News and Views

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.

15 December 2014

Britain’s minority parties today signalled they would prop up a minority Labour government if it agreed to scrap Trident.

The leaders of the Scottish National Party, Plaid Cymru and the Green Party said axing the nuclear deterrent...

9 December 2014

Action to limit the risks of a deliberate or even accidental nuclear attack is “insufficient”, a pan-global group of political, military and diplomatic figures has warned.

Ready-to-launch nuclear weapons mean the risk of an...

8 December 2014

(Reuters) - The United States and Britain took part for the first time on Monday in an international conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons and were expected to face pressure to do more to eliminate their atomic arsenals.

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30 November 2014

The Ministry of Defence has ordered a review into the costs and construction timetable of a highly sensitive manufacturing plant that will enrich uranium for Trident nuclear missiles, amid fears the budget had spiralled out of control...

26 November 2014

THE UK government is expected to confirm a U-turn over its refusal to attend an international conference on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons after pressure from Scotland.

In a written answer to SNP Westminster leader Angus...

26 November 2014

A Cold War nuclear accident has been linked to the death 46 years later of one of the clean-up crew.

Petter Lilleby, 67, died from bronchopneumonia related to lung cancer in July.

Now a pre-inquest report has revealed he was involved...

25 November 2014

U.S. and Iranian officials appeared close on Sunday to extending the high-stakes talks over Iran’s disputed nuclear program after failing to meet a self-imposed deadline for a deal that would open the program to close international scrutiny...

24 November 2014

A £37 million deal has been struck by Westminster with the US government for a dozen huge new Trident missile launchers more than a year before the UK parliament decides if the nuclear weapons system should be renewed.

US defence...

18 November 2014

Iran’s foreign minister has said that “excessive demands” by the west could torpedo the chances of a deal being reached over the future of the Iranian nuclear programme at negotiations in Vienna.

Speaking to journalists on...

15 November 2014

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AP) -- The trouble began here, trouble that has torn at the core of the nuclear Air Force and compelled two of the last three secretaries of defense - first Robert Gates and now Chuck Hagel - to ask: Who is...