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Commentary

Hiroshima: 75 years on and the start of the atomic age

75 years ago today the US dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. The era of “atomic peace” that followed has been fraught with increasingly catastrophic risks.

6 August 2020 | Andreas Persbo
Global Security|Arms Control|Deterrence|Missiles|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Weapons
Commentary

Walking on Broken Glass: The Challenges of 2020’s Arms Control

Following the INF Treaty’s breakdown over noncompliance allegations, picking up the pieces and rebuilding consensus on the importance of arms control will be essential in the decade to come.

12 February 2020 | Dr Anya Loukianova Fink
Global Security|Air space|Arms Control|Deterrence|INF|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Weapons|Russia-West Relations|Transatlantic relations
Policy brief

Managing the cyber-nuclear nexus

There are currently no formal international agreements linking nuclear weapons and cyber capabilities, and to fill this void states have invested considerable resource to address the ‘cyber’ challenge – but what does this mean for the security of nuclear weapons?

24 July 2019 | Dr Andrew Futter
Global Security|Cyber|Deterrence|Emerging technologies|Nuclear Security|Nuclear Weapons|YGLN
Commentary

A Global Commission on military nuclear risks

A significant increase in the likelihood of nuclear war could motivate nuclear disarmament and risk reduction efforts. A Global Commission on Military Nuclear Risks is needed to authoritatively assess the trend line in risks and identify high-value mitigation options.

25 June 2019 | Lyndon Burford
Global Security|Deterrence|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Weapons|Risk Reduction|WMDs