The interactive infographic below puts it all in perspective over time. Data can be organized by choosing the countries’ nuclear arsenals to be viewed, and to also scroll along the years to see the international nuclear climate at a particular time.
Today, 91.5% of nukes are still held by either United States and Russia. The rest are held by the United Kingdom, France, India, Pakistan, China, and Israel. North Korea also holds the technology, including the capability to enrich uranium and recover plutonium from spent fuel rods. Pyongyang successfully launched a long-range missile in 2012 and has conducted three different underground nuclear tests in 2006, 2009, and 2013.
The Global Nuclear Arsenals Over Time
Infographic source: The Nuclear Bulletin