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A bit of (realistic) pessimism

A bit of (realistic) pessimism

The election of Donald Trump who, in spite of his hard-living tendencies, has been talking about meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for hamburgers, led to an increase in talks about a deal between Pyongyang and Washington. Nonetheless, as somebody who has dealt with North Korea for some 30 years, I have a rather pessimistic, […]

Kazakhstan to produce fuel for Ukrainian nuclear power plants

Kazakhstan to produce fuel for Ukrainian nuclear power plants

The Chairman of the Board of the Kazakh Atomic Company ‘Kazatomprom’, Askar Zhumagaliev, and the Ukrainian Energy and Coal Industry Minister, Igor Nasalik, discussed possible supplies of nuclear fuel from Kazakhstan to Ukraine, Vestnik Kavkaza reports. Production of nuclear fuel for Ukrainian nuclear reactors in Kazakhstan was the main topic of the meeting in Kiev. […]

Russia and Iran to begin construction work on Bushehr-2 NPP

Russia and Iran to begin construction work on Bushehr-2 NPP

Moscow and Tehran are set to launch the construction of the second stage of Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant on September 10, the ASE company said in a statement on September 6, TASS reports. ASE is an engineering company within Russian state atomic energy corporation, Rosatom. According to the statement, Rosatom’s head Sergei Kirienko will […]

Peace – a Work in Progress: Korean Peninsula Peace

Peace – a Work in Progress: Korean Peninsula Peace

The 33-year old Kim Jong-un is an insulated, unfettered ruler of North Korea. He has very successfully isolated his country, globally and politically, by flaunting nuclear arsenal and instilling the fear of god in the population he commands. Just four years into his reign, young Kim wants to take on the world by making his […]

Peace of Korean peninsula: The current state and challenges

Peace of Korean peninsula:  The current state  and challenges

A divided Korean peninsula is one of the last remaining geopolitical problems of the twentieth century, with two countries technically still at war. The countries, of course, are the two Koreas – one dynamic and modern, the other closed, impoverished, and belligerent. The peninsula they share represents one of the most vexing challenges facing the […]

South Korea call on North Korea to stop their attempted rocket launch

South Korea call on North Korea to stop their attempted rocket launch

As North Korea revealed its plans for what it called a satellite launch, the South Korean government has warned that it would have to pay a severe price if it proceeds with the move. After a National Security Council(NSC) meeting Wednesday morning, First Deputy Director of the top office’s National Security Office Cho Tae-yong issued the warning. Cho urged the […]

More countries impose restrictions on travelling to North Korea

More countries impose restrictions on travelling to North Korea

More countries are warning their citizens of travelling to North Korea, especially after the fourth nuclear experiment conducted earlier this month in Pyeongyang. According to a report by Voice of America radio on Wednesday 27th January, Canadian government warned its citizens from travelling to North Korea on 8th January, two days after the North Korean nuclear […]

Iran begins a post-sanctions era

Iran begins a post-sanctions era

Iran took a huge step toward ending its international isolation after the United Nation’s atomic watchdog “IAEA” confirmed Iran was carrying out measures agreed under the deal. European Union Foreign Affairs Chief Federica Mogherini said that the economic sanctions against Iran were lifted now that the country has joined the UK, United States, France, Germany, […]

India : India’s elusive nuclear triad will be operational soon: Navy chief

<Top N> India : India’s elusive nuclear triad will be operational soon: Navy chief

Major News in <THE TIMES OF INDIA> : India’s elusive nuclear triad will be operational soon: Navy chief “INS Arihant is steadily progressing towards becoming operational…we are pretty close to putting it to sea (for extensive trials and missile firings),” announced Navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma on Tuesday. “Navy is poised to complete the triad, […]

Japan’s Noda urges nation to go nuclear

Japan’s Noda urges nation to go nuclear

TOKYO, June 9 (Xinhua) — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has made a nationwide appeal to the people of Japan to understand that two idled nuclear reactors in western Japan must be restarted to protect people’s livelihoods and the economy in general. The No. 3 and 4 reactors at the Oi nuclear power plant in […]

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