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Nuclear deterrence is back

The changing balance of power in Asia could lead to another missile crisis

By Robert Fry  

The United States' Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine ©Sipa USA/SIPA USA/PA Images

Read more: How can we avoid nuclear catastrophe?

These are busy times in defence ministries and security think tanks around the world. Terrorism in Western European capitals, hybrid warfare on Eastern European borders, civil war in the Middle East and an old-fashioned great power confrontation in the Western Pacific make a strategic mix more complex than at any time since 1945. Throw in the increasingly tense nuclear relationships in East…

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