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Stephen Sizer: Some Facts About Iran’s Nuclear Activities | stephensizer.blogspot.com

The Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA) in Ireland have published a 24 page booklet by Dr David Morrison about Iran’s nuclear activities. In summary, he writes: Iran has no nuclear weapons Iran has no nuclear weapons programme Iran is not in breach of any obligations under the NPT Uranium enrichment is Iran’s “inalienable right” under the NPT The US and ...

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Asia’s Mad Arms Race | Conn M. Hallinan, Dispatches from the Edge

Asia is currently in the middle of an unprecedented arms race that is not only sharpening tensions in the region, but competing with efforts by Asian countries to address poverty and growing economic disparity. The gap between rich and poor—calculated by the Gini coefficient that measures inequality—has increased from 39 percent to 46 percent in China, India, and Indonesia. While ...

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Russia overtakes UK and France in global arms spending league table | guardian.co.uk

Global spending on weapons totals more than $1.7tn (£1tn), and Russia has overtaken Britain and France to take third place in the world league table, according to the latest figures released by a leading research body on Tuesday. While military expenditure fell last year in most western countries, including the US, which is facing serious budget deficits, Russia and China ...

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