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.

24th
May
2012

NATO's Deterrence and Defence Posture Review shows that consensus is not possible

Former IKV Pax Christi consultant and nuclear disarmament expert Laurens Hogebrink reflects in 10 talking points on NATO’s disappointing

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    May
    2012

    NATO Watch Chicago Summit Briefing Series: No.6 The Defence and Deterrence Posture Review

    No.6 The Defence and Deterrence Posture Review:

    Plumbing the depths of the lowest common denominator 

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    May
    2012

    Churches regret NATO delay in withdrawing nuclear weapons from Europe

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    May
    2012

    Ships in the nuclear night

     

    NATO Watch director, Ian Davis, cited in an article on the debate about Scottish independence, NATO membership and nuclear disarmament.

    7th
    May
    2012

    Dutch call for an end to the deployment of US Tactical Nuclear Weapons grows louder

    Wilbert van der Zeijden and Susi Snyder, IKV Pax Christi

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    May
    2012

    Moving beyond the nuclear status quo in Europe

     

    By Hans M. Kristensen, Director, Nuclear Information Project, Federation of American Scientists

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    Apr
    2012

    Exit Strategies: The case for redefining NATO consensus on US Tactical Nuclear Weapons

    Wilbert van der Zeijden, Susi Snyder and Peter Paul Ekker, IKV Pax Christi, April 2012