August 21, 2019

The development of the Russian SSC-8 intermediate-range missile, and the subsequent United States and Russian withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) ended the most successful bilateral non-proliferation treaty, a cornerstone of the global non-proliferation regime. The INF...

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...

November 22, 2017

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the signing the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Under the treaty the United States and the Soviet Union agreed to destroy their ground-launched cruise and ballistic missiles with ranges of 500-5,500 kilometres. The treaty also prohibited the de...

March 27, 2017

Focusing solely on the threat stemming from Russia's assertive nuclear posture and ambitious nuclear modernisation programme, may blind NATO to the wider challenge of countering Russian influence. The Alliance will need to understand the Kremlin's full-spectrum approach to warfare in order to counte...

Please reload

Search By Tags

The UK Project on Nuclear Issues (UK PONI) promotes a cross-generational debate on contemporary nuclear issues. Nuclear Reactions is the blog of UK PONI, where all members can contribute new ideas and research.

Featured Post


Is the Nuclear Solution to Global Warming Safe?

Please reload


61 Whitehall

SW1A 2ET London

United Kingdom

Copyright 2017 RUSI Registered Charity (no. 210639)