• Survival

    Remembering Soviet Nuclear Risks

    22 July 2015.  Recent historical focus on NATO’s Able Archer exercise in 1983 risks ignoring what happened in the years afterwards: Soviet accidents amid heightened tensions.

  • Survival

    Deterrence at Three: US, UK and French Nuclear Cooperation

    22 July 2015.  Western nuclear deterrence could benefit from closer cooperation ‘at three’. The US, UK and France should take care, however, to do no harm to their existing bilateral relationships.

  • Survival

    The Strategic Logic of Nuclear Restraint

    22 July 2015.  It is manifestly in the American interest that nuclear weapons are never again used in war – but if they are, should the United States retaliate in kind?

  • IISS Voices

    Ben Barry: 'The most important defence review for a generation'

    20 July 2015.  IISS Panel argues this SDSR most important for a generation; UK must shape national and wider public opinion on security agenda

  • Events

    Nuclear Security in Pakistan

    07 July 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Adil Sultan
    Visiting Research Fellow for South Asia (Strategic Affairs)
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 7 July July 2015, 11am-12:30pm

  • IISS Voices

    Paulina Izewicz: Eastern Europe’s post-Crimea disarmament nerves

    11 June 2015.  In light of Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the Kremlin’s recent nuclear rhetoric, Poland and other states in region are increasingly cautious about the further withdrawal of US tactical nuclear weapons from European soil

  • Survival

    Can Deterrence Ever Be Stable?

    11 May 2015.  Stability has been the holy grail of deterrence strategists since the outset of the US–Soviet nuclear-arms competition. This prize has been elusive because nuclear weapons are not stabilising.

  • Military Balance Blog

    Tom Waldwyn: Renewing Trident

    05 May 2015.  Facts concerning the future of the UK’s submarine-based nuclear capability

  • Expert Commentary

    The House: Why Trident renewal will be on the negotiating table

    09 April 2015.  By Matthew Harries, Managing Editor of Survival and Research Fellow Since 2007, when the House of Commons voted 409-161 in favour of replacing the UK’s four Vanguard-class nuclear-armed submarines (SSBNs) – at least one of which is constantly on patrol armed with Trident II ballistic missiles, providing ‘continuous at-sea deterrence’ (CASD) – two things have changed. Financial pressures have increased dramatically, and the policy preferences of minor parties have become much more relevant. This has...

  • Expert Commentary

    RIAC: The future of the British nuclear deterrent - more of the same?

    26 March 2015.  By Matthew Cottee, Research Analyst, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme In 2016 the British government will have to decide on the future of its nuclear deterrent. Before then however, there is a national election (to be held on May, 7, 2015) to determine the composition of those decision-makers tasked with the job. While it appears likely that the deterrent will undergo modernisation, the issue is gaining more political attention and experiencing heightened...

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