Nuclear Proliferation

Retiring Trident Is a Defence Imperative

Jem Bendell | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Politics
Jem Bendell

Renewing Trident will not de facto keep us safe. Conversely, it risks sacrificing the naval power that tomorrow's security risks demand. True patriotism involves engaging with the way the world is, not playing old war games with taxpayers' billions.

Iran Deal: Now We Must Change Direction

Paul Ingram | Posted 16.07.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

For those Americans, diplomats and wonks following the Comprehensive Joint Plan of Action (CJPoA) over Iran's nuclear program agreed on July 14, atten...

NPT Is an Election Issue: UK Member of Elite Club of Irresponsible Nations

Paul Ingram | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

Nuclear weapons are attracting a higher profile in this UK election debate than they have in any nuclear weapon state in a generation. Yet the focus i...

Don't Let Young People Down: Listen to Our Views on Trident

Carine Bambara | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Carine Bambara

A recent argument made by nuclear weapons supporters has been that the increase of terrorism means we need nuclear weapons. Personally I believe the opposite is true - an increase in acts of terrorism is precisely why nuclear weapons are adding to insecurity: you cannot use a 'deterrent' against an ideology that does not care who it destroys - including its own followers.

Trident: What Is it Good For? Absolutely Nothing!

Cristina Varriale | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK Politics
Cristina Varriale

My view is that renewing Trident and maintaining a CASD (continuous at sea-deterrence) is not a policy Britain should be preserving. It's obsolete, not only wasting resources but upholding a defence policy that does not address the changes within a post-Cold-War world.

Iran Deal - Syria Sacrificed?

Robin Lustig | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

If the Iran nuclear deal, finalised in Geneva in the small hours of Sunday morning, sticks, the tectonic plates in the Middle East will have shifted. And whether you welcome that or fear it depends entirely on where you're sitting.

NukeMap 3D Lets You Model Nuclear Strikes On Any Location

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Tech

Everyone has wondered, from time to time, whether or not they would survive a nuclear war. But as disasters about which to be paranoid and terrified g...

Ending Nuclear Testing: Waiting for the US Senate to Take the Lead

James Kearney | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Politics
James Kearney

By leading through example, President Obama and the Senate would be demonstrating political strength while opening the door for the other remaining states to ratify. In the end, ratification of the Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty would demonstrate the United States' commitment to global leadership and strategic foresight. Ultimately, ratification would bolster US national security and make its citizens safer.

What's the Point of Nuclear Weapons?

Alex Ford | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Politics
Alex Ford

Why do we have them? Why for that matter do any of those nations have them? Why are some nations keen to spend fortunes on programmes developing these weapons - whilst their people go hungry? Because it means they are in that club - vanity.

The Real Alternative to Trident Replacement

Dr Kate Hudson | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Kate Hudson

The UK is currently at a crossroads: we can choose to become a world leader in disarmament, non-proliferation and the verification systems necessary to realise the eradication of nuclear weapons worldwide, or we can choose to contribute to global insecurity, nuclear proliferation, and increase the risk of nuclear terrorism through the modernising of our nuclear arsenal.

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty: We Have More Work to Do

Alistair Burt | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Politics
Alistair Burt

North Korea's bellicose nuclear rhetoric has put sharply into the focus how some states are able to put world peace and security at risk and, as a result of their recent actions, this issue has moved to the top of the international agenda.

Shock As North Korea Tests Nuclear Weapons

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK

North Korea has sparked alarm around the world by testing a nuclear bomb. The reclusive communist state has confirmed it has successfully conducted...

The North Korean Rocket Launch: Should We Be Worried?

Sarah Aston | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Aston

Wednesday 12 December marked the first successful attempt by North Korea to launch a rocket into space. Calling it a triumph for the year old Administration of Kim Jong - Un, North Korean officials such as Kim Ki-nam have stated that the rocket launch was a Satellite and it's launch was an "independent right" that should not be condemned by the international community.

Grave Risk Of 'Miscalculations' About Iran's Nuke Programme

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.03.2012 | UK Politics

Foreign office minister Alistair Burt has warned that "miscalculations" about the extent of Iran's nuclear programme are possible, if the country does...

Hague: Other Nations Will Get Nukes If Iran Does

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 08.03.2012 | UK Politics

Foreign Secretary William Hague has warned of the “deeply alarming” implications of Iran developing nuclear weapons. Speaking to the Foreign Af...

Iran Ready to Re-Enter Nuclear Negotiations

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2012 | Home

Iran is ready to discuss its nuclear programme with world powers, according to the country's president. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was talking in the wake...

Nuclear Power Fuels Nuclear Weapons

Mike Giles | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK Politics
Mike Giles

Iran's attempts to acquire nuclear weapons have long been discussed by politicians and commentators alike. However, the International Atomic Energy Agency report from earlier this month may speed up the likelihood of a diplomatic incident or even perhaps war.

MoD: 'All Options Open On Iran' After Reports Of Step-Up In Contingency Plan

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.01.2012 | UK

The Ministry of Defence has said that "all options should be kept on the table" amid reports the department is stepping up its contingency planning fo...