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SIPRI Yearbook 2023

SIPRI Yearbook 2023

7. World nuclear forces

Chapter:
7. World nuclear forces
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2023
Author(s):
Hans M. Kristensen, Matt Korda

At the start of 2023, nine states—the United States, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, or North Korea) and Israel—together possessed approximately 12 512 nuclear weapons, of which 9576 were considered to be potentially operationally available. An estimated 3844 of these warheads were deployed with operational forces (see table 7.1), including about 2000 that were kept in a state of high operational alert—the same number as the previous year.

Citation (MLA):
Kristensen, Hans M., and Matt Korda. "7. World nuclear forces." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 13 Apr. 2024. <https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198890720/sipri-9780198890720-chapter-007.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Kristensen, H., & Korda, M. (2016). 7. World nuclear forces. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2023: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 13 Apr. 2024, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198890720/sipri-9780198890720-chapter-007.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Kristensen, Hans M., and Matt Korda. "7. World nuclear forces." In SIPRI Yearbook 2023: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 13 Apr. 2024, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198890720/sipri-9780198890720-chapter-007.xml
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