Russia Will Begin Sea Trials of New Nuclear Subs this Summer


Two of Russia’s newest nuclear submarines will begin sea trials this summer, according to state media reports. Borey-class Vladimir Monomakh nuclear ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) and the Yasen-class attack boat (SSN) Severodvinsk will depart the Sevmash shipyard in Northern Russia, pending ice melt. […]

China’s Nuclear Modernization and the End of Nuclear Opacity

Nicholas Giacometti

Recent events in late 2013 and early 2014, including China’s demonstration of its nuclear submarine force, have once again brought the issue of the country’s policy of nuclear opacity to the fore. Among the P5 (the five permanent members of […]