arms control

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

Iran's nuclear issue

Today, Iran's foreign minister said Iran will not give up its right to enrich uranium at home. We speak with Joseph Cirincione, a non-proliferation expert and president of the Ploughshares Fund in Washington.

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

Iran's nuclear issue

Today, Iran's foreign minister said Iran will not give up its right to enrich uranium at home. We speak with Joseph Cirincione, a non-proliferation expert and president of the Ploughshares Fund in Washington.

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.