Nuclear weapons

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China’s hypersonic glider weapons test threatens to drive new arms race
Analysis: China recently tested a nuclear-capable manoeuvrable missile and Russia and the US have their own programmes

Julian Borger in Washington

22, Oct, 2021 @4:59 PM

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IAEA chief: Aukus could set precedent for pursuit of nuclear submarines
Special taskforce convened by IAEA to look into Aukus deal as Iran hints at fresh pursuit of its 2018 naval nuclear propulsion program

Julian Borger in Washington

19, Oct, 2021 @11:38 PM

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The Guardian view on China’s missile launch: the arrival of a peer competitor | Editorial
Editorial: Unlike the Soviet Union, China is an economic, technological and military challenger to the US. That raises questions – especially for Taiwan


18, Oct, 2021 @6:18 PM

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Mothers of the Revolution review – emotional return to Greenham Common
With stirring testimony on offer from the organisers of the groundbreaking women’s peace camp, this doc doesn’t need its superfluous dramatic recreations

Leslie Felperin

13, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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‘Vigil portrayed us as malevolent robots’ – submariners torpedo the BBC’s nautical hit
Fifteen minutes to launch a nuke? Rampant drugs and hairspray? No beer in the torpedo hatches? As the tense thriller concludes, navy experts scuttle its boatload of mistakes

Stuart Jeffries

25, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Aukus: Australia sent ‘extremely satisfied’ letter hours before axing French contract
French Naval Group to invoice Australia for abruptly cancelling submarine contract, says CEO

Daniel Hurst in Canberra, Angelique Chrisafis and Kim Willsher in Paris

23, Sep, 2021 @4:30 PM

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‘Pushing the nuclear envelope’: North Korea’s missile diplomacy
Analysis: Fear and uncertainty of the Obama years could return as Kim Jong-un revives nuclear ambitions

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

22, Sep, 2021 @11:57 AM

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Making waves in the Pacific: how Boris Johnson’s Global Britain went rogue
Defence pact with Australia and the US increases chance of confrontation with China and spurs nuclear proliferation

Simon Tisdall

19, Sep, 2021 @6:30 AM

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China warns US-UK-Australia pact could ‘hurt their own interests’
Aukus described as ‘exclusionary’ amid French anger at scrapping of $90bn submarine deal with Australia

Helen Davidson in Taipei and Gavin Blair in Tokyo

16, Sep, 2021 @9:25 AM

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Top general feared Trump would launch nuclear war, Woodward book reports
General Milley worried about Trump’s ‘trigger point’ after the election and monitored him to prevent catastrophic military strike

Martin Pengelly in New York

14, Sep, 2021 @5:13 PM

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State surveillance under the spotlight | Letter
Letter: The latest revelation that the police had a spy in the CND headquarters is further proof of the unnecessary monitoring of legal, peaceful activities, writes former national council member Julian Harber


14, Sep, 2021 @3:48 PM

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CND calls for answers from inquiry over 1980s police infiltration
Demand follows confirmation by inquiry that undercover officer was planted in campaign HQ from 1981 to 1984

Rob Evans

12, Sep, 2021 @1:46 PM

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