Tag: arms control

trident

The UK’s Trident Nuclear Programme

Of the “official” nuclear powers (Russia, the US, France, the UK, and China), the UK probably has the most idiosyncratic approach to nuclear deterrence. Keeping the UK out of Russian–US nuclear arms control agreements in conjunction with US SLBMs is an opportunity for “unofficial” Trident test launches.

Pope in Japan

Popes Against Nuclear Weapons

The Vatican comes with its ills, contradictions and blatant hypocrisies in the field of moral theology and human existence, but on the issue of atomic and nuclear weapons, the position has been fairly consistent, if marked by gradual evolution.  On February 8, 1948, Pope Pius XII held an audience with […]

End of INF treaty

Cheering A New Arms Race: The End Of The INF

There is bound to be an initial boost in expenditure and testing on weapons that would have otherwise been banned by the INF.  A mini-arms race is in the offing: to each its degree of deserving lunacy.  There will also be, if the views of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg are anything to go by, an increased emphasis on improving missile defences.

US Military Strength

Could US Nuclear Costs Be Reduced?

The Arms Control Association (ACA), a US-based non-governmental organisation known for its developments in deterring the use of nuclear missiles, anti-ballistic missiles and other types of weapons, as well as for strengthening international security, has prepared a critical report on US President Donald Trump’s nuclear weapons policy and how much […]

Maas

German Foreign Minister On New Arms Control Measures

Unfortunately, Heiko Maas’ plan to strengthen arms control is poorly thought out and does not take adequate account of the true state of affairs in this area. His proposal puts the diametrically opposed military and political policies of the United States and Russia on an equal footing internationally and is also unbalanced with regard to China.