The stated concern is diversion to military programs.
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But there is reason to doubt that the commentary signals a policy shift.
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Chinese telecom giant ZTE agreed to pay U.S. penalties of $1.2 billion for shipping equipment to Iran and North Korea.
At issue is whether China has deployed a new intercontinental ballistic missile ICBM near the Russian border.
Asian states Pakistan, India, China, and North Korea comprise four of the world's nine nuclear-armed states. The interconnections of these countries must be considered to fully understand how nuclear nonproliferation can be influenced.
A new study suggests that President Obama, failed to make progress in key nuclear disarmament areas during his second term.