Number of Nuclear Warheads in the World as of 2013

In May 2013, it was reported that there were an estimated 17,625 nuclear warheads in the arsenal of governments worldwide. The estimated number of warheads was down from the 19,000 at the beginning of 2012. Russia has about 8,500 nuclear warheads in its arsenal, and the United States has 7,700. China is the only country… Continue reading Number of Nuclear Warheads in the World as of 2013

North Korean Missile Spending

Between 1998 and 2012, the North Korea Government is estimated to have spent between $2.8 Billion and $3.2 Billion on its missile program. The amount of money spent on the missile program would have been able to feed the entire country with corn for 3 years. Source:  Jane Perlez, “Despite Risks, China Stays at North… Continue reading North Korean Missile Spending

Central and Eastern Europe hotbed for nuclear trafficking

A report on the threats of nuclear terrorism reported that most attempts at selling nuclear materials on the black market occurred either in former Soviet Union states or in Eastern Europe. The report highlighted the country of Georgia for the numerous cases of nuclear trafficking. Highly enriched uranium has been seized in cases reported in 2003, 2006 and 2010.