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Commentary

NATO Allies, don’t dismiss the TPNW

With the entry into force of the TPNW, the international community stands at a crossroads with respect to the future of nuclear weapons. Tom Sauer argues that the non-nuclear weapon states in NATO have a significant decision to make.

21 January 2021 | Tom Sauer
Global Security|International Law|NATO|NPT|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Weapons
Commentary

Nuclear challenges for the Biden administration

Addressing the threat posed by nuclear weapons needs to be a priority for the Biden administration. Edward Ifft looks at the nuclear issues facing the new administration and what actions need to be taken to address them.

11 January 2021 | Edward Ifft
Global Security|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Security|Nuclear Weapons|United States
Commentary

Democracy promotion begins at home

The extraordinary and unprecedented challenges to democracy inside the US indicate that the incoming administration will have its hands full at home, even as it seeks to renew US international and multilateral leadership. This will complicate and constrain efforts to promote democratic values internationally.

7 January 2021 | Jane Kinninmont
Euro-Atlantic Security|Europe|United States
Commentary

Nuclear diplomacy in the Biden administration

The Biden administration takes over a perilous global landscape when it comes to nuclear arms control and disarmament. Rebecca Davis Gibbons looks at what we can expect from Biden on nuclear issues and where the opportunities lie for progress.

6 January 2021 | Rebecca Davis Gibbons
Global Security|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Security|Nuclear Weapons|United States
Group statement

ELN Group Statement: Appeal for P5 states to reduce nuclear weapons risks

141 political, diplomatic and military experts from 30 countries appeal to the P5 states to commit to a sustained, open-ended and regular dialogue on strategic risk reduction.

14 December 2020
Global Security|Arms Control|China|France|Nuclear Weapons|Risk Reduction|Russia|United Kingdom|United States
Policy brief

Quantum technology and submarine near-invulnerability

We are currently facing a second quantum revolution which is set to become a game-changer in defence and security. Katarzyna Kubiak looks at how quantum technology applications might affect nuclear weapon capable submarines vulnerability to detection.

11 December 2020 | Katarzyna Kubiak
Global Security|Defence|Emerging technologies|Nuclear Security|Nuclear Weapons