Nuclear Weapons

There are approximately 17,000 nuclear weapons in the world in nine countries: United States, Russia, United Kingdom, France, China, Israel, India, Pakistan and North Korea. Over 90% nuclear weapons are in the arsenals of the United States and Russia.

 

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Treaties

Numerous international treaties seek to reduce and/or eliminate nuclear weapons.

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Nuclear Deterrence

Nuclear arsenals are often justified by the theory of nuclear deterrence. But does it work?

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Nuclear Famine

The use of as few as 100 nuclear weapons against cities could result in a global famine. Click here to learn more.