The nuclear question
Roman Vassilenko, deputy director of the Nazarbayev Center in Kazakhstan, reports from an international forum and conference in Oslo addressing the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons
Nuclear weapons are the biggest threat to mankind. That’s my view – and one that’s shared by many. A total of eight countries (five recognised nuclear weapon states – Britain, China, France, Russia and the US – plus India, Pakistan and Israel, which neither denies nor confirms the existence of its nuclear arsenal) are believed to possess more than 19,000 nuclear warheads between them. North Korea, given its recent nuclear weapon tests, also appears . . .