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October 10, 2019

I’m sure there’s a solid political science and cultural anthropology quantification of when and how phenomena in International Relations intrude into popular culture. My casual observance is that very few IR themes intrude into the cultural consciousness and are reserved for the more dangerous and s...

July 30, 2019

If anyone was in any doubt as to the true range of ideas and dilemmas involved in the study of nuclear issues on the morning of the 13th June, such a belief would have been swiftly retired as the day commenced. This year’s UK PONI Annual Conference sought to remind us that the nature of our current...

May 15, 2019

In March 2019 the participants in this year’s UK PONI Table Top Exercise [TTX], GORDIAN KNOT, managed what the global nuclear disarmament complex has been struggling to achieve: an agreement on nuclear arms reductions.

Conditions were anything but perfect. Alliances ‘accidentally’ voted against their...

September 10, 2018

In 1962 Britain undertook to make a complete change of approach to nuclear deterrence by moving from a delivery platform based on bomber aircraft to submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM). This decision was arrived at over three days in Nassau in the Bahamas against a background of political p...

August 1, 2018

Although President Vladimir Putin announced a slew of nuclear delivery systems in March 2018, perhaps the greatest threat to the UK’s current nuclear weapons policy is the growing capability of Russian anti-ballistic missile (ABM) systems. Improved missile defences could prompt Britain to reassess i...

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