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a competition between nations to have the most powerful armaments

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An arms race seems inevitable and this time it will include China, which is both an economic and military giant.
Therefore, the time has come for countries of the world to work together and stop arms race through good rapport and joint measures.
MOSCOW: The Kremlin Friday said Russia will not be part of a new arms race as the United States and NATO voiced concern over Vladimir Putin's boasts of new "invincible" weapons.
describes it, would ignite a strong response from adversaries leading to an arms race.
Egypt also supports all the resolutions regarding achieving the two objectives, in consistence with Egypt's stance that aims for eliminating nuclear weapons from the globe, as well as halting any manoeuvres that would make outer space--which it says is the property of all humanity--another arena for an arms race.
In the speech, Mountbatten said: "As a military man, the nuclear arms race has no military purpose.
The Duke replied to Lord Brockway on February 17, 1981, saying he agreed with what his uncle had said, adding "the arms race is ridiculous".
The United Nations General Assembly has voted for several years on a resolution on the Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space (PAROS), which notably states that:
He also acknowledged the efforts undertaken by Pakistan for stability in the region including unilateral moratorium on nuclear testing and its support for Russian position on prevention of arms race in outer space.
In response to this, the group of founders of AI and robotics companies have sent an open letter to the UN calling for it to prevent the arms race that is currently under way for killer robots.
In both cases, the outcome of overt nuclearization of South Asia is the unleashing of a nuclear and missile arms race threatening the very framework of nuclear war avoidance in the region.
Furthermore, other experts have noted that China's projected increase would be the lowest since 2000 and that the 7 percent jump was more of a calculated attempt to show the world it was not engaged in an arms race with the U.
BT security CeO Mark Hughes said: "The industry is now in an arms race with professional criminal gangs and state entities with sophisticated tradecraft.
Sartaj Aziz said Pakistan was not oblivious to its defence requirements and upgrading its capabilities through suitable technologies without entering into arms race.
President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday night chided presidential candidate, Senator Grace Poe, on what seemed to be her choice to have an arms race with China over the South China Sea maritime dispute.