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Nuclear non-proliferation: Planning for 2020

Each December, Wilton Park, the UK Foreign Office conference centre, hosts an international conference for diplomats and experts on issues of relevance to nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation negotiations. BASIC has been represented at these meetings by Paul Ingram, Executive Director,  for a decade. This year he authored the official report, which can be accessed on the Wilton Park website here:

Implications of the Marshall Islands Case for nuclear disarmament

Bikini Atoll

On 5th October, the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ) rejected proceedings made by the Republic of the Marshall Islands against three nuclear-armed states -- India, Pakistan and the United Kingdom -- for alleged failure to negotiate on the cessation of the nuclear arms race and nuclear d

Monday's Trident Debate: What was mentioned, what was left out?

On Monday night, MPs voted 472 to 117 to replace UK’s Trident nuclear weapons system, following a five and half hour Parliamentary debate. The atmosphere was tense; the united SNP benches made an impassioned case against Trident from across the room, while the Conservatives all voted in favour, but for the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee who voted against the motion. Many arguments were aired both for and against Trident. But what kind of arguments did the MPs make?