Weapons of Mass Destruction

Why Do We Call Chemical Weapons "Weapons of Mass Destruction"? They're Nothing Of The Sort

Brendan O'Neill | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Politics
Brendan O'Neill

All of us have a visceral, emotional reaction to the use of chemical weapons. It repulses us... Yet there's a question that must be asked: why are we more offended by the killing of civilians with chemical weapons than we are by the slaughter of far greater numbers of civilians with conventional weapons?

New Missiles for Old?

Dr Lynette Nusbacher | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK Politics
Dr Lynette Nusbacher

Nuclear weapons may be filthy, but they are a comparatively clean way of deterring people from using biological and chemical weapons which are worse.

Countering the Spread of WMDs

Alistair Burt | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Politics
Alistair Burt

Countering the spread of WMD is one of the most important challenges we face in building a peaceful and secure 21st century. Whilst public attention is always focussed on nuclear issues, that doesn't just mean countering those illegal weapons programmes.

Breaking Banking Ties With Iran is But One Step

Peter Martindale | Posted 25.01.2012 | UK Politics
Peter Martindale

It is abundantly clear to all, including the Iranian regime, that the West has intent to cause regime change in Iran. The new sanctions announced this week are a clear step towards that goal. It is the beginning of moves that the Iranian freedom movements have been asking the West for for some years.