arms control

Conflict & Justice

Questions about illegal arms deals

The U.S. ambassador to Albania may face questions from Congress over an illegal arms deal, and another U.S. diplomat alleges that the ambassador tried to cover up the deal, as Anchor Lisa Mullins gets the details from Eric Schmitt of the New York Times.

Global Politics

US and Russia nuclear treaty

The US and Russia are moving closer to signing a new arms control agreement that would reduce the nuclear arsenals in both countries. The World's Matthew Bell reports on the significance of the treaty and what obstacles lay ahead.

Conflict & Justice

New START for nuclear disarmament

The Senate is Washington has approved a nuclear arms pact with Russia. The treaty requires the US and Russia to cut their nuclear warheads by 30%. The World's Alex Gallafent takes a look back on the evolution of US/Russian diplomacy over nuclear weapons.

Global Politics

Explosive export

20 years ago, on the eve of the Velvet Revolution, Communist Czechoslovakia churned out tractors, Skoda cars, and Semtex. The explosive is still being manufactured in the Czech Republic and only there. The BBC's Tim Whewell explores the legacy of Semtex.

Global Politics

Middle East and nukes

Iran's nuclear posturing has inspired some of its neighbors to pursue their own nuclear programs. Some experts say such programs could provide cover for the development of nuclear weapons in the region. The World's Aaron Schachter has the story.