National Security

Nobel Peace Prize: A Win For The Nuclear Ban

Carine Bambara | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK Politics
Carine Bambara

Nuclear weapon states will soon see that it is unrealistic to continue to keep such horrific, indiscriminate, expensive weapons - costing the U.K. a mere £100,000,000,000 annually - money that could be better spent elsewhere. In this new era where conflict is taking on a new guise, where conflict comes more and more in the form of terrorism and cyber threats; archaic weapons like this one are not designed to tackle modern-day challenges.

What Can We Do To Stop Nuclear War?

Carine Bambara | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Politics
Carine Bambara

For years, many people, myself included, have argued that nuclear weapons are so destructive, cruel and immoral that they should actually be made illegal. We live in a world that had the sense to ban landmines - an indiscriminate weapon that leaves people without limbs. This same world, until now, has not had the sense to ban a weapon that could destroy millions of lives, leave generations affected, and contribute even more damage to the world around us. But we can change this.

Success For The Nuclear Ban Treaty

Carine Bambara | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK
Carine Bambara

The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is now open for signature (#nuclearban). I wrote about this agreement in my post entitled 'The En...

International Day Against Nuclear Tests

Carine Bambara | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Politics
Carine Bambara

The 29th August is the International Day Against Nuclear Tests. This acknowledges the dangers caused by nuclear testing. Many people do not know that ...

Nagasaki Day

Carine Bambara | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK
Carine Bambara

On this day we remember when a nuclear bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki in Japan on the 9th August 1945, completely obliterating the city, killing over 200,000 women, men, and children.

The Targeting Of Iran's Religious Minorities Throws The President's Reformist Claims Into Doubt

Kiri Kankhwende | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK
Kiri Kankhwende

Hassan Rouhani is officially beginning his second term as president of Iran after emphatically defeating a populist, hard-line opponent who is thought...

The End Of A Nuclear Era

Carine Bambara | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Politics
Carine Bambara

On 7 July something historic happened. A Treaty banning the stockpiling and development of nuclear weapons was adopted by 122 governments at the UN in New York. That is 122 different countries that agree that nuclear weapons are unsafe and unnecessary in the world we live in.

The Proof Theresa May Is Wrong To Blame Human Rights For Not Catching Terrorists

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK

Theresa May is wrong to say human rights law stands in the way of the fight against terror, experts have told HuffPost UK. Under pressure after the Lo...

Who Is Chelsea Manning? What You Need To Know Ahead Of Leaker's Release

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK

Who is Chelsea Manning? Born Bradley Manning, Chelsea Manning, 29, is an ex-US Army intelligence officer who was convicted of leaking a trove of secr...

Global Warming Is A National Security Risk. Why Don't We Treat It Like One?

Ben Brown | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK
Ben Brown

The UK is in the middle of a historic general election, yet climate change has barely been whispered by any of the major candidates. And the president of the United States wants to rip up the landmark Paris agreement. Why?

Our National Security Cannot Be Used As A Brexit Bargaining Chip

Yvette Cooper | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Politics
Yvette Cooper

My message to the Prime Minister and the Home Secretary is this: don't play games on national security. It's far too serious for that. Keep the security cooperation debate and deal separate. Make clear you won't ever use life saving security information as a bargaining chip, you won't ever withhold security cooperation for the sake of a trade deal and you won't ever undermine our national security in the way the Government suggested on Wednesday. And be clear on this; getting no deal on security would be disastrous for all of us, and the Prime Minister should not even threaten to walk away from the table without a security deal.

Sean Spicer Denies He's Apologising For Peddling Baseless Claim GCHQ Wiretapped Trump

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK

Sean Spicer has denied the White House has apologised for repeating a baseless claim that British spies wiretapped Donald Trump on Barack Obama’s be...

Traditional Security Is Dead - How Adaptive Security Is The Immune System Of The Modern Enterprise

Salvatore Sinno | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech
Salvatore Sinno

New challenges include the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Internet of Everything (IoE), the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) and the sudden proliferation of readily addressable end points

Trident Is Unsafe, And It's Not Just The Misfired Missiles

Dr Kate Hudson | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Kate Hudson

Disarming could not only provide political leadership to the rest of the nuclear-armed states, but would be a practical guide for how to do it, a blueprint for the rest of the world drafted by our experts and politicians.

Putting Industrial Control System Operators In The Security Driving Seat

William Culbert | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Tech
William Culbert

However, as industrial controls manage power, transport, water, gas and other critical infrastructure, the potential disruption and resulting downtime from any issue to these systems can have a significant impact to national infrastructure.

Will President Trump Extend The Disastrous 'War On Terror'?

Clive Stafford Smith | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Politics
Clive Stafford Smith

President Trump promises to bring back "a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding". Although he likes it "a lot," he does not "think it's tough enough." What the Spanish Inquisition called tormento del agua is, for Donald Trump, "minimal, minimal torture." In other words, he wants to undo all the work that we at my organization Reprieve - and many others - have struggled to carry forward in the years since 9/11.

Can Terrorists Really Attack Any Time, Any Place?

Paul Baines | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK
Paul Baines

Lone wolf terrorist attacks in Europe are becoming the norm or so Islamist terror groups would like us to think. It's a reflection of how terrorism is...

Get A Grip: Clinton's Health Is Way Better Than Previous Presidents'

Dyfed Loesche | Posted 16.09.2017 | UK Politics
Dyfed Loesche

To get a perspective on things: There probably wasn't a president in US history who didn't at some point have to put up with health issues. Indeed, a look back reveals that many presidents had been fighting much more severe and in many cases incurable diseases while in office.

The Lib Dems Are The Grownups On National Security

Tom Brake | Posted 09.09.2017 | UK Politics
Tom Brake

The Conservative Party has become cavalier about the security of the United Kingdom. Labour is even worse. As the Liberal Democrats' record shows ours is the only party that has consistently acted as a mature, prudent defender of our country's security.

There Will Be Another Syria, Experts Warn - And It's All Down To Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK

Climate change will inevitably help cause another major war, having already caused the brutal Syrian conflict, experts have warned. A panel of nationa...

Assessing Britain's Future Security in Light of the Brussels Attacks

Steven Woolfe | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Politics
Steven Woolfe

Today, no city in the world is safe from terrorist acts. The criminals only need to get past our security measures once to score their propaganda victory. But it is absolutely clear now that in the area of intelligence sharing and security, Brexit is unlikely to have any negative results and is far more likely to have many positive ones.

No Prime Minister - The UK Is More Secure Outside of the European Union

Diane James MEP | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Politics
Diane James MEP

I invite the British public to take time to weigh up the issues, after which time I am confident that they will agree with me that the best choice for the safety of them and their families is to vote to leave the failing European Union project.

The Government Is Criticising Its Own 'Snoopers' Charter'. Again

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Tech

The human rights group Liberty has called on a major redraft of the government's Investigatory Powers Bill, otherwise known as the 'Snoopers' Charter'...

Labour MP Questions Centrepiece Of Government Case For Syria Bombing

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk and Paul Waugh | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Politics

A Labour MP wants the Government to come clean over David Cameron's contention Syria boasts 70,000 “moderate” ground troops - a centrepiece of his...

EU Referendum: Britain Will Be Less Secure Outside The EU, Warns Labour's Alan Johnson

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Politics

Leaving the EU will make the UK “less secure”, former Home Secretary Alan Johnson insisted today as he launched Labour’s In For Britain campaign...