Which countries are trying to develop nuclear weapons?
China, India, and Pakistan are all pursuing new ballistic missile, cruise missile, and sea-based nuclear delivery systems. In addition, Pakistan has lowered the threshold for nuclear weapons use by developing tactical nuclear weapons capabilities to counter perceived Indian conventional military threats.
What countries are working towards nuclear capabilities?
The nuclear policies of these nine nations increase the risk that these weapons will be used.
- North Korea. North Korea. Explainer.
- Russia. Russia. Feature.
- China. China. Report.
- India, Pakistan & Israel. India, Pakistan & Israel. Report.
- International agreements & treaties. International agreements & treaties. Report.
Who are the 5 countries that have nuclear weapons?
Since 1970, 191 states including the US, Russia, UK, France and China have joined the NPT. These five countries are called nuclear-weapon states – and are allowed to have weapons because they built and tested a nuclear explosive device before the treaty came into effect on 1 January 1967.
Which is the most destructive nuclear weapon in the world?
With recent tensions between the US and Iran, you might be hearing a fair bit about nuclear weapons. They are considered the most destructive weapons in the world – their explosions are so powerful, just one nuclear bomb could destroy an entire city.
Where can I find information on nuclear disarmament?
The Nuclear Disarmament Resource Collection contains information and analysis of nuclear weapons disarmament proposals and progress worldwide, including detailed coverage of disarmament progress in countries who either possess or host other countries’ nuclear weapons on their territories.
Are there any countries that have reduced their nuclear arsenal?
While France has reduced its arsenal unilaterally, and the United Kingdom announced ambitious reductions to its arsenal in 2010, both states plan to maintain a credible nuclear deterrent for the foreseeable future.  China is the only NWS that appears to be increasing its nuclear stockpile, albeit slowly.