Nuclear Weapons

A nuclear weapon (also called an atom bomb, nuke, atomic bomb, nuclear warhead, A-bomb, or nuclear bomb) is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission (fission bomb) or from a combination of fission and fusion reactions (thermonuclear bomb). Both bomb types release large quantities of energy from relatively small amounts of matter. The first test of a fission ("atomic") bomb released an amount of energy approximately equal to 20,000 tons of TNT (84 TJ). The first thermonuclear ("hydrogen") bomb test released energy approximately equal to 10 million tons of TNT (42 PJ). Nuclear bombs …

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CAPS · 17 May 2022 English

Centre for Air Power Studies Centre for Air Power Studies I S S U E B R I E F 168/22 17 May 2022 Defence of Taiwan – complexiTies anD …

military bases in Taiwan and the deployment of nuclear weapons. The PLARF Threat The PLA Rocket Force (PLARF)


ISW · 13 May 2022 English

The Kremlin likely plans to annex much of the Ukrainian territory currently occupied by Russian forces—portions of Kherson and Zaporizhia oblasts in the south and the areas of Donetsk and …

that Russian doctrine permitting the use of nuclear weapons to defend Russian territory applies to those Putin may believe that the threat or use of nuclear weapons would restore Russian deterrence after his Annexation: The Kremlin could threaten to use nuclear weapons against a Ukrainian counteroffensive into annexed Russian nuclear doctrine clearly allows for nuclear weapons use in response to “aggression against the


CAPS · 13 May 2022 English

After the initial crash of the Russian currency, the Ruble⁵, it not only regained its value but is actually stronger against the dollar than the whole of last year. [...] …

Belarus should reverse plans to hold Russian nuclear weapons on its soil. NATO countries must reverse plans


SIPRI · 12 May 2022 English

INTRODUCTION SUMMARY In the wake of the release of the ‘Joint Statement of the Following the release of a China–Russia joint statement in Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of …

Apr. 2013; Pan, Z., ‘China’s no first use of nuclear weapons’, eds 4 Zhao, T., ‘Europe’s role in promoting ‘China’s security environment and the role of nuclear weapons’, Brookings, 3 June 2021. B. Li and T. Zhao the first to use nuclear The centrality of nuclear weapons also features in the weapons at any time and interests in air, land or threatening to use nuclear weapons against China and sea. Thus, the 2019 defence (FOBS), fielding of multiple independently that nuclear weapons are to deter other countries targetable re-entry


Wilson Center Canada · 12 May 2022 Korean

2022년과 그 이후 도전과제 대응을 위한 한미동맹 로드맵

MfgdXSPDbkJg. cfr.org/backgrounder/north-korea-nuclear-weapons- 12. Victor Cha,Katrin Fraser Katz, J. Stephen https://csis-website-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/ (North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons and Missile s3fs-public/publication/220309_Cha_NorthKorea_ https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/north-korea-nuclear-weapons-missile-tests-military-capabilities https://www https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/north-korea-nuclear-weapons-missile-tests-military-capabilities https://www https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/north-korea-nuclear-weapons-missile-tests-military-capabilities https://beyondparallel


OSW · 12 May 2022 English

According to the media, the cost of the arms transferred to Ukraine from 24 February to the end of March 2022 by Germany – the largest EU state, claiming leadership …

invasion, yet risking the use of tactical nuclear weapons by Moscow, which in the worst case could lead


ACUS · 12 May 2022 English

multilateral institutions such as the United Nations, The question now is whether the United States the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and its international partners can leverage Putin’s NATO, …

T I O N E S S A Y I N T R O D U C T I O N nuclear-weapons breakout and posing new security dangers in


Wilson Center Canada · 11 May 2022 English

A BLUEPRINT FOR SOUTH KOREA AND THE UNITED STATES TO ADDRESS THE CHALLENGES OF THE 2020s AND BEYOND

neighboring countries to initiate their own nuclear weapons programs, thereby seriously undermining regional Korean collapse) than on removing North Korea’s nuclear weapons. For this reason, in working with China, it agenda for weapons modernization, and free of nuclear weapons. However, a stall in including hypersonic missiles administration and ballistic missiles, and tactical nuclear weapons. Kim also the Moon Jae-in administration were outbreak in West Africa in 2014 and SARS in nuclear weapons, and a collapsing economy. 2003. A CSIS Korea


MP-IDSA · 10 May 2022 English

Medvedev has Nizhneleninskoye Bridge, named after the cities on said that Russia would deploy nuclear weapons opposite sides of the Amur River that it now close to the Baltic States and Scandinavia if Finland

the cities on said that Russia would deploy nuclear weapons opposite sides of the Amur River that it now


MP-IDSA · 10 May 2022 English

In its recommendation, LDP noted In April, the ruling Liberal Democratic Germany’s policy shift to increase its Party (LDP) submitted to Prime Minister defence budgets in the wake of the …

documents, including Japan’s National NATO-style nuclear weapons-sharing deal Security Strategy (NSS), National


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