Nuclear Weapons

Ten Reasons Why We Are Doomed to Lose the War Against ISIS

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Politics
Kieran Turner-Dave

Air strikes in Syria are the latest chapter in the unwinnable 'War On Terror'. Whilst we still await the Chilquot report, two governments on from the ...

MP Has Unexpectedly Convincing Argument For Scrapping Trident

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Politics

A member of parliament for the Scottish National Party delivered an unexpectedly convincing justification for scrapping Britain’s nuclear deterrence...

No One Is Buying Russia's Hackneyed Propaganda About Nuclear Tsunamis

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK

The existence of a new submarine-launched nuclear torpedo was “accidentally” revealed by Russian state-controlled TV on Wednesday, the Kremlin ins...

Defence Chief Attacks Corbyn's Refusal To Press Nuke Button

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has hit back hard at Britain’s most senior armed forces chief after he warned that the Labour leader's refusal to use nuclear weapons ...

Jeremy Corbyn Takes On New Anti-Nuclear Role

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 17.10.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has signalled he will keep fighting the renewal of Trident by becoming a vice-president of the campaign for nuclear disarmament, PA repo...

Pictures Show How Chernobyl Has Become A Safe Haven For Wildlife

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK

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This Never-Before-Seen HD Footage Of A Nuclear Test Is Breathtaking

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Tech

There is something horrifyingly beautiful about watching a nuclear bomb go off. It's the sheer scale of the power that is being released combined with...

Union Leader Rounds On Corbyn's PM Potential Over Trident Stance

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK

The leader of one of Britain's biggest trade unions has warned Jeremy Corbyn may never be able to take on the role of Prime Minister after the new Lab...

Jeremy Corbyn's Views On Nuclear Arms Are Pretty Different To Former UK Leaders

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK

The issue of Britain's nuclear weapons has come to the fore after Jeremy Corbyn said he would never press the nuclear button and stated his opposition...

Labour and Trident Now

Paul Ingram | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

This week's non-debate of Trident at Labour Party conference is now an opportunity to reframe the issue and set the UK on a more stable path towards a non-nuclear future. But it will take collaboration between people on different sides of the current divide...

We Now Need an Informed Trident Debate

Paul Ingram | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

Rising above petty politics The nature and quality of the media storm since Jeremy Corbyn's election as leader of the Labour Party, when criticising h...

North Korea Is Making Nukes Again And Is Threatening To Use Them

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK

North Korea has restarted all of its nuclear weapons facilities and has threatened to use bombs "at any time" against the US. The state-run news ag...

Watch Every Nuclear Explosion From 1945 To Present Day

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Tech

Since the US detonated the first atomic bomb during the historic Trinity test there have been a staggering 2053 nuclear explosions on the planet Earth...

This Is What Would Happen If The Hiroshima Bomb Dropped On Your Hometown

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Tech

Seventy years ago to this day, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The total number of fatalities of the Hi...

What If Hiroshima Did Not Force the Japanese to Surrender?

Paul Ingram | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

You may hear a lot this week that the bombing of Hiroshima was a turning point for humanity - the most important historic event of the 20th century, u...

Could Britain Be the First World Power to Wake Up From the Nuclear Nightmare?

Richard Reoch | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Reoch

For the first time, a global power might need to change course and accept that it can still change the world for the better and be a force for peace and security without possessing its own weapons of mass destruction.

Iran Deal: Now We Must Change Direction

Paul Ingram | Posted 17.07.2015 | 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...

Where Is the UK Government's Nuclear Weapons Policy Heading?

Varinder Singh Bola | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Politics
Varinder Singh Bola

Whichever way you look at it, it seems that the fiscal hawks and disarmament doves have been blown out of the sky and have sunk into a deep blue ocean where the Trident Successor programme stares them head-on.

This Is NASA's Plan For The End Of The World

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Tech

Looks like NASA is taking a leaf out of the Hollywood blockbuster Armageddon. The space agency is working with National Nuclear Security Administr...

Scrap Trident - Thinking The Unthinkable

Paul Blanchard | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Blanchard

In my view, those countries with a nuclear deterrent are putting themselves more at risk from today's threats. We're not spending our money wisely. We're taking the heat off those countries without nukes. They're letting us spend the cash on Trident while they focus on what matters: tackling terrorism and stopping the growth of terrorist groups.

UK Nuclear Policy Now: Questions Remain

Paul Ingram | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

National security is deeply linked to the trajectories of nuclear proliferation, arms races and the success of diplomatic efforts to stem the tide. Future British governments would do well to maximise their efforts to develop a globally cooperative approach that undercuts the drivers of proliferation and reduces the salience nuclear weapons have to all states, and maximises the tendency in them all to act in a social responsible manner, with or without nuclear weapons. How they can do this effectively in the coming years must be at the top of their foreign policy agenda.

Finding Nuclear Hope Beyond New York

Paul Ingram | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

As the new British government in particular approaches the post election consideration of Trident renewal we must avoid the lazy temptation to think this is someone else's problem, or that answers lie in multilateral nuclear disarmament - because that is simply an excuse for no change, business as usual... until disaster strikes.

Will the New Government Be Obliged to Renew Trident?

Paul Ingram | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

The efforts to question Ed Miliband's commitment to maintain a credible independent nuclear deterrent have failed to land with the electorate. But it would be a serious error to think that is down to the repeated assurances that a Labour government will follow through with full renewal of the system...

Let's Get Over Our Scotland-Envy and Join Up

Indra Adnan | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Politics
Indra Adnan

Without a similar cause, how can the rest of the UK's broad left transcend its differences and make a break from politics as usual? Interestingly that moment and that opportunity is now upon us.

Britain's Nuclear Deterrent Isn't 'Independent'

David Morrison | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Politics
David Morrison

The Conservative Party is in favour of Britain retaining a nuclear weapons system, and so is the Labour Party. To that end, both are committed to the replacement of the four submarines built in Britain from which US-supplied Trident II missiles carrying nuclear warheads can be launched.