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.

3 April 2014

Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine has left many observers fearing that Washington and Moscow are headed towards a new Cold War. It is not surprising, then, that the crisis has spawned plenty of chatter about one of the Cold War...

2 April 2014

the Nato allies are collectively preoccupied by Vladimir Putin's intentions in eastern Europe, Britain and the US are secretly renegotiating a pact which is a bedrock of their very special bilateral relationship.

Their Mutual Defence...

2 April 2014

Eighteen countries, including five of the world's leading arms exporters, ratified a landmark treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade on Wednesday, giving a significant boost to the campaign for the treaty's entry into...

2 April 2014

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday called for the establishment of a global convention on a no-first-use policy for nuclear weapons.

"If all states possessing nuclear weapons recognize that if this is so" --...

2 April 2014

Changes to the design of Iran's planned Arak research reactor could drastically reduce its output of potential nuclear weapon material, U.S. experts said in a proposal.

How to deal with Arak is one of several issues that must be tackled...

1 April 2014

The U.S. Energy Department's nuclear-security arm is reviewing its assistance to Russia amid continuing tensions with Moscow over Ukraine.

The National Nuclear Security Administration assessment is part of an Energy-...

31 March 2014

She was 13 when the world ended. There in Hiroshima on that bright blue morning of August 6th, 1945, 70 years ago next year, when all changed utterly. She survived to relate what it is to live through annihilation.

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31 March 2014

Investigation reveals flaws in tending to the nation’s most deadly weapons.

The last thing you hear when leaving the dealership behind the wheel of your new car is the salesperson. She’s reminding you to bring it back to the...

30 March 2014

Alex Salmond has denied that Trident nuclear weapons could stay in Scotland after independence as the fallout from a UK minister's anonymous briefing over sharing the pound intensified.

The First Minister said reports...

30 March 2014

A retired British Army general and defence policy researcher has told Westminster's Defence Select Committee that he harbours deep reservations over the usefulness of renewing the Trident nuclear weapons programme.
 
Sir Hugh...