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Responding to North Korea's Fourth Nuclear Test

Tonight’s PBS Newshour covered North Korea’s fourth nuclear test that occurred earlier today. Wendy Sherman, former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs and advisor to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, called for further sanctions “to ensure that we not allow North Korea to blackmail the international community, but that we take resolute action to tell them, this is not acceptable.” The only problem with her call to action is that it is more of the same that has gotten us nowhere good over the last thirteen years. 625 more words

RT: Russia-US nuclear material security cooperation discontinued

Published time: January 20, 2015 11:13
Edited time: January 20, 2015 11:49

Reuters / Sergei Karpukhin

Moscow and Washington have officially ceased 20 years of co-operation over securing storage of nuclear material in Russia, US media reports. 703 more words


War by media and the triumph of propaganda, by John Pilger

There is so much news right now, and most of it isn’t worthy of more than a quick read of the headline. If you were to ask me what I think is of value today, I would suggest you read this article and  2,640 more words


More "Strategic Insanity"?

Several of my past posts have mentioned a March 2013 article in which the highly respected Russian international relations expert Fyodor Lukyanov explained why his government is convinced that the US is engaged in “strategic insanity.”* While… 374 more words

Satellite images suggest North Korea restarted small nuclear reactor, U.S. institute says

English: Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center, North Korea – Fuel fabrication facility. Siegfried Hecker examining machining lathes removed from machine shop. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) 639 more words


Ways the Federal Government is wasting your money #2

Russian nuclear scientists: $15 million

A Cold War-era program called the Initiative for Proliferation Prevention has, in many years, been appropriating far more money than it can spend, according to Coburn’s report. 47 more words


N.Korea has everything in place for new atom test: US expert

N.Korea needs more tests to “miniaturise” bomb, an expert said. -Reuters     Wed, Jul 17, 2013  Reuters

VIENNA – North Korea has strong technical reasons to carry out another nuclear test but may be hesitating because it would anger China, a prominent US scientist who has often visited the reclusive Asian state said on Wednesday. 531 more words

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