliferation,” Mr Blinken said in a statement. “The United States is committed to effective arms

Iran to enrich Uranium to 60%, the highest ever

Iran to enrich Uranium to 60%, the highest ever What is JCPOA? About Iran nuclear deal? Iran agreed to rein in its nuclear programme in a 2015 deal struck with the US, UK, Russia, China, France and Germany. Under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) Tehran agreed to significantly cut its stores of centrifuges, enriched uranium and heavy water, all key components for nuclear weapons. The JCPOA established the Joint Commission,&nb

Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA): Iran Nuclear Deal

Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA): Iran Nuclear Deal What is JCPOA? About Iran nuclear deal? Iran agreed to rein in its nuclear programme in a 2015 deal struck with the US, UK, Russia, China, France and Germany. Under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) Tehran agreed to significantly cut its stores of centrifuges, enriched uranium and heavy water, all key components for nuclear weapons. The JCPOA established the Joint

Nuclear Arm Race-Compliance Report and Nuclear treaties  

Nuclear Arm Race-Compliance Report and Nuclear treaties Nuclear Treaties With the voluntarily increasing of Nuclear Weapons in the world, the threat and the irreparable damage of their use brought the consideration of world leaders into it. The leaders of the world have come forward to bring various treaties to curb its proliferation and future use. The IAEA promotes adherence to and implementation of the International legal instruments on Nuclear Safety adopted under its auspices. This in

North Korea may have resumed Nuclear reactor: IAEA

North Korea may have resumed Nuclear reactor: IAEA Nuclear-armed North Korea appears to have restarted its plutonium-producing reprocessing reactor in a “deeply troubling” development, the UN atomic agency has said, a possible sign Pyongyang is expanding its banned weapons programme. The development on the 5-megawatt reactor in Yongbyon — North Korea’s main nuclear complex — comes with nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington at a standstill. North K

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