Mystery Group Claims Iran Nuclear Site Attack Amid String of Incidents

The incident at Natanz follows two other disruptive events to hit Iran in less than a week. A violent explosion at the Sina At’har health center in northern Tehran killed at least 19 people, first responders said. Last Friday, a massive fireball illuminated the night skies of Tehran after what authorities said was a gas […]

On the 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima, Here’s Where the World Stands With Nuclear Weapons

Seventy-five years ago on Thursday, the U.S. became the first—and to this day the only—nation in the world to use a nuclear weapon against a foreign adversary when it dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. Decades later, analysts warn that the world must do more to ensure that a nuclear weapon is never used […]

Japan hit by second powerful earthquake

NHK TV showed stones that had tumbled from the walls of the historic Kumamoto Castle and a smashed wooden structures in the complex. At the Ark hotel, east of the castle, hotel guests woke up to strong shaking and a warning siren. Hotel staff told guests, including tourists and journalists covering the quake, to evacuate […]

Why Former Israeli Intel Chief Calls on Trump Not to Quit Nuclear Deal with Iran

Ultimately, they say, “any decision by Trump to decertify the deal should be used by the US Congress and the West to raise pressure on Iran for a later battle, but not to leave the deal now and free Iran to go nuclear while blaming the US.”

Kim Jong-un ‘in coma’ with North Korea passing power to sister, diplomat claims

“It’s probably better to have Kim Jong-un ruling, which is horrible to say but it appears that the economy is better under him than it has been, or at least as good as it’s ever been under any of the Kims,” he said.

Analysis: China’s rise takes the world into uncharted waters

Japan formally surrendered 75 years ago this week on board the USS Missouri, its empire-building ambitions in tatters after U.S. atomic bombs leveled two cities, ushering in the nuclear age. Chinese leaders marked the anniversary Thursday in a brief and solemn ceremony at a memorial hall that remembers those who fought the Japanese.

Elusive Nuclear Reactor Radiation Will Help to Ensure Nuclear Power Plant Safety

By improving the neutrino control method, scientists from NRNU MEPhI are working on a fundamentally new type of two-phase emission detectors based on the effect of coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering (CEvNS) on heavy atomic nuclei. Predicted by Soviet scientists more than 40 years ago, this phenomenon was discovered in an acceleration experiment only in 2017.

Trump “optimistic” North Korea will give up nuclear weapons

The problem with North Korea is not talking or reaching agreements, but rather it is North Korea’s history of breaking those deals and advancing its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs. As such, the U.S. and South Korea said Tuesday the prospect of talks with the North will stop joint military exercises due to begin […]

Iran’s Foreign Minister Zarif Blasts US Approach to Nuclear Missiles as ‘Breathtaking Hypocrisy’

Meanwhile, Washington strongly opposed the development of Iran’s nuclear programme, accusing the country of violating the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) that was signed in July 2015 by Iran, China, Russia, United States, France, Germany, the EU, and the United Kingdom. Under the deal, Iran agreed to cut its stockpile of low-enriched uranium and completely eliminate […]

China’s worrisome edge toward a ‘launch-on-warning’ nuclear posture

What should U.S. leaders do about China’s shift of stance? Well, there’s only so much they can do. Keeping the U.S. deterrent strong is an obvious step. Navy leaders are not wrong to stress the importance of building Columbia-class SSBNs. A measure of empathy with Beijing also would be helpful. For example, eliminating ambiguity from […]