THE SUNDAY GUARDIAN
APLN member Manpreet Sethi reveals China’s violation of the non-proliferation agreement it had previously signed with Pakistan, in 1986. She outlines both powers’ interests in maintaining a nuclear power programme, but China in particular seems to determined to flaunt their nuclear prowess, breaching the rules of non-proliferation. Read more.
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