After years out of the headlines - and out of most people's minds - this year nuclear weapons policy and the path to complete abolition has come to the fore again.
Sasha Polakow-Suransky's book "Unspoken Alliance: Israel's Secret Relationship with Apartheid South Africa" has ripped the lid off the secret world of unholy alliances and weapons of mass destruction.
Iran's president declared his country can produce nuclear weapons fuel, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Iran is becoming a military dictatorship, and the White House grapples with policy options.
President Barack Obama announced Sep. 17 that he plans to replace the Bush administrations missile defense system in the Czech Republic and Poland with a “new approach” by deploying a reconfigured system aimed at intercepting shorter-range missiles.
South Korean media has reported that Pyongyang has invited top envoys of US President Barack Obama to visit the country for what would be the first nuclear negotiations between the two countries under his presidency.