About: nuclear weapons

Russian nuclear-capable bomber aircraft fly to Venezuela, angering US

Two Russian strategic bomber aircraft capable of carrying nuclear weapons have landed in ally Venezuela, a show of support for Venezuela’s socialist government that has infuriated Washington.

Save US-Russia nuclear treaty, EU urges

EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini on Wednesday (5 December) urged Russia and the US to save a Cold War arms control treaty after Washington issued a 60-day ultimatum to Moscow.

US gives Russia 60 days to comply with nuclear treaty

The United States delivered Russia a 60-day ultimatum on Tuesday (4 December) to come clean about what Washington says is a violation of a arms control treaty that keeps missiles out of Europe, saying only Moscow could save the pact.

EU welcomes North Korean move on nuclear tests, urges denuclearisation

The European Union's foreign affairs chief said on Saturday (21 April) that North Korea's announcement to stop nuclear tests was a positive step and called for an "irreversible denuclearisation" of the Asian country.
Politics 14-09-2017

Russia’s Zapad war games unnerve West

From planes, radars and ships in the Baltics, NATO officials say they are watching Russia's biggest war games since 2013 with "calm and confidence", but many are unnerved about what they see as Moscow testing its ability to wage war against the West.
Defence policy 04-09-2017

Germany, France, Italy seek tougher EU sanctions on North Korea

Germany, Italy and France on Sunday (3 September) urged tougher EU sanctions against North Korea, after Pyongyang "reached a new dimension of provocation" with its latest nuclear test.
Global Europe 11-04-2017

What a US president wants and what he must do are two different things

Donald Trump may want the United States to be less involved in the world but the reality is that the US is deeply involved, writes George Friedman.
Defence policy 24-02-2017

Trump suddenly likes the EU?

Donald Trump expressed support for the European Union on Thursday (23 February), which is surprising against the background previous remarks.
Global Europe 12-01-2017

Trump on collision course with China over artificial islands

US President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state set a course for a potentially serious confrontation with Beijing yesterday (11 January), saying China should be denied access to islands it has built in the contested South China Sea.
Security 18-11-2016

EU defence in an age of uncertainty and crisis

The refugee crisis, the election of Donald Trump, the UK’s Brexit vote and the ever-present threat of terrorism, mean current conditions seem right for EU governments to take steps toward deeper military coordination or even integration, writes Richard Maher.
Armenia 10-05-2016

Former Armenian PM says his country has nuclear weapons

Hrant Bagratyan, a former prime minister of Armenia, has claimed that his country has nuclear weaponry. The statement raises concern, as Armenia is technically at war with Azerbaijan, over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Global Europe 10-03-2016

Pakistan invests in nuclear weapons instead of its citizens

The EU should use its diplomatic strength to encourage Pakistan to halt its nuclear build-up, for the good of its own citizens and the peace and stability of the region, writes Barbara Matera.

EU leaders silent on growing risk of an ISIS chemical attack

Plans to address the risk of a terrorist attack with non-conventional weapons are not part of the EU summit on 17-18 December, despite the growing risk of a such an attack by ISIS on European soil, according to analysts and EU institutions.
Energy 02-09-2015

New partnerships will be required to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons

As nuclear power begins to take off in the developing world, the UN’s uranium bank in Kazakhstan will play an increasingly important role in preventing the spread of enrichment technology and ensuring security, writes Almaz Khamzayev.
Global Europe 21-08-2015

EU worried by ‘provocations’ on Korean border

The EU said today (21 August) it was worried by worsening friction between North and South Korea and called for efforts to avoid "provocations" after the two sides swapped artillery fire.
Trade & Society 13-07-2015

Don’t discount civil society in Iran deal

The people of Iran and the West are growing tired of political enmity. The time to build bridges is now, writes John Robert Kelley.
Global Europe 19-12-2014

Iran at its worst under the ‘moderate’ Rouhani

Today the Iranian people are facing one of the worst violations of human rights in contemporary times. Over 1200 executions in the past 15 months of Rouhani’s presidency, Government organized acid attacks against women for “mal-veiling” and the brutal hanging of 26-year-old girl Reyhaneh Jabbari, are terrible events that have shocked the world. 

EU prepared to tighten sanctions on Iran

The European Union expects to reach a decision by the end of January on expanding sanctions against Iran, an EU spokesman said amid new threats from Iran to test-fire long-range missiles.
Global Europe 31-08-2011

A nuclear fuel bank to secure peaceful atomic energy

Kazakhstan is ready to play a key role in global security by hosting an international nuclear fuel bank under the auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency, writes Kanat Saudabayev, the country's secretary of state, in an exclusive commentary for EURACTIV.
Global Europe 14-04-2010

Obama says world safer after ‘nuclear summit’

President Barack Obama's nuclear security summit, which ended yesterday (13 April), took a step toward lowering the risk of a terrorist group getting an atomic weapon, but real progress depends on countries keeping the promises they made.
Enlargement 17-11-2009

Rapprochement between Ankara, Teheran worries Brussels

Policymakers and influential media warned that Turkey's developing ties with Iran could be counterproductive to the EU's efforts to convince Teheran that it should abandon its nuclear weapons programme.

EU, US scientists ink deal on nuclear arms monitoring

Scientists in Europe and the US have agreed to join forces to beef up research into nuclear forensics. The move will see closer cooperation on technologies used to monitor nuclear weapons in a bid to cut nuclear proliferation.
Global Europe 28-09-2009

Iran provokes West with long-range missile launch

Iran today (28 September) test-fired a missile capable of hitting Israel, just days before a crucial United Nations meeting in Geneva at which the five members of the world's 'nuclear club' and Germany are expected to discuss the Islamic Republic's nuclear programme.
Global Europe 25-09-2009

Obama leads push for nuclear weapon-free world

The UN Security Council, at a summit chaired by US President Barack Obama, unanimously approved a resolution yesterday (24 September) that envisaged a world without nuclear weapons.