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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 ...
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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 ...