At a British Pugwash discussion meeting on 13 June at University College London, Julian Borger, the Guardian's world affairs editor, spoke on advances in drone warfare and underwater surveillance which call into question the Successor's stealth.
In December 2015, the nations of the world met in Paris and agreed to try to reduce greenhouse gas emissions so as to hold “the increase in average surface temperature to well below 2°C”. At this British Pugwash discussion meeting on 5 April 2016, Dr Christopher Watson presented our findings, describing the technology options and, as important, their economic and social implications.
At a British Pugwash discussion meeting on 1 July 2015, Richard Guthrie and Dr Caitriona MacLeish explored the highly contradictory themes of narratives developed about the Syrian chemical weapons programme and the international responses to it. These events had many ongoing consequences, not least the continuing use of chlorine in barrel bombs which could weaken the taboo against the use of poisons as weapons. Read more...
Events in Ukraine have contributed to the gravest crisis in Russia-West relations since the end of the Cold War. Dr Ian Kearns Director of the European Leadership Network, explores what has gone wrong, how the West has responded and what it should do next to both resist Russian behaviour and set relations on a more positive footing.