BASIC hosted a private roundtable on the United Kingdom's approach to NATO's nuclear posture after Chicago 2012 and nuclear deployments in Europe. Post-Chicago Summit analyses seem to agree that whilst a clear consensus on the general thrust of NATO’s nuclear policy was achieved, it is unclear how long this will pertain.
Pressures, particularly in the host states, are likely to surface in coming years. This roundtable discussed the opportunities and risks arising from various aspects of the UK’s tactics on NATO’s nuclear posture.
This roundtable was part of a joint project with the Arms Control Association (ACA) and the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH), funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Visit our NATO's Nuclear Posture publication page for related reading.