Russia will revoke ratification of nuclear test ban treaty, envoy says

A senior Russian diplomat has said that Moscow will revoke its ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), in a move Washington denounced as jeopardising the “global norm” against nuclear test blasts. Mikhail Ulyanov, the Russian representative to the international nuclear agencies in Vienna, was speaking after Vladimir Putin suggested Moscow might resuming… Continue reading Russia will revoke ratification of nuclear test ban treaty, envoy says

North Korea launches new ‘tactical nuclear attack submarine’

North Korea has launched its first “tactical nuclear attack submarine”, state media reported, although the South Korean military said the vessel might not be operational. The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, presided over the unveiling ceremony on Wednesday, saying the sub was part of a “push forward with the nuclear weaponisation of the navy”, according to… Continue reading North Korea launches new ‘tactical nuclear attack submarine’

Chinese Nuclear Submarine Presence in the South China Sea Taxes American Defense

A Pentagon report claims that for the first time China is keeping at least one nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarine permanently at sea. The very claim is enough to increase worry for the Western allies as they try to counter Chinese military might in the Indo-Pacific, and specifically, the South China Sea. A Western defense assessment… Continue reading Chinese Nuclear Submarine Presence in the South China Sea Taxes American Defense