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.

26th
Jan
2010

20 years after the velvet revolution: time to remove US nuclear weapons from Europe

Liberate NATO from a Cold War posture to concentrate on today’s challenges

20th
Jan
2010

Containing nuclear North Korea

Original publication date: 
Thu, 05/28/2009 - 01:00

Intercepting shipping imports to North Korea will not bring the nuclear crisis to an end, but it could buy us some vital time

20th
Jan
2010

A Watershed Moment for NATO on Nuclear Arms

Original publication date: 
Fri, 05/01/2009 - 01:00

This article argues that NATO is a potential obstacle to progress in creating a nuclear-weapons-free world and calls for a progressive devaluing of nuclear weapons within the Alliance as part of a new

20th
Jan
2010

NATO reform critical to the Obama Administration’s nuclear disarmament agenda

Original publication date: 
Fri, 05/01/2009 - 01:00

As international support for the phased and verified elimination of nuclear weapons gathers pace several key regional security relationships hold the key to progress.