The South Asia nuclear standoff

In May 1998 a nuclear arms race began in South Asia.

First the Indians tested nuclear devices - then the US began intense diplomacy to stop Pakistan from following suit.

But by the end of the month they too had carried out tests.

Hear from one man at the heart of the negotiations.

Photo: Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee announces the nuclear tests. Associated Press.

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Sun 20 May 2012 13:50 GMT

Cuban History Collection

Fidel Castro and Nikita Khrushchev, Credit: OFF/AFP/Getty Images

Stories from Cuba's recent history and its difficult relationship with the US

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