Can America Prevent Russia from Using Low-Yield Nukes?

The 2018 Nuclear Posture Review concluded that the U.S. must deploy a small number of low-yield nuclear warheads on its Trident missiles to deter Russian first use of low-yield nuclear weapons for limited nuclear strikes in conventional warfare. It states, “Russia’s belief that limited nuclear first use, potentially including low-yield weapons, can provide such an advantage is based, in part, on Moscow’s perception that its greater number and variety of non-strategic nuclear systems provide a coercive advantage in crises and at lower levels of conflict.

Will China Use the World's Largest Amphibious Plane to Dominate the South China Sea?

A new series of China’s turboprop-propelled amphibious aircraft, the Jiaolong, meaning “flood dragon” in Mandarin, will ascend from water in its maiden offshore flight in the second half of the year, its developer the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) announced this weekend.

Coded AG600, the Jiaolong, the largest plane of its kind worldwide, features four turboprop engines riveted on to a 40-meter wingspan as well as a chubby fuselage capable of housing 50 passengers and three pilots. It has a range of 5,500 kilometers at a cruising speed of 480km/h.

Millennials Aren't More Liberal on Gun Control Than Prior Generations, Polls Find

Millennials aren’t more liberal on gun control than their parents or grandparents, according to recent polls. To the contrary, there’s some evidence that gun control is supported less by people 30 and younger now than previous generations.

Gallup has been surveying adults under 30 for the past three years, and on average, they were just 1 percentage point more likely to support gun restrictions than the national average of 57 percent.

Is South Korea Dying?

Before focus shifted to China’s looming demographic crisis, and years after the issue had already thrust uncertainty on the prospects for Japan, South Korea was busy becoming the poster child of aging populations.

Some unsettling developments last year, reported over the past couple of weeks, indicate South Korea is not getting closer to a solution.