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.

28 January 2015

Defence officials have secretly started examining plans to move Britain’s nuclear-armed submarines from Scotland to Wales, the Daily Mail can reveal.

The Scottish Nationalists, on course for an unprecedented breakthrough at May’...

27 January 2015

Why does China develop weapons systems that it opposes? China criticizes U.S. ballistic missile defense (BMD) systems, but conducted three BMD tests of its own from 2010 to 2014. China regularly supports a treaty to ban space weapons, but has...

27 January 2015

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu defended on Sunday a planned speech to Congress about Iran, saying he had a moral obligation to take every opportunity to speak out on an issue that poses a mortal threat to his country.

His visit...

25 January 2015

One of the greatest boons brought to the world by the end of the Cold War was the agreement been the US and the countries of the former Soviet Union to cooperate in securing the USSR’s vast nuclear arsenal.

Under the 1991 Cooperative...

24 January 2015

Thousands of CND campaigners wrapped the UK Ministry of Defence in a two-mile long 'peace scarf' to protest the imminent overhaul of the sea-based Trident nuclear defense system.

Protesters carried placards reading "Books Not...

22 January 2015

The end of the world has come a lot closer in the past three years, with every single person now in danger as climate change and nuclear weapons pose an escalating threat – according to the scientists behind the Doomsday Clock, a...

21 January 2015

For the most part, the majority of polls suggest that there is a smallish plurality opposed to the renewal of Trident. However, it depends a bit on how you word the question - for example, a Survation poll for the SNP...

17 January 2015

The future of Britain’s nuclear submarine fleet is set to become a major election issue this week amid concern that billions of pounds is being spent on a successor before parliament has approved an upgrade.

MPs will not vote on...

14 January 2015

The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence has compromised the safety of the public when it drove four convoy of nuclear bomb lorries through Glasgow and over the Erskine bridge amidst strong weather warnings. The Ministry of Defence had now...

13 January 2015

THE Ministry of Defence has come under fire from anti-nuclear campaigners and politicians after reports that a convoy carrying nuclear weapons travelled through the centre of Glasgow despite weather warnings.

The convoy drove through the...