Nuclear Weapons
India  /  Published 16.08.19

No-first-use not cast in stone, says Rajnath Singh

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the future of India’s “no-first-use” (NFU) policy on nuclear weapons would depend on circumstances, injecting a degree of ambiguity into a core nati...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 15.11.19

The nuclear cloud hanging over us

With the recent administrative changes in Jammu and Kashmir, Indo-Pak hyphenation has come back to haunt India’s aspirations to break out of that narrow mould and be perceived as an independent play...
By Prakash Menon in

World  /  Published 21.01.20

$3 million to anyone who kills Trump: Iran MP

An Iranian lawmaker offered a $3 million reward to anyone who killed U.S. President Donald Trump and said Iran could avoid threats if it had nuclear arms, ISNA news agency reported on Tuesday amid Teh...
By AP in Dubai

Opinion  /  Published 31.05.19

Climate change: the voices on the margins

One of the most extraordinary dramas of protests is the political explosion of the margins. The margins — whether indigenous tribes, subsistence farmers or migrants — have held some of the most cr...
By Shiv Visvanathan in

World  /  Published 03.11.18

N. Korea threatens to resume nuke development over sanctions

North Korea has warned it could revive a state policy aimed at strengthening its nuclear arsenal if the United States does not lift economic sanctions against the country.The statement released by the...
By AP in Seoul

Opinion  /  Published 22.08.19

Sacrificing global standing for domestic gain

Politics is often the fine art of posturing. There is reason to believe that the Union defence minister’s teasing statement that India’s no first use doctrine, one of the foundational pillars of t...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 16.08.19

Rajnath Singh's nuclear tweet suprises few experts

Defence minister Rajnath Singh’s tweet hinting India could in future abandon its no-first-use doctrine on nuclear weapons is in line with what others have argued but not a policy change yet, experts...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

World  /  Published 02.10.18

N. Korea could have 20-60 nuclear weapons: Seoul

A top South Korean official told lawmakers that North Korea is estimated to have up to 60 nuclear weapons, in Seoul's first public comment about the size of the North's secrecy-clouded weapons arsenal...
By AP in Seoul

World  /  Published 29.12.19

North Korea meeting ahead of US deadline

North Korea said on Sunday that a meeting of top party officials was in session, as analysts in the South and the US watched closely for signs of a major policy shift before a self-imposed December 31...
By Choe Sang-Hun/NYTNS in Seoul

World  /  Published 01.01.19

Kim's speech: Focus on economy, but nukes aren't going anywhere

Looking almost banker-like in a business suit and sitting in an upholstered leather armchair, Kim Jong Un gave his annual televised New Year's address on Tuesday.The North Korean leader's big curtain-...
By AP in Tokyo


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