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Mapping Faultlines: 76 years after Hiroshima, nuclear threat still looms large

76 years after Hiroshima, humanity still faces the threat of nuclear annihilation. Treaties which reduced the threat have expired mainly due to the the intransigence of the US. Prabir Purkayastha looks at these issues

Hopes rise of extension of New START arms control treaty as Russia offers to freeze arsenal

Russia on Tuesday offered to freeze its current arsenal, and proposed an extension of the treaty by one year. The treaty signed in 2010 capped the number of nuclear warheads by the two countries and its deployment

75 years after first nuclear explosion, apocalypse still looms

Today is the 75th anniversary of the first nuclear test, the Trinity test which was the culmination of the Manhattan project.

The end of the INF treaty is a blow to global disarmament The end of the INF treaty is a blow to global disarmament

On August 2, the withdrawal of the US from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty was formalized. The treaty signed in 1987 had led to the destruction of over 2,600 missiles by the US and Russia

Trump’s Nuclear Doctrine: I Have the Biggest Stick, Submit or be Nuked

There is urgent need for a dormant global peace movement to revive. For, it is not just Russia or China which are at risk, but the whole of humanity

The post-Cold War era barely lasted 1,144 Days

The withdrawal of the US from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Force (INF) Treaty, which had provided a key underpinning to the negotiated end to the Cold War, marks the beginning of a new phase in global politics

US withdrawal from INF treaty marks a dangerous move towards nuclear escalation

The US has cited Russian violations of the treaty as the reason for their withdrawal. This is despite Russia offering to open up its weapons systems for US inspection. The treaty requires a six-month notice period following which the country no longer has to abide by the treaty

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