As a major nuclear weapons state, China plays a key role in both Russian and North Korean (DPRK) nuclear policy. Following is analysis and opinion from Ploughshares Fund staff, grantees and guests on the ongoing struggle to deal with nuclear weapons in China.

  • As the 189 signatories to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty gather in New York this week for the five-year review of the progress toward the goals of the treaty, Ploughshares Fund staff, board members and grantees are providing analysis and commentary on the range of issues under discussion, from Iran's nuclear program to global efforts to achieve a nuclear weapon-free world. 

    June 1, 2010 - By Deborah Bain

    May 6, 2010 - By Deborah Bain
  • There are times when you can feel the hinge of history moving. This is one of them.

    April 11, 2010 - By Joe Cirincione
  • In one of the busiest weeks for nuclear diplomacy in memory, here's a way for you to take diplomatic action of your own.

    April 6, 2010 - By Deborah Bain
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    February 22, 2010 - By Paul Carroll
  • While China resists tougher UN Security Council sanctions on Iran, it is likely to ultimately come on board but will seek to delay and weaken the West’s desired measures.

    February 18, 2010 - By Anonymous
  • "It's not an exaggeration to say that much of the nuclear weapons policy for the planet will be decided right here in this state," David Culp, a non-proliferation lobbyist at the Friends Committee on Natio

    January 25, 2010 - By Anonymous
  • In a thorough review expected to be completed early this year, the size, structure, and even the very mission of America’s nuclear arsenal are being reconsidered as part of President Obama’s pledge to reduce the role of the world’s most deadly weapons. 

    January 4, 2010 - By Anonymous
  • On a remote mountain pass, Chinese soldiers berated a group of Indian laborers building a five-mile road near the India-China border. The land belonged to China, asserted the soldiers, who reportedly waved their guns and scared off the workers.

    December 14, 2009 - By Anonymous
  • In order to truly abolish the threats posed by nuclear weapons the international community must take steps to safeguard or eliminate the fissile materials used in both military and civilian sectors, according to a recently released experts report (see

    December 14, 2009 - By Anonymous