Nuclear Weapons

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.

Everything We Know So Far About North Korea's 'Successful' Nuclear Test

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis has warned North Korea that any provocation will be met with a “massive military response” after the outcast ...

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 ...

What We Can Learn From North Korea's Latest Missile Launch

Edward Howell | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Politics
Edward Howell

The regime shows no sign of giving up its nuclear program anytime soon: after all, it is one - though not the only - of the the core backbones of its continued survival, and, with reluctance, we need to recognise this, and work with what we have in front of us, here and now.

Will Kim Jong-un Push The Red Button?

Seung Hoon Chae | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Politics
Seung Hoon Chae

Evidence on North Korea's rationality must be reliable enough to count all of our lives on. No matter how unlikely, if Kim Jong-un is in fact willing to press the red button, our assuming that he never will may lead to irreversible consequences.

Even A 'Minor' Nuclear War Would Be An Ecological Disaster Felt Throughout The World

The Conversation UK | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

This is why so many medical and public health organisations have been campaigning to make nuclear weapons illegal. Regardless of how many need to be exploded to cause a catastrophe or produce an existential threat to humanity, and regardless of the risk of this happening, the adage that "prevention is the best cure" remains the case when it comes to these abhorrent and dangerous weapons.

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.

Time To Care About North Korea

David Taylor | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Politics
David Taylor

The time for the joking has stopped. We, in the developed and free world, don't need to be 'making light of the situation in order to cope'. We will cope whatever happens. What we need is to be prepared to face horrors to come. The wise thing to do right now, along with praying for those in DPRK, would be to make sure that our governments are ready and willing to give all we have to see those people live.

Trump Warns Of 'Fire And Fury' If North Korea Escalates Nuclear Threat

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK

Donald Trump has said North Korea “will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen” if it escalates its nuclear threat, after US medi...

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.

Britain Has A Chance To Lead The Way On Ridding The World Of Nuclear Weapons

Caroline Lucas | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

Imagine what it would mean for Britain's standing in the world if we became the first nuclear weapons state to sign this treaty, and commit to ridding this country of these monstrous weapons of mass destruction. To stop Trident replacement and plough the resources elsewhere is an act of political bravery because it means breaking from this country's imperial past and our history of imposing ourselves on others using our weaponry as a bargaining chip. But Britain is a modern country, without the need to be bound by our history, and we have a real chance to be leading the world at this most pivotal moment.

North Korea's Successful Missile Test Leaves Trump With No Good Options Left

Michael Day | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Politics
Michael Day

War with North Korea would involve the first use of nuclear missiles since the Second World War, the worst American military casualties since Vietnam and countless civilian deaths in North and South Korea, Japan and now possibly Alaska. It is not an option to be taken lightly or to be wished for by anyone with the slightest slither of humanity.

Gary Lineker And Piers Morgan In Twitter Spat Over Nuclear War

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 03.06.2017 | UK

A special edition of BBC Question Time on Friday night saw an audience somewhat preoccupied with the issue of the nuclear deterrent give Jeremy Corbyn...

Britain's Defence Secretary Michael Fallon Is A Nutcase

John Wight | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Politics
John Wight

With this in mind, surely a political priority for any future government must be to close these institutions down and reduce them to rubble. Indeed, nothing less than the survival of future generations depends on it.

You Can Now Watch Dozens Of Declassified Nuclear Test Films On YouTube

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Tech

Mushroom clouds were a common sight in the Nevada desert and the Pacific Proving Ground between 1945 and 1962. The US used the regions to carry out mo...

This Is How Close Donald Trump Is To Pressing The Nuclear Button

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK

When Donald Trump was elected President of the United States much was said - half-mockingly, half-serious - about the world taking a step closer towar...

#NHSNotNuclear: It's Time To Scrap The Government's Nuclear Follies And Put Our NHS First

Keith Taylor | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Politics
Keith Taylor

NHS spending under the Conservative government is at its lowest since the 1950s, and the latest accounts reveal a funding shortfall of £900m for the ...

A President Unhinged, A World Endangered

Robin Lustig | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

I wish I felt that Mr Trump had any idea what he was talking about. And I wish I didn't have a deep nagging fear that his reckless insouciance may well lead the Palestinians to conclude that the man in the White House needs to be taught a lesson about the reality of the conflict.

An Alternative To Fear?

Carine Bambara | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Carine Bambara

Fear is the main thing that has made towns, states or regions vote against welcoming people into their countries, perhaps because they look, act and think differently to them. The surprising thing is that many of these people have had little interaction with immigrants in their lifetime.

Implications Of US Nuke Debate For UK

Paul Ingram | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

The US President has the authority to launch the US nuclear arsenal at any time and without reference to any other authority. During the Presidential ...

The Implications Of The Trident Test Failure

Paul Ingram | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

It is irrational to take at face value the reassurance that these systems are safe and reliable today. It is even more so that they will remain so into the future. If our government is to take these risks, which are unavoidable when deploying these systems, it has to be far more honest about those risks and more open with those affected by them.

Unattended Nukes!

Carine Bambara | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Carine Bambara

The fact that the future president of the United States, Donald Trump, took the unprecedented decision NOT to ask Under Secretary for Nuclear Security, Frank Klotz, and his deputy, Madelyn Creedon, to stay on until he finds their replacement is disturbing, to say the least.

2016 - The Year Of Progression

Carine Bambara | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Carine Bambara

Achieving a ban on nuclear weapon is not as hard as it sounds, as I've outlaid before; making nuclear weapons illegal would be the best start to this. This would make it illegal for any country to attain nuclear weapons by the buying, selling or transfer of them, with economic sanctions (or a harshening of sanctions) if a country goes against this.

Donald Trump's Terrifying Nuclear Pledge Prompts Fierce, Bleak Reaction

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK

Donald Trump has said America must expand and strengthen its nuclear weapons. In a tweet, Trump appeared to suggest the US should enlarge its arsenal ...

Trump's Ghost Of A Mandate

Ciaran Gillespie | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Politics
Ciaran Gillespie

Manifestos and policy outlines don't just serve to offer detail about what will be done by an administration, they also offer some restrictions as to what won't be. Trump has a frighteningly unbounded mandate, arising from a lack of sustained interrogation of the basis for his pledges at every step of the campaign.