Two new reports assess the effect of emerging undersea technologies on ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) and strategic stability. They arise from work led by British Pugwash with BASIC in a close, supporting role.
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British Pugwash Newsletter October 2016 Topics include: New Chair of British Pugwash; Emerging technologies and the nuclear debate; COMEST and robotics; Student/Young Pugwash: first annual conference; Climate change and the Global Energy Calculator
Key topics: developments on the international disarmament scene with major implications for British Pugwash; Trident update; the 2015 NPT Review Conference; the Disarmament Institute (BRINDI); science and ethics, including autonomous weapons; chemical weapons; UK and European energy policy.
Amb. Peter Jenkins, twice British Ambassador in the UK Mission to the International Atomic Energy Agency, from 2001 to 2006, and a current member of the British Pugwash Executive Committee outlines the lessons that can be learned from the difficult and prolonged process of negotiation between Iran, the P5+1and the EU.
A new report from British Pugwash and the European Physical Society Energy Committee reviews a new international project led by the DECC to develop a software package to explore strategies that will meet the new December 2015 climate change targets.
Topics include: WMDA Talking Trident and Ambassadors’ programmes; the ethics of developing technologies; Syria’s chemical weapons; Ukraine; relaunching Student/Young Pugwash; global energy calculator