Nuclear Weapons – British Pugwash https://britishpugwash.org Wed, 29 Jan 2020 16:44:08 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 https://i1.wp.com/britishpugwash.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/bpico.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Nuclear Weapons – British Pugwash https://britishpugwash.org 32 32 146896316 Pugwash at APPG on drones: ‘Drones, swarming and the future of warfare’ https://britishpugwash.org/pugwash-at-appg-on-drones-drones-swarming-and-the-future-of-warfare/ Fri, 12 Jul 2019 12:43:31 +0000 https://britishpugwash.org/?p=4580 Our Executive Committee member, Sebastian Brixey-Williams, spoke about some of his recent research on marine drones to a meeting organised by three different All Party Parliamentary Groups.

The presentation touched on some of his Pugwash-funded research on how trends in unmanned underwater vehicles might impact submarine-based nuclear weapons systems.…

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Our Executive Committee member, Sebastian Brixey-Williams, spoke about some of his recent research on marine drones to a meeting organised by three different All Party Parliamentary Groups.

The presentation touched on some of his Pugwash-funded research on how trends in unmanned underwater vehicles might impact submarine-based nuclear weapons systems.

A summary of the meeting is here

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“Emerging technologies and strategic anti-submarine warfare” https://britishpugwash.org/emerging-technologies-and-strategic-anti-submarine-warfare/ Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:02:21 +0000 http://britishpugwash.org/?p=3964 British Pugwash discussion meeting Thursday 26 April, 18.00-19.30 entitled “Emerging technologies and strategic anti-submarine warfare”:

Sebastian Brixey-Williams, project leader, will discuss work done by British Pugwash and BASIC in a joint project to examine the long-standing assumption submarines will remain invisible to undersea detection technologies into the 2080s and 2090s, when the next generations of SSBN are due to retire.

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62nd International Pugwash conference https://britishpugwash.org/62nd-international-pugwash-conference/ Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:39:55 +0000 http://britishpugwash.org/?p=3816 The 62nd International Pugwash conference, Confronting New Nuclear Dangers, was held in Astana, Kazakhstan from 25-29 August 2017.

The record of the proceedings is at:

https://pugwash.org/2017/08/25/62nd-pugwash-conference-astana/

Videos from keynotes and panels are here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe8dY4eL9u9I_w-eu6YzRNw/videos

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British Pugwash Annual Report 2016 https://britishpugwash.org/british-pugwash-annual-report-2016/ Wed, 09 Aug 2017 14:58:42 +0000 http://britishpugwash.org/?p=3804 Key topics include: developments on the international disarmament scene with major implications for British Pugwash; Trident: emerging technologies; the NPT RevCon and the Disarmament Institute (BRINDI); science and ethics: the ethics of modern robotics; energy policy and climate change; Student / Young Pugwash activities

Read or download the report

 

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North Korea: the search for a peaceful solution https://britishpugwash.org/north-korea-the-search-for-a-peaceful-solution/ Sat, 22 Jul 2017 14:30:32 +0000 http://britishpugwash.org/?p=3798 Sverre Lodgaard, a former director of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, delivered the 13th annual Joseph Rotblat Memorial Lecture at the Hay Festival on 3 June 2017. He addressed the North Korean nuclear threat and reviewed options for a peaceful solution.

Hay Festival in partnership with the WMD Awareness project

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What underlies North Korea’s drive to acquire nuclear weapons? https://britishpugwash.org/what-underlies-north-koreas-drive-to-acquire-nuclear-weapons-2/ Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:18:10 +0000 http://britishpugwash.org/?p=3791 At a British Pugwash discussion meeting on 25 April 2017 John Everard, a former British ambassador to North Korea, discussed the DPRK’s nuclear programme against the background of recent events, considering the North Koreans’ objectives and what is known of their nuclear doctrine. After outlining the historic background to the DPRK’s nuclear weapon programme he examined the motivations for this nuclear programme, which have varied over the years and examined the uncertain prospects for the future.

Summary of John Everard’s talk

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