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SIPRI: Nuclear arms decline amid modernization efforts

A new report by SIPRI says the pace of nuclear arms reduction has slowed, in part due to efforts to modernize delivery systems, such as missiles. The …

North Korea

China ships troops to Djibouti to set up first overseas base

China has dispatched personnel from the People's Liberation Army to Djibouti to staff its first military base abroad. Several countries have …


China Can Blast Almost Every U.S. Warship Docked in Japan With Ballistic Missiles

While U.S. defense strategists have been focused on China’s so-called “carrier-killer” ballistic missile, as well as Beijing’s aircraft carriers, a …


3 things from the book '1984' that seem especially chilling today

Even the literary critic Irving Howe, a longtime supporter of Orwell, had thought it possible that <i>1984</i> would have "little more than 'historic interest" for future generations.<p>Yet instead of fading away, Orwell has enjoyed a new surge of global popularity. The passing of the historical context of …


10 maps that explain Russia's strategy

In fact, they are the first place to start thinking about a country's strategy, which can reveal factors that are otherwise not obvious.<p>The 10 maps below show Russia's difficult position since the Soviet Union collapsed and explain Putin's long-term intentions in Europe.<p><i>This article was originally</i> …


New analysis shows North Korea's ICBM is basically useless

North Korea shocked the world by launching an intercontinental ballistic missile on July 4. But according to an analysis by Breaking Defense, it's basically useless.<p>While the missile demonstrated sufficient range to be considered an ICBM, Ralph Savelsberg and James Kiessling, the authors of the …

North Korea

China and India are edging closer to a war in Asia that neither can back down from

Both Beijing and New Delhi see the conflict as a shoving match for dominance in the Himalayas, an age-old struggle between the two states that most recently went hot in 1962, before either state had perfected nuclear bombs.<p>But now a Chinese construction project aiming to build a road that can …


Russia warns US its fighter jets are now potential target in Syria

US shooting down of Syrian jet seen as ‘act of aggression’ by Russia, which will track coalition warplanes west of the Euphrates<p>The threat of direct Russian-American confrontation in Syria escalated on Monday after Moscow said it would treat any plane from the US-led coalition flying west of the …

Middle East