RUSI Highlights Implications of US Weapons Program on UK Modernization
March 1, 2014
London – The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) released a paper titled, “The Bang Behind the Buck: Replacing the UK’s Nuclear Warheads,” suggesting that the future of the UK’s warhead program is dictated more by external factors, namely the US warhead program, than by imperfect predictions of reliability. The paper outlines the composition and status of the UK nuclear arsenal and describes how it might ultimately be replaced or renewed.
RUSI Releases Policy Paper on At-Sea Deterrence from a UK Perspective
January 1, 2014
London – The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) released a policy paper, "A Disturbance in the Force: Debating Continuous At-Sea Deterrence," which argues that if the UK can develop procedures for activating, sustaining, deactivating and repairing a smaller fleet of nuclear submarines, which are simultaneously flexible and reliable, then many of the risks of non-continuous patrolling postures could be mitigated.
Towards the UK's Nuclear Century
December 24, 2013
London – The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) released a policy paper, "Towards the Nuclear Century," which explores the financial, strategic, and technical issues raised by the UK Trident review and analyzes the vulnerabilities the program faces.
European Leaders Call for a New Approach to Security
December 17, 2013
The European Leadership Network
A new statement signed by 70 senior European politicians, military figures and diplomats calls for new, continuing and dynamic process for Euro-Atlantic security dialogue to address the persisting legacy of Cold War mistrust.
IMEMO Analyzes Nuclear Issues in a Middle Eastern Context
December 1, 2013
Alexei G. Arbatov, Vladimir Z. Dvorkin, Viktor I. Esin and Irina D. Zvyagelskaya
Moscow – The Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) released the report, “Nuclear Non-Proliferation in the Middle East Context.” The report (PDF) is based on discussions at a conference held at IMEMО in October 2013 and presents an analysis of the nuclear situation in the Near and Middle East, with special emphasis on Israel and Iran.