News

We keep abreast of news relating to developments in disarmament and non-proliferation negotiations, multilateral arms control and international security, and provide short excerpts of news pieces originally published by international and domestic media.

1 September 2014

North Korea has slammed a new British TV drama series featuring its nuclear weapons programme, urging the British government to scrap the “slanderous farce” if it wants to maintain diplomatic ties.

Opposite Number – a...

26 August 2014

On 16 June the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna circulated a request backed by 18 members of the Arab League calling on Israel to place its nuclear facilities under the IAEA’s inspection regime and to formally commit to...

24 August 2014

HELENSBURGH, Scotland — For decades, Britain’s contribution to the threat of global Armageddon has found a home on the tranquil shores of Gare Loch, where soaring green mountains plunge into murky gray waters plied by...

24 August 2014

Iran's Revolutionary Guards claimed on Sunday that an Israeli stealth drone had been brought down above the Natanz uranium enrichment site in the centre of the country.

The semi-official Fars news agency reported that Iran's elite...

15 August 2014

I just cannot get enough of the Scottish referendum debate. On every side the unthinkable is thought, the unsayable said. The murky covers are removed from North Sea oil, the single currency, the Barnett formula, welfare dependency, the West...

14 August 2014

There would be no insurmountable technical or financial obstacle to relocating Britain's Trident nuclear missile base to England out of an independent...

9 August 2014

Protesters have unveiled a seven-mile "peace scarf" as part of a protest in Berkshire against replacing the UK's Trident nuclear weapons system.

The scarf, which took thousands of hours to knit, was stretched from the Atomic...

8 August 2014

Each year, in August, we are reminded, to our sorrow, about nuclear weapons, the horrors they unleash, and the shame they bring to humankind—first, for having created them at all, and then for having tolerated their existence this long. The...

28 July 2014

The reappearance of chemical weapons with casualties in the hundreds in Syria is a depressing development whatever the political or military context and whoever is responsible. Of all the scientific disciplines, chemistry may sustain the closest...

27 July 2014

A new agreement critical to Britain's Trident nuclear weapons system, was signed the other day by British and US officials.

Whitehall was silent. We had to rely on the White House, and a message from Barack Obama to the US Congress...