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Anti-nuclear protesters in Pakistan (Photo: AP)

Pakistan's Nuclear Jihadists

The leaders of the Pakistani nuclear weapon program, originally developed against the Indian enemy, hated each other's guts, but many of them hated the West, Israel, and the Jews even more, and aspired to obtain "The Islamic Bomb." Behind the scenes of Pakistan's nuclear program

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Pyongyang's Path of Deceit

North Korea had come a long way before reaching the position where it can threaten the West with its nuclear arsenal. How did it reach that state? How did the naivety of the West assist in the development of North Korea's nuclear program? A special review of the nuclear history of the Asian dictatorship

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Will President Trump "Rip Up" the Iranian Nuclear Agreement

Iran occasionally conducts itself contrary to its commitments subject to the JCPOA agreement, and its policy in the Middle East, as well as its ballistic missile program, contradict the spirit of that agreement. Consequently, specifically against the background of the nuclear threat of Pyongyang, President Trump may not recertify the agreement with Iran on October 15

Construction work on the Light Water Reactor at Kumho, North Korea (Photo: AP)

Unraveling North Korea's Centrifuge Program

Although North Korea's centrifuge project is a certain fact, it raises quite a few questions: What is the scope of this project? Are they developing nuclear weapons based on enriched uranium? And to what extent are the Iranians involved?

The Arak heavy water production facility, Iran (Photo: AP)

Unmasking Iran's "Research Institute"

The unveiling of the "Physics Research Center" involved in clandestine procurement for the benefit of Iran's nuclear program contributed to the sanctions imposed on Iran and to the significant decelerating of Iran's progress toward the bomb

The reactor of Bushehr nuclear plant, Iran (Photo: AP)

The Road to Perdition: Iran's Nuclear Program

Although Iran has been complying with its commitments according to the nuclear agreement for the time being, its current conduct suggests that it retains the option of renewing the military nuclear program

Gaddafi's Mental Follies and Megalomania

The chaos in Libya pursuant to Muammar Gaddafi's toppling has sharpened the dilemma: what is preferable for the Middle East – the stable regime of a tyrant or the disintegration of states even through a process of severe violence