Nuclear Weapons

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NATO nuclear forces include strategic weapons provided by the United States, France, and the United Kingdom, along with US ‘sub–strategic’ or ‘tactical’ nuclear weapons deployed in Europe. NATO’s nuclear posture needs to be consistent both with its Member States’ efforts to secure stronger global non-proliferation rules and enforcement, and with moves towards a world free of nuclear weapons. It needs to evolve towards a non-nuclear posture. The primary counter and non-proliferation goal of Alliance policy should be preventing the acquisition and use of nuclear weapons by terrorist groups. NATO should also play a leading role in adapting the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) to become one of the key policing mechanisms for the global elimination of nuclear weapons. This is a summary list of all the content in the site categorised within the Nuclear Weapons policy area.

15th
Sep
2015

Upgrades At US Nuclear Bases In Europe Acknowledge Security Risk

By Hans M. Kristensen

15th
Apr
2015

What would banning nuclear weapons mean for NATO?

NATO calls itself a nuclear alliance, but what would that mean in a world where nuclear weapons were clearly illegal?  PAX in the Netherlands has just

15th
Feb
2015

US and European legislators – should nuclear weapons deployment be expanded in Europe?

17th
Sep
2014

Eight US Arms Control Groups Issue 'Call to Action': Remove B61 Nuclear Bombs from Europe

On the 16 September 2014, eight US arms control groups issued an open letter calling for a new transatlantic advocacy campaign to remove US 'free-fall' B61 nuclear weapons from Europe.

1st
Jul
2014

Italy’s Nuclear Anniversary: Fake Reassurance For a King’s Ransom

By Hans M. Kristensen

30th
Jun
2014

Annual NATO Conference on WMD Arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation, Interlaken, 23 June 2014

Remarks by the NATO Deputy Secretary General Vershbow
 
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27th
Jun
2014

Russia Loses Another One of Its Early-Warning Satellites