Questions tagged [proliferation]

questions about the rapid production and spread of weapons. In the political context, this may refer to nuclear weapons, chemical weapons, small arms proliferation and efforts to curb the spread of those weapons (counter-proliferation).

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What effects can the nuclear attack on a non-nuclear country have on the deterrence and nonproliferation?

The media occasionally mentions the possibility of the Russian Federation using a tactical nuclear bomb in Ukraine. The last and only case like that was back in August 1945, and after the Soviet Union ...
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What are the implications of the poisoning of Alexey Navalny with respect to the proliferation and use of banned chemical weapons?

On November 28th 2019, as a consequence of the poisoning of Sergei Skripal in the United Kingdom, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) updated its Chemical Weapons ...
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Has Iran threatened to leave the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty before?

News is that Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said on Monday that Tehran would withdraw from the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if Europeans continued with what he called “their improper ...
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Can North Korea open source its atomic bomb and missile technology? [closed]

Can North Korea open source its atomic bomb and missile technology (put all schematic and methods how build on internet or print books)? This is one way keep its technology by give technology to every ...
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What is the point in keeping China out of MTCR?

What is the point in keeping China out of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) if the regime's aim is to control the technology?
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Why do countries typically build their own nuclear weapons rather than buy them?

Most countries with nuclear weapons seem to have built them themselves, possibly with help in the process from other countries, rather than buying a ready-made nuclear weapon off-the-shelf. ...
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What benefits are there for a nation to sign the NPT?

Signing the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons definitely has restrictions. But does it have benefits (in action, not on paper)? Iran has signed the treaty, and is under pressure, ...
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Why isn't there Israel nuclear talk? [closed]

Iran is suspected of building nuclear weapons, then world powers hold Iran nuclear talks in order to prevent them from obtaining nuclear weapons. Meanwhile Israel most likely already has nuclear ...
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Why is nobody worried about Pakistan's nuclear program?

I'm asking about what seems to me to be a double standard in the level of concern, in the media and among world leaders, regarding the nuclear capability of two states in the Greater Middle East. The ...
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Risks from proliferation of Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles (drones)

When the U.S. gave missiles to the Afghan Mujahidins during the Soviet war in Afghanistan it arguably came back to haunt the United States. In relation to the current drone strikes it seems to me that ...
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Is there any objective reason why some states can have nuclear weapons but others can't?

Many countries around the world suspect that Iran is attempting to build a nuclear weapon. Regardless of whether this is true or not, is there any objective reason why the US, UK, France, and others ...
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